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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:11am

On Tuesday, July 22, about 125 West Virginians gathered in Clarksburg at the Our Children Our Future Northern Regional Policy Workshop to learn about state policy advocacy and get advice on how to advance their ideas to help end child poverty.

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 1:52pm

Save the date for the next Local Business Beat- the event where local business owners network with one another to strengthen the voice of local ownership across West Virginia.

See who's been to our past business beats and what we've been up to.

Register here for the next one on Monday, August 11 from 6-8pm at PeppeBroni's Pizza in Morgantown.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:40am

Morgan County sees about 20 pregnancies in young people between the ages of 10 and 19 every year. For each of the last two years, the Middle School has had a pregnant student.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:26am

Learn more about the workshops and register here.

The Our Children Our Future Regional Policy Workshops are co-sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition and the Hub.

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:19am

Shortly after Laura Dice moved back to West Virginia in 2012 and took a job as the Coordinator for Keys 4 HealthyKids  in Charleston, she attended a Kanawha County School Wellness meeting, where a parent came forward to say that his son wasn’t getting any exercise at school.  His complaint was just one of many that Dice was hearing. Keys 4 HealthyKids advocates physical activity for children, so Dice began to really look at the claims.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:14pm

With three children, Jamie Gudiel knew the value of family resource services for the health and development of children, so she became a member of the board for the Family Resource Network in Monongalia County. While on the board, she was working two jobs. Her husband was working too.

But three jobs weren’t enough to keep the family with three children off of food stamps. Gudiel feels like legislators often think people just want to take advantage of the system, but in reality her story is more the norm for people relying on government assistance.