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Center: Latest GOP health plan will hurt state

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New legislation that supporters say would allow states to create better healthcare systems for their populations would actually leave millions in West Virginia without health insurance coverage as federal funding to the state is cut by $2 billion, according to experts with the Centers for Budget Policy and […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →

Equifax hack leads to consumer questions

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A credit counseling agency covering 25 counties in two states has been busy the past few days advising people who are worried about what the Equifax data security breach might cost them. Its response: Check your credit report often, as some hackers now have access to […]

By September 18, 2017 Read More →

WV GOP Reps. vote to cut MSHA budget

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As coal mining deaths in West Virginia increase this year, all three of the state’s U.S. House members voted this week for additional cuts in the coal mine safety enforcement budget for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. Reps. David McKinley, Evan Jenkins and Alex […]

By September 15, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017

Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017

WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017.

By September 20, 2017 Read More →
Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”

Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”

By JOHN TYSON Welch Daily News WELCH, W.Va.  — Early Saturday morning before heading to Clarksburg, Anthony Bourdain spoke about his experience in southern West Virginia while filming an upcoming episode of his hit show, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Bourdain, 61, of New York City, is an American chef, author and television personality known for […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on West Virginia gas royalties case

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the U.S. Supreme Court have been asked to consider whether West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker overstepped her bounds by taking part in a decision on a case with huge implications for the state’s oil and gas industry. Attorneys for the estate of […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

Opinion: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most […]

By September 19, 2017 Read More →

OPINION: Justice says better communication needed at state level

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial When Mountain State lawmakers spoke before members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, they set out an agenda that should serve them well in 2018 legislative session … if they stick to it. Among the priorities will be continuing to downsize and streamline government — […]

By September 14, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Do not forget hurricane victims in Virgin Islands

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Texans, Floridians and Georgians hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse than what […]

By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

W.Va. Treasurer’s unclaimed property inserts readied for circulation

W.Va. Treasurer’s unclaimed property inserts readied for circulation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer’s John Perdue is readying another unclaimed property bulletin for statewide insertion into newspapers, beginning Sept. 21 and ending Oct. 5.   Insertion dates are Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. Some copies are direct mailed to homes.   Each year, the Treasurer’s Office publishes two inserts of approximately 15,000 […]

By September 15, 2017 Read More →

Dominion Post looking for calendar photographs

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — We are looking for striking digital images that highlight life in Morgantown and the surrounding area. Your images may show anything from natural landscapes, wildlife, events, facilities, businesses, architecture and weather, to people living, working, shopping or playing. This contest is open to all. There is no entry fee. […]

By September 15, 2017 Read More →

NIE Cruise-In car show is Sunday

By JOHN McVEY The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The fall edition of the Newspapers in Education Cruise-In car show is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the K-Mart in Martinsburg. Pam Cook, The Journal’s NIE program coordinator, said there will antique, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. She’s expecting between 100 and 200 participants. It’s $5 […]

By September 14, 2017 Read More →

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A Fair amount of bull

A Fair amount of bull

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Alex Jenks gets bucked off as he competes in the International Bullriding Tour event Monday evening at the 65th Annual Jefferson County Fair. jefferson county fair west virginia 2015 (Photo by Ron Agnir) See more from The Journal

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry and frightened individual turned to […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol and contact with elected officials […]

By December 31, 2016 Read More →

Newz Group partnership gives member newspapers off-site backup

  From Executive Director Don Smith: In the coming days and weeks, all West Virginia Press Association newspapers should be getting a call from Newz Group. These calls are coming with the support and urging of the WVPA and are about your access to free off-site archiving and backup. It’s a benefit service provided at no […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent News

WV officials unsure PEIA would benefit from privatization

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Privatization of West Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation insurance was successful, particularly in lowering employer premiums and increasing competition, Brickstreet Insurance CEO Greg Burton told legislators Tuesday. Whether those successes would apply to privatization of the state Public Employees Insurance Agency health insurance remains to be seen, he said. “I’m […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →

Wood County official meets with lawmakers on jail bill

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersuburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Wood County officials feel they have discovered major problems with how regional jail bills are figured and are presenting them to state officials. Commission President Blair Couch said he recently attended a meeting of the Post Audit Subcommittee that is part of the West […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →
Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities

Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. called WVU Tech’s new Beckley campus “a melting pot of opportunity” during a campus tour Tuesday afternoon. “This is the first year that all of WVU Tech has been on the campus in Beckley,” Jenkins said. “I wanted to stop in and see how […]

By September 20, 2017 Read More →