Justice orders temporary ban on outdoor burning

PRESS RELEASE: CHARLESTON, WV – To reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires due to drought, Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation that bans all outdoor burning throughout West Virginia, effective today, April 17, 2023. View the full proclamation HERE  The ban, which is necessary due to dry and windy weather conditions expected in the coming days […]

Jennifer Garner surprised on national television with WV honor

By RealWV Staff This morning, West Virginia native Jennifer Garner appeared on the Drew Barrymore Show to promote her new show The Last Thing He Told Me. It just so happened to be Jennifer’s 51st birthday! After giving Jennifer several gifts, Drew told her there was one more thing. “From here on out, April 17 […]

Legislative Committee on DHHR hears reorganizational update from Interim Secretary

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Resources Accountability (LOCHHRA), on Monday, heard a presentation from Jeff Coben, interim secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), regarding the agency’s reorganization efforts. The reorganization of the DHHR was prompted by the legislature’s passage of HB […]

Interim Committee on Pensions and Retirement sets priorities

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement has set its priorities for future Interim sessions. The Committee met on Sunday during the first day of the April Interim Session. In what served as an organizational meeting for the committee, the Sunday […]

Flood Committee hears from State Resiliency Officer about proper flood mitigation strategies

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Director of the State Resiliency Office, Bob Martin, delivered his agency’s first quarter report to members of the Joint Legislative Interim Committee on Flooding on Sunday, telling lawmakers he believes the economic future of the Mountain State depends on proper flood mitigation and resiliency […]

President Gee discusess ways to make WVU a smaller, more efficient institution 

University’s projected enrollment decline of 5,000 over the next decade could require a $75 million adjustment to annual budget By Don Smith, WV Press Association Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles from a WV Press Association interview with WVU President Gordon Gee on the State of West Virginia University. See article one […]

OPINION: The EPA Is At It Again

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Wednesday took serious issue with President Biden’s proposed new vehicle emission rule that would require as many as two-thirds of new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be electric by 2032. “This administration is hell bent on destroying America’s energy security and independence by making us dependent on resources and […]