Warner asks Citizens to Volunteer now to be a Poll Worker for November 8 General Election

National Poll Worker Recruitment Day is Aug. 16th; Charleston, W.Va – In preparation for the state’s November 8th General Election, WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is asking registered voters to consider becoming a poll worker in their home county.The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated August 16th as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. This day of action […]

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Multimillion-Dollar Settlement with Rite Aid

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday announced a settlement that may add up to $30 million with Rite Aid to resolve a lawsuit that alleged the pharmacy chain failed to maintain effective controls against diversion and it contributed to oversupply of opioids in the state.“So many lives have been lost and shattered […]

STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE TO HOST FOUR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUCTIONS AT STATE FAIR

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore today announced his Office will host four in-person Unclaimed Property Auctions during the 2022 State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea.   The auctions will take place Friday, Aug. 12; Saturday, Aug. 13; Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 5 p.m. each day.   The items […]

Gov. Justice celebrates grand opening of new West Virginia Taxpayer Engagement Center

WATCH FULL EVENT | VIEW PHOTO ALBUM CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the West Virginia State Tax Department’s new Taxpayer Engagement Center.Located in downtown Charleston, the Taxpayer Engagement Center consolidates taxpayer access locations in the area to a single, modern location, designed for ease of access and […]

Following legislative inaction on locality pay for correctional officers, Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency to address jail staffing shortages

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today issued a State of Emergency to address critical staffing shortages at correctional facilities in West Virginia. The State of Emergency empowers the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard to support the Department of Homeland Security with National Guard personnel sufficient to alleviate staffing shortages at adult and juvenile correctional and […]

West Virginia DMV launches new digital service: REAL ID Headstart

REAL ID Headstart offers convenient, time-saving pre-enrollment features CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that residents now have a new, convenient option for getting their REAL ID ahead of the federal deadline on May 3, 2023. The DMV’s new digital service – REAL ID Headstart – offers an easy and […]

TREASURER MOORE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY SMART529 SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES

Three Lucky West Virginia Students to Win $20,000 Scholarships this Fall   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore today joined students and faculty of Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston to launch a special scholarship sweepstakes to commemorate the 20th anniversary of West Virginia’s SMART529 College Savings Plan.   West Virginia families can visit www.wvtreasury.com/20years to enter their […]

WHY RISK IT? CLICK IT OR TICKET.

CHARLESTON, WV – Summer is winding down and as people prepare for one last weekend away during the Labor Day holiday or a quick vacation before school is in session, more drivers are on West Virginia roads. The West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) is reminding all drivers of the importance of correct seat belt […]

West Virginia Successfully Transitions to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH) reports that West Virginia has successfully transitioned to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s new three-digit number (988). Since the new three-digit dialing code went live on July 16, 2022, 855 calls have been received. The 988 Suicide & Crisis […]

2nd Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash  on Bolt Road

Fairdale, WV – On 8/09/2022, Susan Flint of N. Miami Beach, Florida was driving a 2006 Honda Accord traveling west in the 1200 block of WV Route 99 – Bolt Road, Fairdale, WV. A loaded coal transport truck was traveling east on the same roadway,  Preliminary findings show the vehicle operated by Ms. Flint crossed the […]