Latest West Virginia state government News

West Virginia to end COVID-related emergency order in 2023

Nov. 30, 2022 12:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that West Virginia's state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end at the start of the new year. The state of emergency has been in effect since March 16, 2020. It allows the governor to suspend...

U.S. senator's son announces bid for West Virginia governor

Nov. 29, 2022 17:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican state lawmaker Moore Capito, the son of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, announced Tuesday he's running for governor in 2024. Capito, 40, a Charleston-area lawyer, has represented Kanawha County in the West Virginia House of...

West Virginia cash-for-worker program adds 4th destination

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering cash and free outdoor adventures to remote workers to move to West Virginia with the hope of offsetting population losses has welcomed 143 new residents in the year since it launched, officials announced Tuesday. The public-private...

First glass worker apprenticeship starts at Blenko

Nov. 27, 2022 08:35 AM EST

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — As many industries across West Virginia are still dealing with worker shortages, Blenko Glass in Milton has been working for the past year with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development to build and...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EST

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: Dead Last: West Virginia lawmakers must focus on boosting state Were it not for Mississippi, West Virginia would be the bottom of the barrel in most studies ranking states, in a variety of categories....

West Virginia state treasurer enters 2024 U.S. House race

Nov. 22, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state treasurer is running for the U.S. House in 2024. Riley Moore, a Republican who was elected state treasurer in 2020 after serving in West Virginia's state House of Delegates, announced Monday he is entering the House race in West...

Rare earth metals to be extracted from WVa coal impoundments

Nov. 18, 2022 18:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company will hire 100 people and invest $60 million in southern West Virginia to extract rare earth metals from coal waste impoundments, Gov. Jim Justice said. Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies is expected to build its Wyoming County facility and...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2022 15:23 PM EST

The Intelligencer. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Improving Health In West Virginia West Virginians have known for generations that our state has among the highest rates in the nation of heart disease and other health issues. New research suggests that cardiac arrest...

Recognition trees planned for display in WVa state Capitol

Nov. 16, 2022 04:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two recognition trees for military members and first responders will be located in the west rotunda of West Virginia's main Capitol building during the holidays. A third tree will be decorated by Gold Star mothers and families in honor of those who died...

West Virginia's GOP Rep. Mooney announces 2024 Senate run

Nov. 15, 2022 14:56 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney didn't wait long to announce a run for Senate in 2024. Just a week after breezing to reelection for a fifth term in Congress, the Republican backed by former President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is entering the race for...