Latest West Virginia state government News

Medical cannabis registration events coming up in WVa

Nov. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis is holding registration events in several cities in the coming days. The public events for medical cannabis patients will be held Wednesday in Morgantown at Fairfield Inn and Suites, Thursday in...

FirstEnergy planing West Virginia solar energy project

Nov. 26, 2021 15:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has applied to build five solar energy projects throughout its West Virginia service territory. The Akron, Ohio based utility company estimates that the projects, if approved by West Virginia regulators, would generate 50...

Audit: More oversight needed on state licensing boards

Nov. 25, 2021 13:04 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A recently released legislative audit found that the state's professional and occupational licensing boards ended the 2020-21 budget year with balances totaling more than $436 million dollars. According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the audit...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 24, 2021 13:34 PM EST

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Remember ACF; full speed ahead on its replacement The old ACF factory in Huntington’s Highlawn neighborhood may soon be gone, but it won’t be forgotten. At a news...

Board approves West Virginia's first online charter schools

Nov. 18, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new state board has approved West Virginia's first statewide online charter schools. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board on Wednesday approved the West Virginia Virtual Academy and the Virtual Preparatory Academy of West...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Nov. 15, 2021. Editorial: Rules are different for the uber wealthy It’s no great revelation that there is a dichotomy in this country between how middle- and lower-income Americans are treated compared to the rich. ...

Military, first responders to be recognized at WVa Capitol

Nov. 17, 2021 04:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two trees to be displayed in the West Virginia Capitol during the holidays will display photos recognizing military and first responders. West Virginians can submit photos to be displayed on the trees, according to a news release from Gov. Jim...

Facing many unclaimed remains, officials seek to change law

Nov. 16, 2021 12:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office is storing nearly 250 sets of unclaimed remains, some since the 1970s, according to a report that has prompted a legislative committee to recommend changes to the state law. The West Virginia...

Biden nominates NLRB board counsel as mine safety chief

Nov. 15, 2021 17:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to oversee U.S. mine safety is the second straight choice to lead the office from West Virginia. Christopher Williamson was nominated by the president on Friday as assistant secretary for mine, safety and health at the...

West Virginia allows COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Nov. 15, 2021 14:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has joined several other states in allowing all adults to get coronavirus booster shots, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. Justice has been pushing the booster shots since they became available for anyone already fully vaccinated,...