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10.26.18

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Senior District Judge Irene M. Keeley Among Those Welcoming U.S. Marshal J.C. Raffety at Investiture in Clarksburg, WV

CLARKSBURG - The list of dignitaries gathered in Clarksburg for the investiture of U.S. Marshal J.C. Raffety was impressive. But what more would you expect? After all, this is a lawman who got his start in 1966 and has served as an FBI special agent, an FBI senior resident agent, an FBI supervisory senior resident agent, chief of police in Buckhannon, interim chief of police for Elkins, Upshur County commissioner and part-time contract investigator for the West Virginia Secretary of State's Offi… Continue Reading


10.26.18

State Officials Announce New Broadband Investment

CHARLESTON - Construction of a new fiberoptic network is slated to start at the beginning of 2019, connecting Columbus, Ohio, and Ashburn, Virginia, by crossing the Mountain State, officials announced on Thursday. The announcement was made by Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. Jack Waters, chief technology officer for fiber solutions at Zayo, described the massive project. "The way we used to do it is we picked where the p… Continue Reading


10.26.18

NCWV Airport To Receive $1.7 Million U.S. EDA Grant for Expansion Project

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - The North Central West Virginia Airport is will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support development of an industrial site to further grow the region's aerospace industry. The Benedum Airport Authority made the announcement during a formal press conference Friday, with U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and other federal, state and local elected leaders present. Ron Watson, Harrison County … Continue Reading


10.26.18

Sizable Federal Grant to Allow for New Construction Project at North Central West Virginia Airport

BRIDGEPORT - A sizable grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will allow North Central West Virginia Airport to build a new development of commercial buildings on its property, according to airport officials. The $1.7 million federal grant will provide 80 percent of the funding needed to construct what will be called the Benedum Logistics Park on a tract of land southeast of the airport's runway. The Benedum Airport Authority - the body that governs the airport - will provide th… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Trump takes on Opioid Crisis: County Commissioner on Hand for Signing of Historic Substance Abuse Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legislation signed at the White House Wednesday by Pres. Donald Trump was "the largest single allocation of resources to deal with substance abuse in the country's history." The legislation Trump signed is called SUPPORT for Patients and Communities and includes many initiatives related to the tackling the epidemic. Greg Puckett, Mercer County commissioner and director of Community Connections, was on hand for the event, which was the result of a bipartisan effort. "It was gre… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Trump Signs Bill to Confront Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history. Nearly 48,000 people died last year from overdoses involving opioids. Overall, U.S. drug overdose deaths have started to level off, but Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says it's too soon to declare victory. The legislation will… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Trump Signs Bipartisan Measure to Confront Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history. Nearly 48,000 people died last year from overdoses involving opioids. Overall, U.S. drug overdose deaths have started to level off, but Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says it's too soon to declare victory. The legislation w… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Senator Capito Visits WVU Medicine Children's

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)-- The Childhood Cancer STAR Act was one of the main topics in today's event. Senator Capito introduced the STAR Act in February and signed the legislation into law, with President Trump, this summer. STAR stands for survivorship, treatment, access and research. The Act helps to focus on pediatric cancer research and child-based cancer treatments. Senator Capito joined the hospital staff and families to deliver her remarks. According to officials there has never been a p… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Congress Applauds as President Signs Sweeping Opiate Reform Bill

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The left and right come together to take on the opiate epidemic. But, some experts warn billions of dollars and dozens of changes to the law may not be enough.With a thick-tipped marker, President Donald Trump signed a sweeping attack on addiction into law. "It really takes into account, I would say, the modern drug problem," White House Opiate Czar KellyAnne Conway said. The collection of more than 70 proposals passed with near unanimous support in both the House and the… Continue Reading


10.24.18

President Trump Signs Bill that Provides Funding to Battle Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTRF) - As opioids continue to ravage our state, the country seems to get one step closer finding a solution to this devastating crisis. President Trump signed a 600 page bill to fight the opioid crisis into law on Wednesday. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (or H.R. 6) will provide $8 billion this year to battle the addiction epidemic. This bill will work towards expanding recovery centers, curb drug shipments, lift treatment restrictions, switch up Medicare and … Continue Reading


10.24.18

President Trump Signs Opioid Law; West Virginia Plays Big Role

THE WHITE HOUSE (WOWK/WVNS) - President Trump signed a 600 page bill to fight the opioid crisis into law. It will provide $8 billion this year to battle the addiction epidemic. Many items in the national bill are cloned from ideas from West Virginia, the state hardest hit. There will be more national care for drug addicted babies modeled after Lily's Place in Huntington. There will be more quick response teams that treat overdoes, also modeled after that same city. "This is a big milestone. It's… Continue Reading


10.22.18

Capito Op-Ed: How local solutions can solve the national opioid crisis

As Eastern Panhandle residents know far too well, West Virginia has struggled with the opioid crisis longer and harder than most other states. While that reality has been tough on our state, it has also helped us become a leader when it comes to fighting back.West Virginians have learned a lot from our struggles with the opioid epidemic. We better understand some of the causes and how we can deal with them. We've seen what is working and what isn't. And we've learned that the ripple effects go f… Continue Reading


10.19.18

Conference Addresses Expanding Aerospace Footprint

HUNTINGTON - Aerospace in West Virginia? Huntington Mayor Steve Williams says when he is asked that question, his answer is always the same. "I say hell yes," the mayor said. "We can get there from here. We can reach the world and change the world from right here in West Virginia." Williams' remarks opened the Next Generation Aerospace Conference in Huntington at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Thursday. The inaugural conference focused on developing and creating new business opportunities for… Continue Reading


10.17.18

Federal Agency Approves $7.7M to WV for Broadband, Other Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Tuesday $7,766,842 for West Virginia through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Funding will go to several entities across the state to support economic and workforce development efforts - including broadband expansion, tourism development, and assistance for West Virginians affected by substance abuse, according to a joint news release from the senat… Continue Reading


10.17.18

Capito Announces Millions in Grants for WV

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Oct. 10 in announcing that the department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $6.7 million in grants to West Virginia to support local business development and job growth efforts. According to grantee estimates, the projects are expected to create or retain more than 1,430 jobs, while generating $35 million in private investment, Capito said in a news release. "I've always s… Continue Reading


10.16.18

ARC Funding to Aid Economic, Workforce Development Efforts

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded West Virginia more than $7.7 million in funding. Funding will go to several entities across the state to support economic and workforce development efforts, including broadband expansion, tourism development and assistance for West Virginians affected by substance abuse. "Economic development begins at the local level, where community leaders work to advance projects that help create opportunity and growth," said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capi… Continue Reading


10.14.18

Inwood Bypass Nears Completion; Capito Says It Answers Community Call

MARTINSBURG - The saying "all good things come to those who wait" may apply to the Inwood Bypass roadway construction project designed to ease traffic congestion in the area where U.S.11 meets W.Va. 51. With an estimated cost of $12.4 million, Phase One is widening the existing route for W.Va 51 from three lanes to five between U.S. 11 and the railroad crossing, and installing three roundabouts aimed at improving traffic flow. The search for an Inwood traffic remedy started years back when U.S. … Continue Reading


10.13.18

Senator Gives Students Insight into Supreme Court Nomination

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, visited Martinsburg High School Friday to teach a civics class about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. Martinsburg High School's principal, Trent Sherman, invited Capito to visit the school to teach the government course after he met her this fall. Capito began her lecture by introducing herself to the students and providing them with some of her history. Capito, elected to the Senate in 2014, is the first West Virginia woman to serve in … Continue Reading


10.13.18

Capito Visits Local Kids at Boys & Girls Club

MARTINSBURG-For her final stop Friday in the Eastern Panhandle, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., toured the Martinsburg location of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle and spent some time with the club's kids. Capito was also joined by Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards to discuss the Martinsburg Initiative and the department's partnership with the club. After recent visits with Stacie Rohn, chief professional officer with the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, … Continue Reading


10.13.18

Capito Announces Millions in Federal Grants for WV

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday in announcing that the department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $6.7 million in grants to West Virginia to support local business development and job growth efforts. According to grantee estimates, the projects are expected to create or retain more than 1,430 jobs, while generating $35 million in private investment, Capito said in a news release. "I've always… Continue Reading

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