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January 15, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
IWVP: Court Transparency, Vaccines and Advocating for Energy, Feeding Families

WOWK 13 News - On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, our guests are here to talk about transparency in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, getting vaccines distributed to minority communities, the new Gas and Oil Association of West Virginia’s plans after two organizations merged and federal aid to feed families…

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January 14, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
IWVP: Funding to Feed Families During the Pandemic

WOWK 13 News - On Inside West Virginia Politics, Seth DiStefano with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy talks about the COVID-19 aid package. The recent package included funding for aid to child nutrition and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Watch the full interview here. DiStefano says in West Virginia, that…

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December 22, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
Report: West Virginia Families Need Congress to Pass Stimulus

Public News Service - The new coronavirus stimulus bill will bring some food assistance to hungry Americans, and it couldn't come soon enough for West Virginia's families with children who aren't getting enough to eat during the pandemic. Read the full article. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found since March, 17% of families…

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November 22, 2020 by WVCBP
Local Families Struggling this Holiday Season

Beckley Register-Herald - Thanksgiving is a celebration of gratitude, an acknowledgment of the blessings and bounties bestowed on us throughout the year. Read the full article. Though 2020 has presented unimagined challenges, we at United Way are thankful for the community of southern West Virginia, a community that cares.

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October 29, 2020 by Seth DiStefano
Food For All Summit More Important Than Ever as Hunger Persists

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for many elements of the West Virginia economy, one of the most startling effects has been increased rates of food insecurity throughout the state, especially in households with children. This year, the third annual Food For All Summit will take a closer look at the cracks in…

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October 12, 2020 by Sean O'Leary
WV Childhood Well-Being Slightly on Decline Before COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston Gazette-Mail - West Virginia children are faring better in some small ways, but as a whole the well-being of the state’s youth is on a minor decline, according to the 2020 KIDS COUNT data book. Read the full article. The national data book, released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, uses 16 factors…

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September 21, 2020 by WVCBP
Health Care for All West Virginia Coalition Urges Senate to Prioritize Immediate Need for COVID Relief Over Rushing To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020 Contact: Kelly Allen, 304-612-4180 Charleston, WV- For several months, members of the Health Care for All WV coalition have urged our U.S. Senators and House Representatives to prioritize a robust COVID relief package that would address the immense suffering West Virginia families, businesses, and local governments are facing. Congress has failed…

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