DHHR Announces First Time Awards for Exemplary Addiction Care and Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy and the Bureau for Behavioral Health are pleased to announce the first recipients of the following awards in recognition of their commitments to the field of addiction in West Virginia:2022 Award for Excellence in Addiction Counseling and Service: Katie Chiasson-Downs, […]

WVU TECH Beckley Campus expanding clinical simulation opportunities for students

Beckley, WV – As the WVU School of Nursing Beckley Campus expands its use of simulation for students, faculty members are also expanding their training and knowledge of the equipment. “We have added to our simulation labs and want to make sure we are using that equipment as efficiently and effectively as possible,” said Hillary Parcell, Beckley Campus Chair. […]

Inaugural Forks of Coal Water Festival set for Tuesday, Sept. 27th

Over 100 fifth-grade students from Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone counties set to attend CHARLESTON, WV – Over 100 fifth-grade students from Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone counties are set to attend the inaugural Forks of Coal Water Festival on Tuesday at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area and Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center in Alum […]

WVDOH Supplemental funding has already paid for nearly $60 million in paving projects

CHARLESTON, WV – On Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, Gov. Jim Justice called a special session of the West Virginia Legislature to request $150 million in supplemental funding for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH). Anticipating the Legislature would approve the budget request, the WVDOH has used a portion of the funding to pay for nearly $60 […]

State Youth Environmental Conference set for October

West Virginians, ages 13-18, can attend for free with a scholarship CHARLESTON, WV – Scholarships are available for the 47th annual West Virginia Youth Environmental Conference, scheduled for October 7-9 at Twin Falls State Park in Wyoming County. Sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Program, the conference is open to youth […]

Supplemental Payment for Low Income Energy Assistance Program Recipients

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced a supplemental payment will be issued to individuals who received LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) in the 2022 program year. The payment will range from $25 to $465 and will be based on the amount of LIEAP assistance paid to the utility provider […]

Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., testifies before U.S. Senate

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., was one of four state, regional or local officials from around the country to testify before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Wriston, who has been instrumental in implementing West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program, […]

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Artwork of Central and Southeastern W.Va. ‘Kids Kick Opioids’ Regional Winners on Display at Capitol

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced artwork by students from central and southeastern West Virginia, who are regional winners of the office’s sixth Kids Kick Opioids contest, will be on display at the State Capitol building from Sept. 26-Oct. 2. The artwork designs showcasing efforts to raise awareness of opioid abuse were created […]

First Lady Justice introduces two new Friends With Paws therapy dogs in Pup Rallies at Moorefield Elementary School and Spring Mills High School

MOOREFIELD AND MARTINSBURG, WV – First Lady Cathy Justice today visited Moorefield Elementary School and Spring Mills High School for “Pup Rallies” to celebrate the arrival of the state’s next therapy dogs through the Friends With Paws Communities In Schools (CIS) program. The dog introduced at today’s Pup Rally at Moorefield Elementary School is named Shadow. […]

FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s Plan for Student Debt Relief Could Benefit Tens of Millions of Borrowers in All Fifty States

Washington, DC – The White House released state-by-state data on how the Biden Administration’s plan for student debt relief will benefit borrowers in all fifty states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Last month, President Biden announced his Administration’s plan to give working and middle-class Americans more breathing room by providing up to $20,000 in debt […]