Latest West Virginia state government News

WVa social services workers get raises, dashboard to debut

May. 19, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that social services workers will receive a 15% pay increase by tapping funds from existing vacant positions after such efforts failed in the Legislature. About 970 employees of the Department of Health and Human...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Pipestem renovations: Regional asset grows again If you haven’t been to Pipestem Resort State Park in a while, now would be a great time to visit this close-to-home destination. More than $8 million in renovations...

Antolini named WVa Public Broadcasting executive director

May. 18, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The interim leader of West Virginia Public Broadcasting was named Wednesday as its full-time chief executive officer and executive director. The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority voted unanimously to remove the interim tag from Butch...

Gov. Justice announces plans for new expressway connection

May. 14, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice visited the site of a planned $147 million highway project that will connect Welch to the Coalfields Expressway. The five-mile stretch of highway is expected to be completed in 2026. “This announcement today means we are one...

New justice joins WVa Supreme Court in investiture ceremony

May. 13, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court's newest member has joined the court in an investiture ceremony. Justice C. Haley Bunn of Oceana in Wyoming County is the youngest woman to serve in the post, the court said. The ceremony was held Thursday. ...

WVa higher ed board OKs nursing programs at 2 universities

May. 12, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State. ...

Applications sought for judicial vacancy in West Virginia

May. 12, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being taken for a judicial vacancy in West Virginia. The vacancy is in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which covers Logan County. The deadline to apply is Wednesday. The application packet is available online. ...

Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

May. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District Republican primary. “Donald Trump loves West...

After switch to GOP, 2 Senate candidates win WVa primaries

May. 11, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Switching to the Republican Party turned out to be a good move for some former Democrats in primary races for the West Virginia Senate. Mark Hunt and Mike Oliverio won their respective GOP parties Tuesday in their bids to return to the Legislature on the...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...