Senate Health Committee advances bill to increase dental coverage for Medicaid enrollees

By Matthew Young, RealWV CORRECTION: This article was updated on Jan. 21 to correct an error in reporting. The article previously stated that “Medicare” would be the impacted service. This was inaccurate, and all references to “Medicare” have been corrected to “Medicaid.” We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The […]

Lovejoy files to run for Circuit Judge in Cabell County

PRESS RELEASE–Jan 19, 2023 Former Delegate Chad Lovejoy formally announced today he has filed a Precandidacy Registration Form with the West Virginia Secretary of State for the Office of Circuit Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. This is a non-partisan Judicial Office covering all of Cabell County and will be on the ballot in the […]

New River CTC plans to buy jet plane for new aviation program

By Carrie Hodousek, WV Metronews New River Community and Technical College is buying a jet plane for an upcoming aviation program. American Electric Power Foundation presented a $100,000 grant to the college in Summersville Wednesday. New River CTC President Bonny Copenhaver shared the news with the West Virginia Community and Technical College System Thursday morning. “In […]

House Committee on Senior, Children, and Family Issues hears AARP-WV presentation

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s House Committee on Senior, Children, and Family Issues convened Thursday for its first meeting of the 2023 Legislative Session. Appearing before the committee were AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller and State President Jane Marks.  “It’s good to see familiar faces […]

GUEST SUBMISSION: WV Dental Association supports HB 2604 and SB 290

From the West Virginia Dental Association It doesn’t take much to see how poorly dental insurers are serving people under the current system. More than half of Americans delay getting medical care — or avoid it altogether — because of burdensome costs, and the most frequently skipped form of care is dental work. Compounding that […]

House Veterans Affairs Committee hears plans to serve veterans, attract more to the state

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, on Wednesday, heard a list of proposals that, if considered for legislation, may help take better care of the state’s veterans and get them to return back home to West Virginia. Cabinet Secretary Ted […]