Department of Health Informs Residents of Increased Eligibility Guidelines for WIC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health (DH), Bureau for Public Health, Office of Nutrition Services (ONS) today announced updated U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The new income eligibility guidelines will take effect on Monday, April 15, 2024. The new […]

DoHS’s Bureau for Medical Services to Audit Medicaid Waiver Providers on ARPA Funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Medical Services announced it will begin auditing Medicaid waiver providers on American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) funds that were received during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers were notified of this intention by letter on Friday, April 12, 2024. BMS will conduct the audit to ascertain how ARPA […]

Experts: EPA chemical plant emissions rule a win for WV communities

Nadia Ramlagan Chemical plants in West Virginia and other states will be required to curb emissions of toxic, cancer causing pollutants – such as ethylene oxide, chloroprene and other chemicals – under a new Environmental Protection Agency rule. Hundreds of facilities, most located near low-income or communities of color, will also have to collect air pollution […]

As WV’s jail crisis mounts, ‘Second Look’ policies gain traction

Nadia Ramlagan Amid overcrowding and unsafe conditions in West Virginia jails, state lawmakers introduced bills that would allow judges to take a ‘second look’ at an individual’s original sentence. If a court determines they no longer pose a threat to the community, the person could be released, placed on supervision, or receive a shortened sentence. […]

PSC Probes How Utilities Notify Public of Outages

CHARLESTON, WV – State regulators have opened a general investigation into notifications by utilities and cable providers regarding service outages. The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has notified 14 regulated utilities that they should explain how they notify their individual customers when they are affected by service outages. The companies named in the investigation […]

Transportation crews work together on rail bike project

CLAY COUNTY, WV – Anyone traveling along Buffalo Creek Road near the J.G. Bradley Campground in Clay County will see that many improvements are being made at the site. Crews from the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities and Division of Highways’ Central Forces are partnering with the private company, Rail Explorers, to do the necessary […]

West Virginia DMV offers several convenient ways to renew vehicle registrations

CHARLESTON, WV – It’s that time again. It’s time to renew your West Virginia vehicle registration. The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will send you a registration renewal reminder postcard 60 days before your registration expires. You can renew your registration in several ways. Make sure to have your current registration card, proof of vehicle insurance, […]