West Virginia Week in Review - June 5, 2021



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Gov. Justice opens online registration for Do It For Babydog: Save a life, Change your life Vaccine Sweepstakes

On Friday, Gov. Justice announced that eligible West Virginians can begin registering for the Do it for Babydog: Save a life. Change your life. vaccine incentive sweepstakes. 

West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.
Gov. Justice officially announces "Do it for Babydog" vaccine incentive lottery
During Thursday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that the state's vaccination incentive lottery will officially be called Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life.

"If you can't do it for yourself and you can't do it for your family, then do it for Babydog," Gov. Justice said. "If you don't get vaccinated not only are you missing an opportunity to do great stuff for yourself and your loved ones, but you will also miss out on the opportunity to win big."
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Gov. Justice provides additional details on vaccine lottery giveaway
On Tuesday, Gov. Justice provided additional details on his new vaccine incentive lottery that will begin on June 20th and run through August 4th. 

The giveaway will include a $1.588 million grand prize, a $588,000 second prize, weekly drawings for $1 million, full scholarships to any West Virginia state college or university, custom-outfitted trucks, weekend vacations at state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom hunting rifles and custom hunting shotguns.
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Gov. Justice announces new way to camp in style at West Virginia State Parks with Tentrr
Gov. Jim Justice announced on Thursday a new way to camp in style this spring and summer through a public-private partnership with Tentrr at four West Virginia State Parks. Online reservations are now available for 37 new Tentrr campsites at Hawks Nest, Lost River, Blackwater Falls, and Cacapon Resort State Parks.
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Gov. Justice and First Lady Justice issue statement on coal mining deaths
Gov. Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice expressed their condolences for the families of two West Virginia coal miners who were fatally injured on the job this week.

Trenten J. Dille, 26, of Littleton, was passed away while working in the underground section of a Marion County Coal Resources mine. 

Nicholas David Adkins, 43, of Racine, was fatally injured when he was struck by an underground shuttle car.

“It is an absolute tragedy to lose these hard-working, dedicated young men. We ask that you please keep their families and coworkers in your prayers during this extremely difficult time."
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Also this week:

First Lady Cathy Justice announces renaming West Virginia essay contest winners

Always wear a life jacket: 5 water safety tips that can save your life



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