House Refuses to Concur on SB 1001

The House returned for its evening floor session, completing action on six bills and passing two. Senate Bill 1008, a supplemental appropriation, transfers $2,000,000 of unappropriated general revenue to the Department of Veterans’ Assistance for fiscal year 2024.  Senate Bill 1009, a supplemental appropriation, amends the appropriations to the State Board of Education- State Aid […]

Senate Passes 8 Bills to Begin First Special Session of 2024

The Senate suspended the constitutional rules requiring bills to be read on three separate days and passed eight bills on Sunday evening to begin the First Special Session of 2024. The bills that were passed Sunday night include: Senate Bill 1001 restores funding for Medicaid and the IDD waver program that was cut during the Regular […]

New “treat-in-place” protocols take effect in West Virginia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice is expected to provide much needed relief to West Virginians in need of emergency services and first responders this month. The new “treat-in-place” protocols take effect on May 1, 2024 and will allow for patients with qualifying conditions to be treated in the comfort of their own […]

Governor and First Lady Justice issue statement on death of coal miner in Wyoming County

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County.  Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was fatally injured Thursday morning at the CM Energy Operations LP Surface Mine in Wyoming County while operating an excavator. This marks the first coal […]


Beckley, WV – The Theatre West Virginia Academy is now accepting registrations for their upcoming Summer Theatre Camp, July 15th-20th at The Raleigh Playhouse. The camp will be held July 15th-19th from 9 am – 4 pm, with a recital for friends and family on July 20th. The cost is $200 per student, with a $50 […]

‘Election Night Reporting’ System for May 14 Primary Election

Charleston, W.Va – The WV Secretary of State’s secure reporting website for Tuesday’s unofficial Primary Election results will be live on election night according to Secretary of State Mac Warner.After the polls close and the votes are tabulated, each county clerk will report unofficial results directly to the Election Night Reporting (ENR) site for the public to see. The […]

Collaboration between WVSOM and Marshall University will allow medical students to earn dual D.O./MPH degree

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine(WVSOM) will soon have the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Health degree(MPH) while completing their osteopathic medical education.WVSOM has entered into a partnership with Marshall University that will allow themedical school’s students to supplement their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)degree with an […]