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DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction

DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia regulators have ordered developers of the Rover Pipeline to halt work after finding a long list of water pollution violations caused by construction of the West Virginia segment of the $4.2 billion project, according to documents made public this week by state and federal […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →
Manchin opposes repeal of Affordable Care Act

Manchin opposes repeal of Affordable Care Act

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — A senator from West Virginia again Monday urged colleagues to work together to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act rather than repeal the Obama-era health care plan. “Come on guys, lets sit down and fix it,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said. The Senate returned […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Trump’s first official visit to state is today

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — President Donald Trump will make his first trip to West Virginia as president today to address Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and volunteers at the National Scout Jamboree. Last May, Trump visited Charleston as the front-running Republican candidate. He addressed a crowd of at least 14,500 inside the Charleston […]

By July 24, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business

Opinion: W.Va. Secretary of State focuses on elections, business

By Mac Warner W.Va. Secretary of State Laser focus on election integrity, customer-oriented service for businesses, and protecting our state’s most vulnerable citizens are the core strengths of the Office of the Secretary of State during the first six months of this administration. As West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State, I’m pleased to report that […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →
Health care advocates protest outside Boy Scout Summit

Health care advocates protest outside Boy Scout Summit

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — More than a dozen health care advocates stood outside the main entrance of the Bechtel Summit Reserve Monday afternoon, urging Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. “It’s important any time an elected official is visiting our state to […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →
Beckley business owner shares support of Trump’s state visit

Beckley business owner shares support of Trump’s state visit

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ronnie Wood, co-owner of Flat Top Arms in Beckley, gladly welcomed President Trump to the Mountain State as he visited the Boy Scouts of America at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. On a 10-foot tall sign beside South Eisenhower Drive, the Flat Top Arms marquee reads, “Welcome President […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Capito proving loyal to state

The Journal editorial If there is one thing certain to get the hackles of West Virginians and East Ohioans up, it is telling us that trying to do the right thing is, well, wrong. Two of our U.S. senators are being accused of just that. It has proved so difficult to repeal and replace the […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Angry phone call underscores problem with current social culture

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:  My ears are burning from the profanity-laden tirade on the other end of the phone line. The caller is not just angry, but enraged. The F-word punctuates most sentences — as an adjective and a verb. The caller is upset about a story in the day’s newspaper. As I try […]

By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: More unemployed W.Va. coal mine workers being called back

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: In another sign of life for the coal industry, Komatsu Mining Corp. (formerly Joy Global) has called back 65 workers and will hire 15 more due to a “uptick in work in the mining industry.” The workers were called back on the job last week. The new workers that will be hired […]

By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

Ready for WVPA Convention 2017?  Register today

Ready for WVPA Convention 2017? Register today

Have you reserved your room at Canaan Valley? CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 4-5 is open. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the theme of the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5. The WVPA invites its 70 member newspapers and guests to Canaan Valley […]

By July 24, 2017 Read More →
Register now for WVPA Convention 2017

Register now for WVPA Convention 2017

WVPA Convention 2017: Reserve rooms today CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5 is open. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the theme of the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5. The WVPA invites its 70 member newspapers and guests to Canaan Valley Resort for […]

By July 18, 2017 Read More →
John Dahlia promoted to NCWV Media Business Editor, Terra Alta native Joseph Hauger named editor

John Dahlia promoted to NCWV Media Business Editor, Terra Alta native Joseph Hauger named editor

Staff report The Preston County News and Register CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — John Dahlia, who has served as the editor of the Preston County News & Journal the last two years and seven months, has been promoted to the position of NCWV Media business editor, where he will be responsible for business content across all of […]

By July 18, 2017 Read More →

Photos

WVPA Sharing: The Register-Herald provides photos of President Trump in W.Va.

WVPA Sharing: The Register-Herald provides photos of President Trump in W.Va.

  BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the assistance of the Register-Herald in Beckley, the WVPA is providing five photos from President Donald Trump’s visit to W.Va. . The photos and cutlines are below. Please remember to credit photographer Chris Jackson and The Register-Herald of Beckley for the photos. . The WVPA greatly appreciates the support of Register-Herald […]

By July 24, 2017 Read More →
Putnam County Fair in full swing

Putnam County Fair in full swing

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch ELEANOR, W.Va. – The Putnam County Fair is in full swing and will continue through Saturday, July 15. So far, the fair has seen a variety of events, including the livestock exhibition, the Putnam County Fair Idol contest, carnival rides, food and karaoke. Concerts have been held by country artists Brandon […]

By July 14, 2017 Read More →
Flood 2016 gallery from The Register-Herald

Flood 2016 gallery from The Register-Herald

Photo galleries from The Register-Herald’s 2016 flood coverage

By June 23, 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

West Virginia, 4 other states ask SCOTUS to review gun decision

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia and four other states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that found police making a traffic stop can frisk any person in the vehicle if they believe that person to be armed, regardless of whether the individual […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

3 state treasurers may ‘re-evaluate’ investments in drug firm

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State treasurers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois are calling on drug giant McKesson Corp. to take steps to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic — or possibly risk losing investments by those states. The treasurers’ request comes a day before McKesson’s annual shareholders meeting in Irving, Texas. […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Budget cuts leave WV Tobacco Prevention Office with one employee

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With its $3.03 million annual state appropriation zeroed out of the 2017-18 state budget, the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention is in the process of terminating all but one position in the eight-person office, division director Jim Kerrigan confirmed Tuesday. Kerrigan, who will be the only […]

By July 26, 2017 Read More →