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Media Advisory: Register today for WVPA Legislative LookAhead on Jan. 3, 2020

Media Advisory: Register today for WVPA Legislative LookAhead on Jan. 3, 2020

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By December 6, 2019 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: W.Va. Gov. Justice to hold press conference on road bond sale, November revenue numbers

Presser on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice will hold a press conference to discuss the state’s recent sale of $600 million in General Obligation State Road Bonds as part of the Governor’s Roads To Prosperity program. Gov. Justice will be joined by leaders with the Department of Revenue to discuss […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →

Enrollment drops 1.9 percent at W.Va. universities and colleges

By Jordan Nelson The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Community and Technical College System (CTCS) reported Thursday headcount enrollment at West Virginia’s baccalaureate institutions dropped by 1.9 percent from fall 2018 to fall 2019.  More than 10,300 freshmen enrolled in four-year schools this fall, a drop of approximately […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Campaign Update: South Charleston Firefighters Local 837 endorses Ben Salango for Governor of W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –   The South Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 837 endorsed Kanawha County Commission, Ben Salango, for Governor of West Virginia. Local 837 joins the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades in supporting Salango and his vision to move West Virginia forward.  “Ben Salango has been a dedicated County Commissioner and has always worked hard and cared for the people of Kanawha County. As a […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: Jobs & Hope West Virginia catalyst for change

Opinion: Jobs & Hope West Virginia catalyst for change

By Bob Hansen West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate and the lowest workforce participation rate in the country. It is no coincidence that joblessness and hopelessness coincide with high rates of substance use. Unfortunately, across the nation and especially in West Virginia, the hopelessness of unemployment has exacerbated the substance use disorder crisis. […]

By November 22, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

By November 14, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

WV Press Convention

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

W.Va. Delegate Caputo hearing on hold as magistrate mulls motion for legislative immunity

By Steven Allan Adams, Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a new wrinkle in the criminal case involving the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Delegates, a hearing was continued Thursday while a magistrate considers a motion for legislative immunity. House Minority Whip Mike Caputo, D-Marion, who announced his campaign for the state […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →
WVU engineering professor named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

WVU engineering professor named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Greg Thompson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, which is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.  The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →

U.S. Sen. Manchin: Pratt & Whitney to invest $30 million in W.Va.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement that Pratt & Whitney will invest $30 million into their engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia. “Over the last few years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth and development of the aerospace industry in West Virginia. During my visit to Pratt & Whitney’s […]

By December 6, 2019 Read More →