Latest West Virginia state government News

Sex ed classes in some states may soon watch a fetal development video from an anti-abortion group

Feb. 22, 2024 12:13 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baby Olivia isn't a real baby. It's an animated fetus that develops over the course of a three-minute video that has become a new front in state-level abortion politics. Bills in the Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and West Virginia legislatures would require...

West Virginia advances bill requiring foundation distributing opioid money to hold public meetings

Jan. 11, 2024 16:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The private foundation in charge of distributing the lion's share of West Virginia's hundreds of millions of opioid-settlement dollars would be required to make its proceedings public under a bill advancing in the state Legislature. Just under...

West Virginia GOP delegate resigns to focus on state auditor race

Jan. 02, 2024 15:02 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old Republican state lawmaker in West Virginia is resigning to focus on his campaign for state auditor. Del. Caleb Hanna of Nicholas County was first elected to the state Legislature in 2018 when he was 19, becoming the youngest African American...

West Virginia starts distributing funds from the settlement of opioid lawsuits

Dec. 29, 2023 17:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is issuing the first checks from a fund established by the settlement of opioid lawsuits in the state, which has by far the nation’s highest drug overdose death rate. The Kanawha County Commission said Thursday it received a $2.9 million...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 28, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail December 27, 2023. Editorial: Strategies falling into place in GOP primary Moore Capito is all in on the race to be the Republican nominee for West Virginia’s next governor. Capito resigned from his position in the state House of Delegates...