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West Virginia News

Nuckles named WVa Equal Employment Opportunity Office chief

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kim Nuckles has been appointed director of West Virginia's Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nuckles' appointment Wednesday. Nuckles will remain state coordinator of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a role she has served since 2012, ...

West Virginia courts unveil safety, access project

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court has launched a new program that uses technology to promote safety and access in cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence. Chief Justice Evan Jenkins announced the initiative Wednesday in Cabell County Family Court in ...

Jordan Maynor appointed to West Virginia House of Delegates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jordan Maynor was appointed Thursday to a House of Delegates seat in southern West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice appointed Maynor to the seat representing the 28th District, which covers parts of Monroe, Raleigh and Summers counties. Maynor will serve the remainder of ...

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation ...

3 WVa higher ed institutions share $516K for COVID response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is providing more than $516,000 to three higher education institutions in West Virginia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's U.S. senators said. The funding is allocated through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ...

Ex-coal lobbying group chief named to WVa utility regulator

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The retired longtime president of the West Virginia Coal Association has been appointed by the governor to a three-member commission that regulates state utilities. Bill Raney was named by Republican Gov. Jim Justice to a six-year term on the Public Service ...

Unclaimed property auction set at West Virginia State Fair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia treasurer's office will hold two auctions for unclaimed property at the State Fair this month. The auctions will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 in Fairlea, the office said in a news release. Among the items up for bid are rare coins, ...

Public hearings set for West Virginia Suddenlink customers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three public comment hearings are scheduled for West Virginia customers of internet and cable company Suddenlink Communications, the Public Service Commission said. The commission is investigating customer service complaints about Suddenlink. The hearings will be at ...

Senate Dems rallying behind Biden’s $3.5T budget vision

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats across the political spectrum seem near the unanimity they'll need for the crucial first step toward their $3.5 trillion vision of bolstering health care, education, family services and environment programs From Democratic ...

Manchin urges Fed to begin trimming bond buys

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Democratic senator, saying he is concerned about inflation, is urging the Federal Reserve to start trimming its monthly bond purchases. In a letter to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said ...