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West Virginia Alliance For Sustainable Families Helps Put Money In The Hands Of Working Families.

  • Posted on: 24 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

Charleston WV, February 24, 2012 - Tax season is here and the Internal Revenue Service estimates that each year West Virginians eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) leave millions of Earned Income Tax Credit dollars unclaimed. Those dollars could be used to pay down debt, open savings accounts, and improve lives in many ways.

FREE tax preparation sites will be open at more than 80 locations statewide. A complete listing of tax preparation sites is available on www.wveitc.com or by dialing 2-1-1 in West Virginia.

The State of WV's Upper Big Branch Report

  • Posted on: 23 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

The Media Center provided coverage via-satellite February 23, 2012 for the state of WV's report on the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion that claimed 29 lives on April 5, 2010. Unfortunately this horrific accident could've been prevented, however justice will be served. On February 22, 2012, the former superintendent and the Upper Big Branch mine boss, Gary May, 43, was charged with fraud in the deadly mine blast. Attorney Booth Goodwin said his investigation of the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades is "absolutely not" finished.

WV Health Right Receives Major Grant for Cardiovascular Health Purposes

  • Posted on: 16 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

Last Thursday, West Virginia Health Right in Charleston received a $185,000 grant to support its Pathways to Cardiovascular Health program. The grant was through the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation program, Connections for Cardiovascular Health.

Pathways to Cardiovascular Health is designed to improve the health of 500 impoverished uninsured patients in West Virginia through clinical intervention. The majority of the West Virginia Health Right’s impoverished, uninsured patients have one or more cardiovascular high risk factors.

Public Hearing for WV Drug Abuse Bill & Live Interview with Delegate Don Perdue

  • Posted on: 16 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

House and Senate health committees in West Virginia hosted a public hearing February 16 to combat drug abuse. The hearing was at 4 p.m. in the House of Delegates Chamber.

Lawmakers in West Virginia heard from doctors, law enforcement, victims of prescription drug abuse, and others about Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's proposal targeting drug abuse.

Cartoon ad created for Advantage Technology

  • Posted on: 15 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

When the folks at Advantage Technology wanted to make a fun and entertaining movie to share with their customers and attract new ones, they gave The Media Center a call. The Media Center is the only video production studio in West Virginia that can produce the kind of fun, character driven computer animation that really tells a story.

WV Tourism Industry Officials Meet With State Lawmakers

  • Posted on: 14 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

Charleston, Feb. 13, 2012 – West Virginia tourism and travel industry representatives and vendors gathered at the Capitol Monday, Feb. 13 for Tourism Day at the Legislature, an event designed to bring awareness to the significant economic and social impact tourism brings to the state. More than 70 exhibitors from various tourism-related businesses took part in the annual event in the Capitol. Industry partners had the opportunity to speak with legislators and the visiting public throughout the day.

Natalie Tennant on Fox News

  • Posted on: 14 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center

 

The efforts of state officials to crack down on voter fraud in Southern West Virginia are getting national attention.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was a guest on Fox News this weekend to talk about the voter fraud pleas Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman and Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten are scheduled to enter next month.

"We don't tolerate election law violations no matter who tries to do that," Secretary of State Tennant said Sunday morning during a segment involving the Fox News Voter Fraud Unit.

WV Coal Association’s Annual Symposium

  • Posted on: 3 February 2012
  • By: The Media Center
State and national leaders, have been joining with energy experts and regulatory officials in addressing representatives of the state’s coal industry during the 39th annual West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium. The Media Center provided news coverage of the 2012 Symposium, including live talkbacks with President of the WV Coal Association, Bill Raney, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin.

We've Moved!

  • Posted on: 28 December 2011
  • By: The Media Center

For most folks, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is enough. Shopping, wrapping gifts, filling out card, baking and decorated take up plenty of time, so normal folks try to avoid extra work. Not the men and women at The Media Center! Nope, they looked around and said to themselves, “Why not go ahead and move the company to a new building while were at it?”

And that's just what they did!

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