Latest West Virginia state government News

Medal of Honor recipient to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Jul. 01, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Medal of Honor recipient from West Virginia who died this week has been chosen as the first inductee into the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame, Gov. Jim Justice said. Hershel “Woody” Williams, 98, died Wednesday, and Justice said Thursday he had...

WVa National Guard's full-time pandemic response to end

Jun. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard’s full-time response to the COVID-19 pandemic will end Friday, Gov. Jim Justice said. Justice first activated the National Guard to assist with the state’s pandemic response in March 2020. Among their duties, guard...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 30, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

The Intelligencer. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Filling Shortages In Nursing Ranks Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for...

WVa gov elected chair of Southern Regional Education Board

Jun. 29, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been elected chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board. Justice was elected at the board's annual meeting Sunday in Atlanta. He will lead the group's 80-member board that includes governors, legislators and state...

German company's new West Virginia plant to create 100 jobs

Jun. 28, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A German packaging manufacturer is investing $48 million in a plant in West Virginia and expects to create 100 jobs in Moorefield, officials said. Papier-Mettler acquired an industrial building in May for the company's first U.S. production plant, according...

Tuition, costs going up for West Virginia University system

Jun. 27, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tuition will increase by an average of more than 2.5% across the West Virginia University system for the coming fiscal year under a new $1.2 billion budget. The WVU Board of Governors approved the budget, which includes a 2.62% or $120 increase per semester...

Justice family-owned coal firm reaches debt settlement

Jun. 25, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal firm controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has reached a nine-digit settlement agreement with a Swiss bank. Bluestone Resources Inc. has agreed to pay up to $320 million to lenders, The Gazette Mail reported. Credit Suisse Asset...

WorkForce West Virginia says some receiving fraudulent texts

Jun. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — WorkForce West Virginia says some people in the state are reporting they have received fraudulent texts offering payments. The text messages claim to be associated with the Job Jumpstart Program and say the recipient has a payment available, then asks the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Budgets: Accurate, fair numbers are important With plenty of crowing out of Charleston about financial successes such as nearly $1.2 billion in surplus tax collections, lawmakers are right to wonder how matters...

Application period open for West Virginia judicial openings

Jun. 23, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is taking applications for two Family Court vacancies. The Second Family Court Circuit serves Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties. The Ninth Family Court Circuit serves Logan County. The...