WVCBP in the News

June 22, 2021 by WVCBP
Rutherford County Reported the 12th Largest Population Growth in the U.S.

WGSN Radio - For the first time ever, California posted a population decline in 2020, and the United States as a whole didn’t fare much better. Its growth has decelerated to 0.35% year-over-year, the slowest growth rate since the Great Depression. Read the full article. Population experts blame the slowing growth rate on three big…

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June 18, 2021 by Kelly Allen
With Latest Infusion of Federal COVID Aid, Lots of Possibilities and Pressure for West Virginia Communities

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald - Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer is proud to point out that, even throughout the pandemic’s worst months and the challenges they presented, his town managed to maintain its services and keep on all its government workers. Read the full article. Auxer estimates Shepherdstown lost a couple hundred thousand dollars in…

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June 16, 2021 by WVCBP
Manchin’s Influence in Infrastructure Package Talks Looms Over Hopes for Sweeping Investment in Energy Transition

Charleston Gazette-Mail - In April, the West Virginia Center on Climate Change’s project director envisioned Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a former scholarship football player at West Virginia University and coal brokerage founder, running with planet Earth tucked under his arm as he heads for the end zone and a game-winning score. Read the full article.…

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June 15, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Changes in Unemployment Come During the Next Week in West Virginia

West Virginia MetroNews - More than 8,000 state residents receiving unemployment benefits under a pandemic-related program are in their last week of receiving those benefits. Read the full article. Gov. Jim Justice announced last month that the additional $300 weekly benefit would end on June 19. WorkForce West Virginia acting Commissioner Scott Adkins said Tuesday independent…

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June 10, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Have West Virginia’s Senators Squandered their State’s Moment in the Sun?

Yahoo News, Sports Grind Entertainment, The Baltimore Post, One News Page, Toplinks, - On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Jen Psaki made that rare assertion on which Democrats and Republicans can both agree. “West Virginia doesn’t usually get this much attention,” she said. Read the full article. Psaki wasn’t talking about the state’s steep demographic…

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June 8, 2021 by WVCBP
Retired DEA Official Says Distributors were Put on Alert over Practices Years Before Opioid Crisis

Huntington Herald-Dispatch - A retired high-ranking official for the Drug Enforcement Administration testified in Charleston on Monday that distributors accused of fueling the region’s opioid crisis were on alert they needed to rein in their distribution practices as early as 2005. Read the full article. The distributors responded by bombarding the DEA with reports of…

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June 8, 2021 by Rhonda Rogombe
TUESDAY: Public health is a Team Concept

Beckley Register-Herald - As if our politicians and favorite baseball teams don’t give us enough to worry about, the pandemic lingers. Well, not everyone worries and some have been out and about through it all without a mask or a care in the world. And some worry more than they should and remain in isolation…

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June 1, 2021 by Quenton King
Housing Help And HIV Prevention On This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - On this West Virginia Morning, people who have been incarcerated, once they get out, often struggle to find a job and a place to live. Those struggles often drive them back to crime, but re-entry councils are helping to address that problem. Also, in this show, Kanawha County has the most…

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May 30, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginians Grapple with the Future of the State’s Energy Production

The Dominion Post - Mason Anderson is a 21-year-old contracted worker at Mobile Power Washing who works at the coal-fired Fort Martin power plant in Maidsville, West Virginia. Last year, he decided he wasn’t going to continue his education at West Virginia University in civil engineering. Instead, he decided to attend asynchronous courses at Salem…

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