WV Conservation Groups ‘Troubled’ by SCOTUS Wetlands Decision

Nadia Ramlagan Since the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with private property owners in a battle of over wetland protections and the Clean Water Act, West Virginia environmental groups are concerned about further rollbacks to federal clean-water protections. Angie Rosser, executive director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, explained wetlands are natural water filters, and important for […]

DHHR’s West Virginia Cancer Registry Achieves Gold Standard for Registry Certification

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  For the 24th consecutive year, the West Virginia Cancer Registry, a program of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), has attained the prestigious Gold Standard for Registry Certification from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). This designation recognizes the highest possible standard for data quality, completeness, and timeliness. “The […]

DHHR to Host In-Person Hiring Event for Positions in Kanawha County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will host an in-person hiring event on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 4190 Washington Street West, Charleston, West Virginia 25313 for positions in Kanawha County. The event will interview for the positions of Child Protective Service Case […]

West Virginia National Guard deployment to Southern Border

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has approved up to 50 West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) Soldiers and Airmen to deploy to Texas for up to 30 days to support Operation Lone Star (OLS) as a part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) from Texas.  “In response to a letter requesting aid from Texas […]

Free Fishing Weekend to take place June 10–11

Annual event gives novice and returning anglers the opportunity to try fishing without having to buy a license CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend will return June 10-11, 2023, and encouraged anglers and their families to plan a trip. West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is part of a […]

17 new projects approved by the Water Development Authority

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today announced that the West Virginia Water Development Authority (WDA) recently approved 17 infrastructure-related projects funded by the Economic Enhancement Grant Fund. To date, the WDA has approved 100 projects with a total project cost of $1.1 billion and a state match of $280 million spread across 43 counties. “I am extremely […]


CHARLESTON, W.Va.– Beginning on or about Thursday, June 1, weather permitting, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights-of-way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter. “The company generally makes aerial maintenance applications only in less populated areas where terrain and accessibility make it difficult for ground-based crews to safely clear rights-of-way,” said […]

Beckley to receive $500,000 EPA Grant

Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today approval of a $500,000 grant to the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA)  to clean up the former Beckley landfill. Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold said that remediation of the site will enhance multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism in Raleigh County and […]

Fayette County man pleads guilty to illegal voting

Charleston, W.Va. –  WV Secretary of State Mac Warner announced today that a Fayette County man plead guilty to illegal voting in the 2020 general election.Last week, Richard Fox was sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court to one year of probation and a $1,000 fine for casting two mail-in ballots – one in West Virginia and one […]