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This week in West Virginia history: Aug. 20-26

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 20, 1851: The oldest statue in West Virginia, a nine-foot wood carving of Patrick Henry, was dedicated at the county courthouse in Morgantown.[Read More…]

Salem University introduces new graduate education program paths

Salem, W.Va. – The Salem School of Education now offers a 30-credit hour Master of Education in Educational Leadership and an 18-credit hour Certificate in Educational Leadership. Both programs lead to the West Virginia Professional Administrative Certificate with specialization as PreK – Adult Principal. Salem programs utilize an accelerated instructional[Read More…]

Capito on FBI-DoD Biometrics Technology Center dedication in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R.-W.Va.) released the following statement about today’s dedication of the Biometrics Technology Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia: “Today’s announcement highlights the strong partnership between DoD and the FBI in combatting terrorism at home and abroad. West Virginia University and Marshall University have[Read More…]

WV BIC hosts “Policy & Progress” business forum Wednesday in Charles Town

Senate President Cole, AG Morrisey, local legislators to participate  CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council – with partnership from the Eastern Panhandle Business Association, West Virginia Economic Development Council and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce – will host a regional business forum from 1-4:30 p.m. on[Read More…]

Capito announces events in West Virginia this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will participate in several events throughout West Virginia this week. Tonight, Capito will throw out the first pitch at the 8th Purple Power Night honoring the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Appalachian Power Park. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., gates open at 6:05[Read More…]

Leadership Mon announces class of 2015-2016

MORGANTOWN, WV –Leadership Monongalia and the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the members of the 2015-2016 Class of Leadership Mon.  “This year’s class represents the best of the Monongalia County area in its diversity and talent”,   said Bobbie Hawkins, Co-Program Director of Leadership Monongalia. “I am truly excited[Read More…]

Morrisey leads coalition in brief supporting prayer

Morrisey: “The free expression of faith should not be quashed.” *Video/Soundbite available here: http://bit.ly/1TcezJu* CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office has led a 13-state coalition to urge a federal appeals court to uphold public officials’ right to pray at public meetings. The coalition last week filed[Read More…]

Lawmakers issue swift reaction to Obama’s Clean Power Plan

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Reaction to President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which calls for a decrease in carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, came quickly this week, as reported in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Many policymakers in West Virginia are threatening legal action in what they see as an attack[Read More…]

Senator Capito issues weekly address to West Virginians

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week, Senator Capito discusses the president’s devastating Clean Power Plan, her legislation to roll back the misguided carbon mandates, which passed the Senate EPW Committee on Wednesday, and her push for a long-term transportation funding bill. On Thursday, the Senate began its August work period. Weekly[Read More…]

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