Latest West Virginia state government News

Opioid-ravaged West Virginia looks to $26B deal for help

Jul. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia. One thing’s for...

Officials seek ouster of West Virginia State Univ. president

Jul. 22, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year into her tenure, members of West Virginia State University president's senior Cabinet are seeking her removal, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The request was made last week in a letter to the school’s Board of Governors...

More trucks, cash given away in WVa vaccination sweepstakes

Jul. 22, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (AP) — Two women have won custom-outfitted trucks and a nurse won $1 million as the latest recipients of West Virginia's vaccination sweepstakes prizes. Gov. Jim Justice surprised Shannon Cook of Glen Dale in Marshall County while she was shopping...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028. That’s longer than a lot of coal...

Family court judge to be sworn in on July 23

Jul. 20, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Court officials announced Monday that Julie A. Pence will be sworn in as a family court judge at an upcoming ceremony. According to a release, Supreme Court Justice John A. Hutchison will deliver the oath of office on July...

Court order shuts down West Virginia used car dealerships

Jul. 20, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four used car dealers have been permanently blocked from selling vehicles in West Virginia under a recent court order. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Monday his office won a lawsuit that accused the defendants of misrepresenting odometer...

Blasting scheduled along I-64 construction zone in WVa

Jul. 19, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — Parts of Interstate 64 in West Virginia will be closed periodically through the end of August while blasting work occurs as part of a widening and bridge project. Blasting was set to start Monday and will require rolling roadblocks on eastbound I-64...

Judge scraps order halting West Virginia needle exchange law

Jul. 16, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has scrapped a temporary restraining order on West Virginia’s new law that tightens requirements on needle exchange programs. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers made the decision Thursday, a week after saying he would consider...

West Virginia governor doesn't foresee reviving mask mandate

Jul. 16, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he does not have plans to bring back restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the more contagious delta variant begins spreading in the state. “From the standpoint of bringing back the mask or whatever...

Workers remove tons of litter from WVa public lands, roads

Jul. 16, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers have been out in West Virginia cleaning up the state's roadways and landscape. This spring, more than 8,500 volunteers removed 489 tons (443 metric tons) of litter, the state Department of Environmental Protection said. ...