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Energy funds awarded to 16 WVa businesses, ag producers

Sep. 16, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural West Virginia are receiving more than $177,000 from a federal government program that helps install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. U.S. Sens. Joe...

Education Department awarded $1.8M for mental health program

Sep. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education's program to increase mental health awareness among youth and train school staff to respond has received a $1.8 million grant from the federal government. The award was announced Tuesday by U.S. Sens....

Federal funding to assist projects at 2 WVa airports

Aug. 27, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia airport improvement projects will receive funding from the U.S. Transportation Department. The funding for the projects totals $1.9 million, West Virginia U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday. ...

WVa partnership gets $1M grant to assist rural maternal care

Aug. 23, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A partnership dedicated to improving health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in West Virginia has been awarded a $1 million federal grant. Sen. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding for the West Virginia...

3 WVa health facilities get funding to fight substance abuse

Aug. 19, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three health care facilities in West Virginia will receive $1 million apiece to treat and prevent substance use disorders in rural communities. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Wednesday from the U.S. Health...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 11, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Aug. 9, 2021. Editorial: By the numbers, WV worse off than a year ago As hard as it is to believe, West Virginia is starting the 2021-22 school year in worse shape than last year in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...

3 WVa higher ed institutions share $516K for COVID response

Aug. 05, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is providing more than $516,000 to three higher education institutions in West Virginia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's U.S. senators said. The funding is allocated through the Higher Education...

National Science Foundation awards $982K for WVU projects

Aug. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $982,000 for two research projects at West Virginia State University, the state's two U.S. senators announced. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...