Capito, Manchin introduce bill to support broadband expansion projects

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Bill helps communities use EDA dollars for broadband WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, which would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants. Specifically, the legislation ensures that local communities can partner with the […]

25-year-old dies of COVID-19 in West Virginia

A 25-year-old female from Berkeley County has died of COVID-19, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday. The DHHR also announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. “The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 10, 2020, there have […]

Manchin, Ernst to introduce bill to give national guardsmen responding to COVID-19 pandemic transitional healthcare benefits

Sen Joe Manchin

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced they will introduce the Support Our National Guard Act next week. This bill will provide transitional healthcare benefits to National Guard servicemembers who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic under Title 32 502(f) orders. When a […]

Lyons Announces Budgetary Actions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – To help mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons has announced athletic staff salary reductions for fiscal year 21. Lyons, along with football coach Neal Brown, men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins, women’s basketball coach Mike Carey and baseball coach Randy Mazey will voluntarily take a 10% salary […]

Mon Health System using phased approach to safely restore urgent elective medical services

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mon Health System has begun a phased approach to safely resume services to address the current and ongoing medical needs of patients in accordance with national and statewide guidance. This decision was made in agreement with Governor Jim Justice’s recent announcement of the state’s initiative to begin lifting restrictions on elective procedures […]