The Lincoln Walks at Midnight Statue sits in front of the gold West Virginia State Capitol dome, with a blue sky with white fluffy clouds in the background.

Education, flooding, hunger on the docket for West Virginia interims

BY: - August 4, 2023

Lawmakers will hear about some of the state’s most pressing issues — including public education shortfalls, an overburdened foster care system and ongoing flooding issues — next week as legislative interim meetings kick off Sunday. They’ll gather in Charleston at the State Capitol. Interim meetings, which occur throughout the year around the state, are often when […]

A woman stands in the middle of a room filled with tubs labeled for different sizes of children's clothing.

Foster parents say West Virginia’s voucher system doesn’t cover costs 

BY: - July 11, 2023

West Virginia’s financial support for foster parents often falls short, leaving them to unexpectedly pay out of pocket for necessities like car seats, clothes, beds — even medical items. The state has the nation’s highest rate of kids coming into foster care, spurred by generational poverty and the drug epidemic. Data shows other family members […]