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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 12 items )  

BLS Issues Report on Fatal Occupational Injuries in West Virginia for 2018
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following report on the fatal occupational injuries in West Virginia for 2018: Fatal work injuries totaled 57 in 2018 for West Virginia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau's regional commissioner, noted that the number of work-related fatalities in West Virginia increased from 51 in the previous year. Fatal o  more

BLS: 21 States Added Jobs From February 2019 to February 2020
WASHINGTON, April 1 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: From February 2019 to February 2020, 21 states had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment. The largest percentage gains occurred in Utah (2.9 percent), Washington (2.8 percent), and Arizona (2.7 percent). Employment decreased significantly in West Virginia (-11,000, or -1.5 percent). View chart of the "Change in nonfarm employment by  more

EPA Awards W.Va. Department of Health & Human Resources $262,000 to Test for Lead in Drinking Water at Schools
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $262,000 in grant funding to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) to assist with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. "Protecting children from exposure to lead is a priority for EPA," said Mi  more

FEMA: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for State of West Virginia
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of West Virginia to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2019 and continuing. Public Assistance federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments an  more

Guard Helps Medical Professionals Combat Coronavirus
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 1 -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command issued the following news: From staffing informational phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty in response to COVID-19 are assisting state and local medical professionals. "Medical providers are essential to the hospitals where they work," said Air Force Col. Martin Bain, air surgeon with the Nevada National Guard, adding that Guard members aid the imp  more

National Park Service: 2020 Youth Arts in the Parks Online Exhibit Gets People in the Mood for Spring
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia, April 3 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: Need more natural beauty in your day? A new online nature exhibit can be viewed at https://www.nps.gov/neri/youth-arts-in-the-parks.htm and features the art of local students, participants of the Youth Arts in the Parks 2020 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest. These youth are using art to help others learn about regional ecology and celebrate the arrival of   more

National Park Service: New River Gorge National River Announces Temporary Closure of Campgrounds and Restrooms
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia, April 1 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's New River Gorge National River issued the following news release: Park Superintendent Lizzie Watts announced that the National Park Service (NPS) will be temporarily closing campgrounds and restrooms in all areas of New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River in response to COVID-19. Closures will begin at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31. Hiking trails and river   more

President Trump Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- The White House issued the following news release on April 3: Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations   more

Va. U.S. Attorney: U.S. Announces Civil Settlement to Collect All Debts Owed by Justice Entities for Violations
ROANOKE, Virginia, April 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, Thomas T. Cullen, issued the following news release on April 1: United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) David G. Zatezalo, announced today a settlement between the United States and a group of 24 coal companies operating in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky to satisfy more than $5 million in unpaid pen  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Federal and State Officials Launch West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, April 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: * * * - Stuart, Powell and Morrisey Partner to Protect West Virginians * * * United States Attorney Mike Stuart for the Southern District of West Virginia, United States Attorney Bill Powell for the Northern District of West Virginia and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the formation of the West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Federal and State Officials Launch West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, April 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: * * * - Stuart, Powell and Morrisey Partner to Protect West Virginians * * * United States Attorney Mike Stuart for the Southern District of West Virginia, United States Attorney Bill Powell for the Northern District of West Virginia and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the formation of the West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Charged With Civil Rights Offense
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, April 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: A doctor of osteopathic medicine who formerly worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia, has been charged in a criminal complaint with depriving a veteran of his civil rights under color of law. Dr. Jonathan Yates, 51, was arrested without incident at his home by Special Agents of the FBI and the Department of Veterans   more