Latest West Virginia state government News

WVa governor being treated for possible Lyme disease

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he is bring treated for possible Lyme disease after becoming ill following two events he attended in the northern part of the state. The Republican governor postponed his regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefings...

Lawmakers want workgroup to help address jail overcrowding

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers aim to form a workgroup to help address overcrowding in the state's regional jail system, according to a published report. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee Co-Chair David Kelly made the announcement during...

Tentative $161.5M settlement reached in WVa opioid trial

May. 25, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5 million settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said...

West Virginia attorney general announces tentative settlement with opioid makers as 7-week trial wraps up

May. 25, 2022 09:29 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia attorney general announces tentative settlement with opioid makers as 7-week trial wraps up.

Intermediate court setting up 5 satellite offices

May. 24, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals has begun setting up its satellite offices and chosen a chief judge as it gets closer to becoming operational. The court will be headquartered in Charleston, but will have five satellite courtrooms in Grant,...

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. ...