West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Attorney General Invests In Prosecution Training To Combat Drug Crimes

9/17/2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va – West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute officials announced today that a
$100,000 contribution from Office of Attorney General Darrell McGraw was received to reimburse
prosecuting attorneys and assistant prosecutors who attend the National District Attorneys
Association’s National Advocacy Center for training necessary to effective drug prosecution. This
contribution by the Office of the Attorney General is part of the proceeds from the settlement of a
lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

The Center provides comprehensive best practice training programs related to prosecution, including
but not limited to, trial advocacy, cross examination, use of courtroom technology, forensic evidence,
and experts. It is also expected that the Center will bring a regional training specifically targeted at drug
prosecution to West Virginia in the near future.

The attorney general made the presentation to the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute's Executive Council
members Kent Carper and Chris Chiles at the 2008 Drug Endangered Children's Conference on
September 3rd in Charleston, at which more than 200 first-responder participants were in attendance.
"This funding will help in our fight to reduce substance abuse in our state by educating state
prosecutors on a number of cutting edge topics, such as drug courts and other forms of alternative
sentencing, in addition to traditional forms of prosecution and punishment," said Executive Director
Philip Morrison of the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute. “The Institute’s Executive Council and the
Attorney General should be commended for this initiative.”

The National Advocacy Center is jointly operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for
United States Attorneys and the National District Attorneys Association. Located in Columbia, South
Carolina, this facility which includes 10 full-size courtrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology
was built to train federal, state, and local prosecutors and litigators in advocacy skills and management
of legal operations, with more than 10,000 individuals trained annually.

Contact Information

Diane Holley
304-558-0661