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Home Rule Cities Adopting New Powers to Target Abandoned Buildings
Environment and Infrastructure

Home Rule Cities Adopting New Powers to Target Abandoned Buildings

  Twenty communities across West Virginia have used Municipal Home Rule authority to implement a local program of issuing on-the-spot violation notices for dilapidated buildings. In these cities, code enforcement officials have the power to issue citations to negligent property owners in much the same way as they would write a traffic ticket. Such violations … Continue reading

New Running Events in West Virginia Target Young People, Casual Runners
Physical Activity and Health

New Running Events in West Virginia Target Young People, Casual Runners

There were 272 running events held in West Virginia in 2016, with at least one event held in 33 of the 55 counties. Community running groups and local health and wellness organizers have worked hard in recent years to expand the number of easily accessible running events that are held across West Virginia, focusing particularly … Continue reading