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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 4 items )  

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: George and Brooke Blough Accept Top Volunteer Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy Work
HEDGESVILLE, West Virginia, Sept. 10 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Local Volunteers Receive National Recognition from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network * * * George and Brooke Blough were awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of their efforts to help make cancer a national priority. Each year, a lead volunteer who ha  more

Latest Reconnecting McDowell Accomplishment: Groundbreaking on Apartments to House W.Va. County's Teachers
WELCH, West Virginia, Sept. 9 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: The effort to overcome a decades-long struggle to recruit and retain educators in McDowell County, W.Va., has gotten a huge lift today with the groundbreaking ceremony at Renaissance Village, the centerpiece of the Reconnecting McDowell public-private partnership to revitalize schools and the local economy. Reconnecting McDowell was launched in December 2011 as an unprecedented partnership--  more

NRPA and American Water Charitable Foundation Award $500,000 for Water-Inspired Play Areas
ASHBURN, Virginia, Sept. 12 -- The National Recreation and Park Association issued the following news release: Grantees include Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and City of Alton Parks and Recreation The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Water Charitable Foundation are excited to announce the recipients of their 2019 Building Better Communities grant program: * Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District in Huntington, West Virginia * City of Alt  more

W.Va. Center on Budget: Today's Census Numbers Show Number of West Virginians Without Health Care Unchanged
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Sept. 10 -- The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy issued the following news release: After an increase in the number of West Virginians without health insurance in 2017, the number was unchanged in 2018, further stalling the historic gains made under the Affordable Care Act, according to Census data released today. Today's data release shows that 114,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2018, a statistically insignificant change from 2017. West Virg  more