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WVMA celebrating National Manufacturing Day; striving for tax fairness

Release from the West Virginia Manufacturers Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is celebrating National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, 2019, by highlighting how important the industry is to our state and national economy. “Our manufacturing activity in West Virginia accounts for more than 10 percent of our[Read More…]

Improving health care infrastructure to rural populations key to reducing health disparities

Release from AmeriHealth Caritas PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Health disparities are often associated with race, ethnicity, and income. But the 60 million Americans who, according to the United States Census Bureau, live in rural areas[i] face unique health care disparities of their own. These disparities must also be addressed to improve the quality of care[Read More…]

W.Va. State Treasurer’s office issues Notice of Intent to Award in medical cannabis banking solicitation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office has issued a Notice of Intent to Award on the Medical Cannabis Banking Request for Proposal (RFP). Monday, the State Treasurer’s Office notified the entities submitting proposals that Element Federal Credit Union has been selected as the apparent winning vendor for the[Read More…]

Positive implications of climate change: WVU researcher sees agricultural, food availability and economic possibilities

By Jake Stump Director, WVU Research Communications MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach. He’s studied the undisputable changing patterns in West[Read More…]

W.VA. Attorney General Morrisey sues opioid makers Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Release from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Friday against two major manufacturers of opioid painkillers – Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The Attorney General alleges both manufacturers helped fuel the opioid epidemic by individually engaging in strategic[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Downtown Charleston, W.Va., Streetfest goes to the dogs!

DogFest scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 Press Release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Area Alliance has provided all media with the following information on Downtown Streetfest: a downtown block party with a mix of live music, food and drinks and kids’ activities, successfully supporting downtown restaurants and more than a[Read More…]

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