Warner to present Raleigh and Mingo County schools with Jennings Randolph Award on Tuesday

For registering to vote at least 85% of the eligible student body; Charleston, W.Va –  WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is set to visit three high schools receiving the Jennings Randolph Award for Civic Engagement in Raleigh and Mingo County on Tuesday, April 23. To qualify for the prestigious recognition, a high school must register to vote at […]

West Virginia Department of Health Reports First Case of Measles in Fifteen Years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health has confirmed the first case of measles since 2009 in a Monongalia County resident. The person was undervaccinated and had recent international travel. State health officials are currently working closely with the Monongalia County Health Department investigating the positive case and conducting contact tracing. In 2024, 125 cases […]

After Alaskan mining decision, other states may step up conservation efforts

Nadia Ramlagan The Biden administration has denied approval for a project to build more than 200 miles of road in the Alaskan wilderness. On this Earth Day, environmental advocates said the decision highlights how states like West Virginia could protect its own lands in the face of shrinking natural resources and pressure to open up protected areas to […]

All West Virginia DMV services back online

CHARLESTON, WV – All West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services are back online after a mainframe issue impacting multiple agencies has been resolved. All services at the 26 regional DMV offices and county sheriff’s offices are being offered. Online services and DMV Now kiosk services have also been restored. All regional offices are open today, […]

West Virginia Department of Health Announces Expanded Food Options for WIC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) has announced new changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – commonly referred to as WIC. The program increased the amount of money available to low-income families to purchase fruits and vegetables while allowing more flexibility in selecting foods from a variety […]

Mainframe issue affects services at West Virginia DMV

CHARLESTON, WV – The mainframe computer at the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is down because of a hardware issue. Currently, no driver’s licenses or IDs, or motor vehicle renewals can be issued at the 26 regional DMV offices, online, or at the West Virginia DMV Now kiosks. Because of the issue, county sheriff’s […]