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Media Alert: Office of the Governor, West Virginia Press to host ZOOM broadband strategy roundtable discussion for media on Wednesday

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and top administration officials will participate in a ZOOM broadband strategy roundtable discussion with media on Wednesday. Set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, the one-hour ZOOM roundtable discussion will allow members of the media to talk with Justice[Read More…]

Gee: WVU to establish first-of-its-kind Purpose Institute, charting new path for innovation and leadership in higher education

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Creating space and time for students to discover their life paths, West Virginia University will open the nation’s first Purpose Institute on a college campus, President Gordon Gee announced at his annual State of the University address Monday (Oct. 18) at the College of Law’s Fitzsimmons Event Hall. “We must pursue education, healthcare and prosperity[Read More…]

West Virginia Governor appoints Mark Scott as Cabinet Secretary for Department of Administration

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has announced has appointed Mark Scott as Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration. Scott, who currently serves as the president of the Randolph County Commission, worked in the insurance business in north central West Virginia for 27 years before[Read More…]

Dominion Energy West Virginia notes payment plans, assistance programs can help customers through period of rising gas prices

WV Press Release Sharing CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As Dominion Energy West Virginia customers prepare for winter weather, they may also plan for expected increased costs to their monthly gas bills. This increase is due to greater demand with the economic recovery and nation-wide lower storage levels of natural gas heading into[Read More…]

2021 Charleston ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ expected to bring hundreds of residents together in the fight to end Alzheimer’s

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Participants in this year’s Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be able to physically join forces in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. The Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place in-person on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The Promise[Read More…]

West Virginia Senate redistricting vote delayed again

By Steven Allen Adams, The Intelligencer CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia state Senate delayed action Monday on a bill that would create a new redistricting map for its 17 districts, making it the fourth time Senate Republicans have put off a vote on the bill. Senate Bill 3034, dividing[Read More…]

Manchin’s pushback against key climate policy leaves West Virginia coal industry satisfied, climate advocates wanting answers

By Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s pushback against what advocates say is the most critical climate measure in a social services and climate budget bill that includes much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda has West Virginia environmentalists on edge. West Virginia’s Democrat senior[Read More…]

WVPSC: Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

By Charlotte Lane Chair of the West Virginia Public Service Commission Carbon monoxide poisoning is a very real threat to anyone who uses natural gas in their home.  We all know that in theory, but a recent experience really brought that lesson home for me. The carbon monoxide detector in[Read More…]

West Virginia Governor Justice unveils broadband expansion project

By Jess Mancini, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The governor unveiled Friday a new $1 billion plan to upgrade and expand broadband internet in West Virginia. “Today is a monumental day beyond belief,” Gov. Jim Justice said. The initiative will accelerate the expansion of broadband, critical for the[Read More…]