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Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office

Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump urging him not to gut the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, a federal agency responsible for curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic. Politico and other news outlets have reported that the Trump administration […]

By May 18, 2017 Read More →
WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal

WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration has quietly refused to schedule a hearing on an appeal of a state authorization for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Last week, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton signed a letter in which he denied a request for a hearing on an […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →

Attorneys: C8 case settlement’s final deadline looming

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Attorneys in the C8 cases against DuPont have cautioned clients who have yet to respond to the settlement packets to soon do so. Otherwise they will not be entitled to any compensation in the agreement reached in February in the multi-district litigation against DuPont, […]

By May 16, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Veteran challenges elected officials on health care

Veteran challenges elected officials on health care

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald FAIRLEA, W.Va.  — A ribbon-cutting may have been scheduled, but a sort of mini-Town Hall quiz broke out, interrupting the scheduled remarks at the grand opening of the VA’s new outpatient clinic in Fairlea on Monday. Three members of Congress who took turns at the podium with prepared speeches were each […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Petco Foundation honors Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Petco Foundation’s “Celebration of Love” awards gala to honor organizations and people for their achievements in saving animals’ lives recently recognized the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s efforts. Seven awards were given at the San Diego gala which hosted about 500 guests. Actress and animal-lover Jane Lynch served […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, May 23

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ATTACKER STRIKES POP CONCERT IN ENGLAND An apparent suicide bomber sets off an improvised explosive device that killed 22 people […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: Will another Interstate 79-style snarl happen again next year?

By Matt Harvey The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Now that it’s clear we’re stuck with an Interstate 79 snarl for probably most of the rest of the summer (and perhaps even beyond), it’s time to look ahead. What’s the likelihood the West Virginia Department of Transportation will award bids that result in similar woes […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Start planning for worst-case scenario

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” Or in this instance, if the dragon is only six weeks away from potentially taking wing and torching your state government. That quote above is from perhaps the world’s pre-eminent fantasy […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Making Weirton More Appealing

From The Wheeling News-Register: Weirton Planning Commission Chairman Chuck Robinson might well have been referring to any number of Rust Belt communities when he remarked last Wednesday that, “This town needs some excitement and energy instead of just waiting for something to happen.” But there are differences between Weirton and many other so-called “post-industrial”towns. For […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

Adam R. Kelly Memorial Scholarship winner chosen in Tyler County

Staff report The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Record WHEELING, W.Va. — Tyler Consolidated High School senior Courtney Hoder is this year’s recipient of the Adam R. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Award. She is the granddaughter of Sally Ash of Lynn Camp Road near Middlebourne. Hoder plans to attend Fairmont State University in the fall to study nursing, […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →
Colleagues, friends salute long career of longtime member of BDT family

Colleagues, friends salute long career of longtime member of BDT family

By GREG JORDAN The Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Colleagues, friends, and people who are both came Thursday to say farewell and share best wishes with a long-time member of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph family who was retiring after a career spanning almost 60 years. Sue Richmond started at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph in 1957 when the […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Community book project on disasters seeks contributions

Community book project on disasters seeks contributions

The Journal MARTINSBURG — The Journal is pleased to announce a new community book project, “Floods, Fire and Ice.” This will be a heirloom-quality, coffee-table book featuring images of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties — but we need your help. Possibly you remember or have heard of specific floods, fires and snow storms that impacted […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →

Photos

Editorial: Increasing culture of “college-going” crucial for Mountain State

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  The “college-going rate” is one of the key measures of educational improvement for West Virginia, and there is good news. After dipping for a couple of years, the percentage of Mountain State high school graduates who enrolled in community colleges and four-year colleges increased last year. The statewide percentage is […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
Boys and Girls Club of Huntington celebrates Earth Day

Boys and Girls Club of Huntington celebrates Earth Day

Photo by Sholten Singer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington hosts an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Guyandotte Boys and Girls Club. Starbucks district manager Beth Hyatt helps children plant a garden.

By April 19, 2017 Read More →
Coloring Easter eggs at Nella’s

Coloring Easter eggs at Nella’s

ELKINS, W.Va. — Students from Shining Light Pre-School visited Nella’s Inc. and Nella’s Nursing Home on Tuesday to color Easter eggs with Nella’s residents. Lily Perry, left, shares her finished egg with Nella’s Inc. resident Kathleen Cain after a fun-filled afternoon shared together.

By April 12, 2017 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

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 →

Heavy rains fall on WV flood victims

A heavy rain pours across the flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. Predictions call for three inches and flash flooding. Today, on Independence Day, thousands of West Virginians sit cold and damp in tents, shelters, their vehicles and their damages homes – most still without power – watching the rain fall and the creeks rise. […]

By July 4, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent News

Talk highlights education and the state’s future

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — More than 100 business, education and legislative leaders attended the Education Alliance’s EDTalks “Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future event” at the Blue Ridge Community and Technology College Thursday. EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and collaborating ideas on how to […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Reminder to legislators — Community colleges offer more bang for the buck

From the Weirton Daily Times: Among college graduates throughout West Virginia this spring are thousands who were in and out of higher education in two years. They earned degrees and certificates at community and technical colleges, which seem to be growing in popularity. Why is that? Simply because more potential college students are recognizing that […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Many Factors Contribute to Lower Life Expectancy in W.Va.

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va.  — A local health official believes many factors contribute to southwestern West Virginia’s “very low” life expectancy. Dire results for that region of the Mountain State are cited in a new report issued in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is based on findings from […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →