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West Virginia DEP releases materials documents on IEI warehouse

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has posted online 551 pages of documents supplied by Intercontinental Export Import about the inventory of its warehouse that was destroyed in a fire last month. The information was provided by IEI in response to an order […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Expert: Opioid epidemic generates multiple costs

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Current medical and criminal justice costs incurred in fighting the national opioid crisis represent just the tip of the iceberg, says one research expert. In addition to health care costs, such as substance abuse treatment, and the costs incurred in processing an illegal drug user in the […]

By November 14, 2017 Read More →
West Virginia University professors outline opioid addiction plan for state

West Virginia University professors outline opioid addiction plan for state

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — More than one-fifth of West Virginia’s counties don’t have professionals to counsel those who fall victim to drug addiction, and West Virginia University wants to address the need. WVU held its latest “Academic Media Day” at WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on Monday, […]

By November 14, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Panel advances Mooney bill to repeal mine safety disclosures for coal investors

Panel advances Mooney bill to repeal mine safety disclosures for coal investors

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Regular financial disclosures to investors about the performance of publicly traded corporations would not include details about mining company safety violations or worker deaths, under a bill that is sponsored by Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., and that advanced this week out of the House Financial Services […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Judge taps on brakes in Mountain Valley Pipeline land easement case

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge on Thursday tapped on the brakes — at least for now — in Mountain Valley Pipeline’s effort to fast-track one of two lawsuits against hundreds of landowners seeking to use eminent domain to gain easements for construction of its more than 300-mile natural […]

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Richest West Virginians would benefit the most from proposed federal tax plan

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The richest 1 percent of West Virginians would see huge tax cuts under the tax reform plan being considered by the U.S. Senate, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. At the same time, the poorest 20 percent of state residents could get less […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: West Virginia is on a winning streak

Opinion: West Virginia is on a winning streak

By Sen. Mitch Carmichael W.Va. Senate President After making the difficult decisions to change direction in West Virginia by rejecting the tired, old policies of the past and adopting a new pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda, I am pleased to report that the fruits of our three-year efforts have put our state on a strong winning streak. […]

By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Today, we honor our veterans

From the Weirton Daily Times: The names of the battlefields American men and women have fought on have changed many times over the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That’s why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who […]

By November 11, 2017 Read More →
Opinion: With China Energy investment, WV has a second chance to get it right

Opinion: With China Energy investment, WV has a second chance to get it right

By MIKE MYER  The Intelligencer of Wheeling Christmas has come early to the mountains. We West Virginians have been tossed a lifeline from, of all places, China. The question is, will we use it as a rescue — or merely a reprieve? Thursday’s announcement that a Chinese company will invest $83.7 billion in natural gas […]

By November 11, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

Perry to deliver keynote address at BC media appreciation program

Perry to deliver keynote address at BC media appreciation program

Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Media Appreciation Day program at Bluefield College.  Bluefield College Public Relations Director Chris Shoemaker said the college will pay tribute to the work of local journalists during its 18th Annual Media Appreciation Day on November 30. Shoemaker said the […]

By November 16, 2017 Read More →
Unsung Heroes: The Journal honors veterans at luncheon

Unsung Heroes: The Journal honors veterans at luncheon

By JOHN McVEY The Journal KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va.  — Since the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg began giving out pins to Vietnam War veterans two and a half years ago on the 50th anniversary of the war, Tim Cooke, director of the VAMC, said it has been his pleasure and privilege to have given out […]

By November 9, 2017 Read More →
MEDIA ALERT: WVU’s Nov. 13 Academic Media Day to address opioid addiction

MEDIA ALERT: WVU’s Nov. 13 Academic Media Day to address opioid addiction

EDITOR’S NOTE: The West Virginia Press Association endorses WVU’s Academic Media Day activities and encourages all media groups to send representatives. The presentations have been outstanding and invaluable in terms of getting new information, accessing data and networking with experts and WVU resources. From John A. Bolt Senior Executive Director, University Relations/Communications West Virginia University Dear editors: […]

By November 7, 2017 Read More →

Photos

Trick-or-treaters hit the streets in Wheeling

Trick-or-treaters hit the streets in Wheeling

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register Trick-or-treating Tuesday on South Park Street in the Edgwood area of Wheeling Tuesday, from left, are Thomas White, 6, Nicholas White, 3, and Gianna White, 5. They are the children of Nicole and Kristian White of Wheeling. See more from The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

By November 1, 2017 Read More →

Video: Davis & Elkins celebrating fall with music

ELKINS, W.Va. — With fall colors out across the region, visitors to the Davis and Elkins College Campus on Monday were able to enjoy both the fall foliage and the talent of students during a musical program on the deck of Hallihurst Hall. See more on D&E at  https://www.dewv.edu  

By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Video: W.Va. Capitol Veterans Memorial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  While West Virginia officials were inside the state Capitol Saturday, Oct. 7, monitoring election results, a WVPA photographer captured these images of the Veterans Memorial that honors those who monitor our safety and freedom every night and make such free and open elections possible.    

By October 10, 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

“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana

“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana

By MARY CATHERINE BROOKS The Register-Herald OCEANA, W.Va. — Craig Rhodes knows what it’s like to spend months in an intense drug recovery program only to come home and find there is no support system in place. “In Wyoming County, you’re on your own,” Rhodes emphasized. It should not be difficult to find a support group […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →
Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances

Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As fire chief in a city where almost 30 people overdosed in a four-hour period last year, Jan Rader finds herself at ground zero of a crisis she believes “could very well bankrupt our country.” Rader — who was featured in the Netflix documentary […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →
Nursing home promotes awareness through dementia simulator

Nursing home promotes awareness through dementia simulator

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Derrick Barr stumbles through a room, trying to sort silverware and fold laundry, but his hands don’t seem to be doing what he wants. He walks to the other end of the room, but his feet feel heavy and his ears are ringing. He is experiencing the effects […]

By November 17, 2017 Read More →