Cornelius visits Havasupai Indian Reservation 

By Stephen Baldwin Lewisburg resident Chris Cornelius lives by a mantra: “Don’t sit at home and watch TV; go out and explore the world God created!” And he practices what he preaches.  In addition to taking his family on adventures throughout West Virginia, once a year he takes a trip by himself, “to get away […]

Fire, EMS discuss suicide prevention, more funding for first responders

First responder suicide rates outnumbering line-of-duty deaths By Matt Young, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – “I need to drive this home – Suicide rates aren’t just outnumbering line-of-duty deaths – they’re doing so even with suicides being under-reported by as much as 60%.” That’s what Kari Mika-Lude told the Joint Committee on Fire Departments […]

Legislative Committee on Government and Finance: Broadband access expansion outlined

Focus is to reach those who don’t have broadband, not just improve service to existing customers By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – State government’s plan to provide every West Virginia household with access to high-speed internet continues to move forward.  On Sunday, members of the legislative interim Joint Committee on Government and […]

Morrisey announces over $700K settlement for litigants of Turbo Tax lawsuit

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that consumers who were tricked by TurboTax’s owner Intuit into paying for free tax services will begin receiving checks from a $728,699.97 settlement—part of a nationwide $141 million multistate settlement announced in May 2022. Approximately 4.4 million consumers nationwide will receive checks in the mail from the multistate […]

OPINION: West Virginia showing the vision to develop its economy

Don Smith, Executive Director of the WV Press Association When it comes to growing economic development in West Virginia, despite all the rhetoric, there is a single most important element: No. Those are all very important but secondary to vision. Vision — You must see opportunity to grow a state’s economy. And make no mistake, West […]

Manchin announces $3.4 million to support safe, affordable housing for all West Virginians

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday announced $3,475,029 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support safe, affordable housing for all West Virginians. The funding will specifically be used to help communities humanely and effectively address homelessness, increase the availability of safe, […]