ARPA Funds and the battle for equity: the Tuesday Morning Group’s unwavering advocacy for marginalized communities in West Virginia

By Crystal Good, Black By God: The West Virginian Since February 2022,  the Tuesday Morning Group (TMG) has been advocating for the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds towards equitable economic development in West Virginia. In their ongoing correspondence with Governor Justice, the group has underscored the necessity of investing these funds in […]

Justice issues ‘State of Preparedness’ ahead of forecasted storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the potential for severe storms this afternoon and evening, Governor Justice has declared a State of Preparedness for all 55 counties in West Virginia. With this declaration, the State Emergency Operations Center increased today at 12 p.m. from Steady State to Enhanced Watch. The National Weather Service forecast predicts heavy precipitation, damaging winds, hail, and […]

No dedicated EMS funding on the agenda as Justice calls for Special Legislative Session

By RealWV Staff, CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice, on Sunday, called for a Special Legislative Session to coincide with state lawmaker’s presently-ongoing August Interim Session. In a statement released by his office, Justice noted that the agenda for the Special Session contained “some really important items for our legislature to consider.” In his statement, […]

Severe Weather Monday

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV Severe thunderstorms are expected across much of the eastern U.S. today, with the greatest risk across West Virginia, much of Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania. Widespread damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes are anticipated. Concentrated areas of wind damage are also expected over parts of the southern Appalachians, […]