GameChanger launches ‘One Pill Can Kill’ in West Virginia

PRESS RELEASE: Initiative addresses dangers of counterfeit pills and deadly fentanyl FAIRMONT, W.Va. – In its continuing effort to address substance misuse and the counterfeit pill and fentanyl crisis in West Virginia, GameChanger is launching the “One Pill Can Kill” campaign to encourage parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, and students to start the conversation about the dangers of fentanyl, taking […]

House Committee on Pensions and Retirement advances four bills relating to police and fire department pensions and funding

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a very brief meeting of the West Virginia Legislature’s House Committee on Pensions and Retirement on Tuesday, four bills, all relating to police and fire department pensions and funding, were advanced.  The first bill advanced, House Bill (HB) 2900, would allow “conditional re-employment of retired deputy […]

Committee on Substance Abuse advances bill requiring transportation for discharged patients

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse, on Tuesday, advanced a bill that would require substance use disorder inpatient treatment facilities to provide transportation to discharged patients.  As stated in the bill: “Service facilities in West Virginia shall offer those patients a means of transportation […]

GUEST SUBMISSION: Artistic voices raise the creative economy in West Virginia

By Monica Wilson & Adam Booth Listen to the voices of the West Virginia artists! From storytellers, dancers and musicians to photographers, painters, and writers, artists have something to say every day.  Arts Day at the West Virginia State Legislature is coming up on March 2. It is a day for the arts community to showcase […]

March-like weather continues this week

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV Temperatures continue to be mild this week. Western counties could see wind advisories Wednesday night and snow is back in the area this weekend. For info on this and more click here: