West Virginia Week in Review - May 22, 2021

5/22/2021

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Gov. Justice announces all vaccinated West Virginians ages 16-35 can now register to receive $100 savings bond or $100 gift card
On Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that online registration is now open for his “Beat 588...Bad” West Virginia Strong Vaccine Incentive Program. All West Virginians ages 16-35 who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are now able to register online to receive either a $100 savings bond or a $100 gift card. The $100 incentive is retroactive, meaning all West Virginians ages 16-35 who have received the COVID-19 vaccine at any point are eligible.
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Gov. Justice announces third historic road bond sale generates more than $62.5 million in premium proceeds 
Gov. Justice announced Wednesday that the State of West Virginia has sold $200 million in General Obligation State Road Bonds, Series 2021 A (“2021A GO Bonds”), and generated over $262.5 million in proceeds – a premium of over $62.5 million – to be used for new highway, bridge, and secondary road construction projects throughout the state.
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Gov. Justice: West Virginia receives $677 million in federal stimulus dollars through American Rescue Plan
On Monday, Gov. Justice announced that the State of West Virginia has received over $677.7 million of stimulus dollars from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan. 

“My staff has been reviewing all the ways this money is needed, and is working on a strategic plan on how we are going to propose that it be spent,” Gov. Justice said. “Next, we will begin reaching out to all of our legislative leadership and working together to get this money out to West Virginians that need it.”
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All West Virginia senior centers fully reopening
On Thursday, Gov. Justice announced that all senior centers across the state are ready to reopen fully. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a face covering inside the centers.
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West Virginia unemployment rate decreases for 12th straight month
On Thursday, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased once again, dropping one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.8% in April 2021. West Virginia’s unemployment rate has declined for 12 consecutive months and remains better than the national unemployment rate of 6.1%.
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All 55 counties to participate in summer feeding program for students
On Monday, Gov. Justice announced that, for the second summer in a row, all 55 county boards of education throughout West Virginia will be participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
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Gov. Justice announces Turnpike toll booths to be wrapped in “Almost Heaven West Virginia” art to promote West Virginia tourism
Gov. Justice joined West Virginia Parkways Authority Director Jeff Miller Thursday to unveil a new marketing initiative for the West Virginia Turnpike. The toll booth wraps are meant to encourage those passing through West Virginia on the Turnpike to consider stopping or to come back to the state for an adventure in the near future.
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Gov. Justice announces new lodge at Cacapon Resort State Park now open
Gov. Justice announced Thursday that the new lodge at Cacapon Resort State Park is now open for reservations, following the completion of major expansion work and additional facility improvements. The $25 million project brings much-needed upgrades to Cacapon’s lodge, which has been under construction since November 2018. Major additions include the construction of 78 guest rooms, a restaurant, lounge, spa, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and multiple spaces for outdoor gatherings.
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Gov. Justice congratulates Marshall University Men’s Soccer on National Championship victory
Gov. Justice congratulated the Marshall University Thundering Herd Men’s Soccer team for winning the program’s first-ever National Championship Monday night. The Governor, himself an alumnus of Marshall University, traveled to Cary, NC, to witness the championship match. The Thundering Herd scored in overtime to defeat second-ranked and perennial college soccer powerhouse Indiana University by a final score of 1-0.
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New Adventure Lake now open at Tygart Lake State Park
Tygart Lake State Park’s new Adventure Lake is officially open to the public, following a ribbon cutting ceremony held Tuesday with State officials. The Adventure Lake, made possible by a partnership between the West Virginia State Parks system and ACE Adventure Resort, features 25 slides, obstacles and other inflatables, as well as a sandy beach area with lounge chairs.
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WVDEP announces Environmental Teachers of the Year
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is recognizing two educators as “Environmental Teachers of the Year.” The awards will be presented later this month at ceremonies of the recipient’s choosing.
  
The Environmental Teachers of the Year are: 
  • Elementary: Sarah Hann, White Sulphur Springs Elementary, Greenbrier County
  • High School: Robert Miller, Boone Career and Technical Center, Boone County
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West Virginia WIC to provide temporary benefits increase
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Nutrition Services announced on Monday participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will receive a temporary benefit increase for the purchase of additional fruits and vegetables.
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HHOMA announces Montell Jordan to headline virtual Juneteenth celebration; West Virginia artists selected to perform
On Thursday, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs announced the lineup of artists selected to perform for this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, which includes headliner Montell Jordan; the former R&B singer best known for “This is How We Do It” before leaving the music industry to become a pastor. The event will stream live on HHOMA’s Facebook page on Saturday, June 19, at 5 p.m.
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Also this week:

Application for Eleventh Family Court Circuit vacancy

WVDEP Youth Program recognizes outstanding efforts

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Announces Cancellation of the 2021 Appalachian String Band Music Festival

West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office Celebrates Preservation Month in May

Bonus Offered for Early Registration of Medical Cannabis Patient Cards

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Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

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304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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304.558.3588

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