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A new law passed by the West Virginia Legislature will expand the West Virginia Veterans’ Council from nine to 11 members, ensuring diverse representation from regions of the state and military service branches. 
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AARP among groups urging lawmakers to tap surplus revenue funds for one-time supplement to combat inflation, rising Rx drug, household and utility costs.
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Four hearings will be held in Wheeling, Princeton, Huntington, Charleston
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Financial abuse is estimated to have cost older Americans at least $3 billion annually, according to the FBI.
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Bipartisan bills strengthen support for veterans and military families, establish law enforcement training to assist those with Alzheimer's and dementia
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West Virginia’s state legislature meets for a 60-day session each year, and AARP West Virginia is making the most of the time, advocating for older adults on a wide array of issues.
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Nearly half-million impacted ratepayers in 24 WV counties encouraged to file public comment on case
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Roger Calhoun of Mason County to begin serving two-year term as citizen member
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The state ranks 44th in the nation in internet connectivity, and more than 400,000 West Virginians have no access to high-speed internet. 
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AARP West Virginia has long had a very visible and influential presence at the state capitol, advocating for Mountain Staters 50-plus. 
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