Federal legislation aims to protect kids from social media harms

Nadia Ramlagan Pressure is mounting on lawmakers to hold social media companies accountable for algorithms and other practices linked to eating disorders, depression and other serious mental health issues in adolescents and teens. After a second Facebook, now called Meta, whistleblower recently testified in Congress, advocates are once again asking Congress to pass the Kids Online Safety […]

Methadone prescription bill could ease restrictions for West Virginians

Nadia Ramlagan Senate lawmakers are soon expected to vote on the Modernizing Opioid Treatment Access Act, legislation introduced this year by Republican Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe and pharmacies to dispense methadone for people with opioid-use disorder. Currently, methadone is tightly regulated and can only […]

Beckley Hosts Its Annual Christmas Parade.

Beckley, WV – (WWNR) – People young and old lined the streets of Beckley Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade. Floats embodying the theme of Christmas Villages rode thru downtown Beckley and participants threw candy to the kids.

Gov. Justice announces yearly revenue collections $286.2 million ahead of estimate

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s General Revenue collections for November 2023, the fifth month of the Fiscal Year 2024, came in at $404.8 million, which is $44.0 million above the official estimate. Cumulative collections for Fiscal Year 2024 of more than $2.213 billion stand at $286.2 million ahead of the cumulative […]

DHHR Begins Transition of Family Assistance Programs Eligibility System to West Virginia People’s Access to Help (WV PATH)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is transitioning its eligibility system for family assistance programs from the Recipient Automated Payment and Information Data System (RAPIDS) to West Virginia People’s Access to Help (WV PATH). To ensure a successful statewide transition in spring of 2024, DHHR will launch a pilot on […]

Beckley Warming Center Seeking Volunteers, announces operation hours.

A collaboration between multiple agencies, organizations, individuals, and representatives from the Cityof Beckley will launch a Warming Center in Beckley for those who need shelter to stay warm and safeduring cold weather events.The Beckley Warming Center will open in the Fellowship Hall of the Beckley Community UnitedMethodist Church, located at 217 South Heber Street, Beckley, […]

DHHR Selects the West Virginia Pregnancy Center Coalition to Manage the West Virginia Mothers and Babies Support Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health has awarded a grant through a selection process to the West Virginia Pregnancy Center Coalition to manage the West Virginia Mothers and Babies Support Program.  Signed into law by Governor Jim Justice, West Virginia HB […]

Gov. Justice signs MOU between WVDNR and Girl Scouts to promote education, conservation

Agreement will provide scouts with free and reduced-price activities at state parks in exchange for service projects. CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice today announced a partnership between The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Black Diamond Council of the Girls Scouts of America to allow scouts to utilize state parks for activities while contributing […]