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Senators back public release of Mueller report

PARKERSBURG - Three U.S. senators from Ohio and West Virginia support the public release of the special counsel's report on the Russian interference in the 2016 election. "As I've said consistently, I believe the report should be made public, with important exceptions for grand jury or classified information, and I hope the attorney general provides as much information to the public as he possibly can, as soon as he can," Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said. Attorney General Bill Barr on Sunday gav… Continue Reading


Funding awarded to improve health of mothers and children

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $1 million for the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation through HRSA's Healthy Start Initiative. The funding aims to improve the health of mothers and children before, during, and after pregnancy through education, resources, and support, the release said. "Alarmingly, maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the United States, and statistics are even mo… Continue Reading


Winning by Bipartisanship (Editorial)

These days, quite a few politicians seem to believe the key to success is pandering to one's so-called "core constituency." It appears most Democrats consider that to be the 20-30 percent of the people with very liberal views, while most Republicans appeal to the 20-30 percent with very conservative outlooks. What about the 40-60 percent of us stuck in the middle? Anyone remember old-fashioned values such as constituent service and politics being the art of compromise? Last week, the Lugar Ce… Continue Reading


FEMA reimburses Kanawha County Board of Education $1 million for Hoover classrooms

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) - The Kanawha County Board of Education is receiving about $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse the board for temporary classrooms bought after the 2016 floods that destroyed Herbert Hoover High School. The funding from the agency's public assistance program was announced Friday by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Almost three years later, communities across West Virginia are still feeli… Continue Reading


Federal agency provides $14.6 million to help W.Va. fight opioid crisis

WASHINGTON (WDTV) - West Virginia Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has given West Virginia over $14.6 million to fight the state's opioid epidemic. "West Virginia has been at the frontlines of the fight against the opioid epidemic and is now ground zero for recovery efforts," Manchin, a Democrat, said. "This funding will enable West Virginia to provide our citizens with the help that they need in order to combat t… Continue Reading


FEMA awards Kanawha education board $1 million for portable classrooms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Kanawha County Board of Education will receive more than $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as reimbursement for the portable classrooms being used by Herbert Hoover High School. The announcement Friday by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is related to the purchasing of the classrooms after the school building was destroyed in the June 2016 food. Clendenin Elementary School was also destroyed by flooding. FEMA awarde… Continue Reading


Senator Shelley Capito brings 'Rise Up Program' to North Elementary students

MONONGALIA, W.Va. - Monongalia County 5th grade girls are learning how to be confident and successful community leaders. Senator Shelley Moore Capito brought her West Virginia Rirls 'Rise Up Program' to students at North Elementary School in Morgantown Wednesday morning. WVU Women's Gymnastic team members joined the senator teaching students about education, physical well being and self confidence. Capito says reaching out to young girls and giving them confidence is critical at this stage in th… Continue Reading


WVU researchers alongside Sen. Shelley Moore Capito meet with expert on aging

MONONGALIA, W.Va. - One of the nation's top experts on aging comes to West Virginia to learn about WVU's progress with Alzheimer's and Dementia research. National Institute on Aging Deputy Director, Doctor Marie Bernard, met with Senator Shelley Moore Capito and WVU research leaders Wednesday morning in Morgantown. Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences, Doctor Dean Marsh, talked with Bernard and Capito about the major breakthroughs the team of doctors has made with Alzheimer's res… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito continues to break glass ceiling in West Virginia politics

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) is the first female U.S. Senator in West Virginia's history. She followed her father's journey into public office, but she has made a name for herself. Ever since she was a little girl, Capito could remember her earliest memories about government politics. "I remember as a young girl riding in parades, going to political dinners and listening to speeches...and I think that ignited an interest for me," said Capito. Capito recalls her trips to … Continue Reading


Sen. Capito brings NIH official to WVU to talk Alzheimer’s research

MORGANTOWN - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito brought the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging to WVU on Wednesday to give her a look at WVU's cutting-edge Alzheimer's research and to give WVU researchers a look at grant opportunities and other projects across the country. Capito and Dr. Marie Bernard of the NIA - part of the National Institutes of Health - had a sit-down chat before Bernard's presentation and a tour of the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. People's passions come from … Continue Reading


Bipartisan broadband remapping legislation led by W.Va. pair

The two U.S. senators from West Virginia, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have joined a bipartisan group to introduce legislation which aims to produce better Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mapping dealing with broadband. Manchin and Capito, the co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, was joined in their introduction of the legislation by Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., the other co-chair of the broadband caucus, and John Hoeven, R-N.D. In short, the legislat… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant visit Panhandle

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz, came to the Eastern Panhandle for a tour of the three Coast Guard offices in the Eastern Panhandle on Friday. For Capito, the visit offered an opportunity to display the accomplishments of the West Virginian Coast Guard offices. The visit enabled Schultz to observe the work being done at each facility, and he thanked staff for their hard work. "It's really good to hear about what's goi… Continue Reading


Capito tours WV Coast Guard facilities

HUNTINGTON - Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, paid a visit to the USCGC Osage on Friday afternoon as the vessel docked along Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington. Schultz was joined by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., who both sit on congressional committees that oversee and fund the Coast Guard's mission. The Osage, a buoy tender stationed out of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in the Pittsburgh metro area, is a classic example for the improveme… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito pushes for more STEM education in elementary schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Code like a girl is one of Senator Shelley Moore Capito's initiatives for 2019 with one particular act. Senator Capito along with other senators which includes, Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) have joined in introducing the Building Blocks of Stem Act. This act is expected to create and expand more STEM education initiatives for the National Science Foundation (NSF) fo… Continue Reading


Editorial: Officials must take advantage of opportunity

Last Monday's announcement that social media giant Facebook will lay a heavy-duty fiber optic cable across West Virginia was truly big news. Now, state officials should prepare to capitalize on it. It was appropriate that U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined state officials and Facebook representatives in revealing the plan. Capito has been a national leader in efforts to extend high-speed internet facilities to underserved areas like our state. Facebook's plan is for a 600-mile cable… Continue Reading


WVU receives nearly $430k to study early Alzheimer’s disease

West Virginia's Senators are pulling in a big contribution to fight a serious disease. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, announced that the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $430,000 to WVU's neurological disorder clinical research program to study early Alzheimer's Disease. "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that effects far too many West Virginians and Americans. Since my first days as Governor, I have also been a big supporter of study… Continue Reading


Funding for Alzheimer's research awarded to WVU

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $429,880 to West Virginia University's neurological disorder clinical research program, in order to study Early Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that effects far too many West Virginians and Americans," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Since my first days as Governor, I have also been a big supporter of studying this disease, so that we can protect and care for, both our current and future seniors." "W… Continue Reading


Facebook to build broadband network across W.Va.

CHARLESTON - West Virginia received a like from Facebook Monday as it announced a substantial effort to expand broadband access across the state. Representatives from Facebook joined Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., at a press conference Monday morning in the Governor's Reception Room. "It's going to be probably without question the biggest initiative we've had in this state forever," Justice said. Facebook plans to build a 275-mile fiber optic cable across West Virg… Continue Reading


Facebook ‘long-haul’ fiber build to cross West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Facebook is planning to start construction this year on 275 miles of high-capacity fiber cable through West Virginia as part of an approximately 600-mile "long-haul" route to connect major data centers in Ashburn, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio. On Monday morning, officials with Facebook joined U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Governor Jim Justice at the State Capitol to make the announcement. "This is an incredible deal, that's all there is to it," said Governor … Continue Reading


Facebook to expand broadband connectivity in West Virginia

State and federal officials announced Monday in Charleston plans for Facebook to install a fiber optic cable that will run through an approximate 275-mile route in West Virginia, providing the state with better internet speeds and improved internet connection in rural areas. Through their subsidiary Middle Mile Infrastructure, Facebook will begin the project this year. Work on the project is expected to last for roughly 18 to 24 months. The project will begin in Ashburn, Va., and end in Columbus… Continue Reading

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