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Rep. Jenkins helps secure more than $1 million to test sexual assault kits

More than $1 million to reduce backlog, ensure justice for victims WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped secure a $1,170,800 grant for the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. The grant will help the[Read More…]

Manchin, Capito announce more than $2 million in funding to combat sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $2,169,679 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that will improve West Virginia’s ability to combat crime, specifically sexual assault. The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services (FRIS) will[Read More…]

SBA: New authority will bolster women-owned small businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program. Effective Oct. 14, 2015, the rule levels the playing field for women-owned small businesses across[Read More…]

Mount Rose Cemetery: Recognizing its historical significance

  By Liz Knott Moundsville Daily Echo MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Mount Rose Cemetery, Moundsville’s oldest cemetery, is of great historical significance to West Virginia with many gravesite stones dating back to the late 1700s.  Mount Rose Cemetery is the historical burial ground for many notable 19th century citizens of Moundsville and Marshall[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin announces launch of 844-HELP4WV

West Virginia’s first 24-hour substance abuse and mental health call line CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the launch of 844-HELP4WV, the first statewide 24-hour substance abuse call line, providing those battling substance abuse with information about specialized treatment and recovery services. “Substance abuse is a heartbreaking[Read More…]

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia recognized as state tourism office of the year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia was named 2015 State Tourism Office of the Year during the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Shining Example Award Reception at Fall Forum which was hosted by the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.  This is the 30th year of STS Shining Example Awards, which recognizes various[Read More…]

Natalia Olson-Urtecho: STEP up your export game with SBA

By SBA Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States and represent two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power. U.S. companies that export enjoy business success with increased sales and profit potential. Exporting also helps businesses weather downturns in the domestic economy by being[Read More…]

Morrisey files complaint against Morgantown rental agency Copper Beech

Morrisey: ‘We must prevent the charging of illegal, excessive fees on our young adults.’ CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office has filed a complaint against a company that owns and manages residential rental properties in Morgantown, alleging the company charged tenants excessive fees in violation[Read More…]

Rep. Jenkins honors Tuskagee Airman John Watson Jr.

“He truly believed in giving back to his nation, and we are better off for his service to our country.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) honored the life of Tuskegee Airman and Beckley resident John Watson Jr., who passed away Aug. 31 at the age of 96. Rep.[Read More…]

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