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WVPA Sharing: ‘Our Children, Our Future’ takes aim at child poverty and health issues
By August 17, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: ‘Our Children, Our Future’ takes aim at child poverty and health issues

Editor’s Note:  The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” Coalition. Journalist George Hohmann is following the coalition’s efforts, providing reports from its organizational meetings this month through its attempts have impactful legislation passed during the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislative Session.   By GEORGE HOHMANN WVPA Report CHARLESTON — Organizers of a […]

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Editorial Comment: For Mercer County School Board, free meals is the right answer — The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph applauds the Mercer County Board of Education’s decision to continue its free breakfast and lunch program: …”The Community Eligibility Option was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and provides universal meal service to children in high poverty areas. It serves as an alternative to collecting, […]

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WVPA Alert: Editors should watch for Kids’ Health Series
By August 16, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Editors should watch for Kids’ Health Series

WVPA Executive Director Don Smith advises all editors to watch for first story in the WVPA’s Kids’ Health Series.  “Please alert your newsroom staff, especially the weekend editors, that the West Virginia Press Association on Saturday – and again on Sunday – will be distributing the first article in a series on the WV Health […]

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Marshall County soon to be state’s richest? — Jennifer Compston-Strough reports in The Intelligencer

TRIADELPHIA – With one of the most productive coal mines in the state and an ongoing oil and natural gas boom, state Senate President Jeff Kessler said Marshall County is poised to become the richest county in West Virginia within the next decade. His remarks came Thursday as part of a West Virginia coal forum […]

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The Charleston Gazette editorial looks at abuses of criminal forfeiture laws

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal and state forfeiture laws are designed to seize the homes, cars, boats, jewelry, aircraft, bank accounts and other lucrative assets of big-time criminals like druglords and stock swindlers — ill-gotten gains from crime. The laws work. Last year, the U.S. Justice Department confiscated $4.2 billion, part of which was refunded to […]

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Lodging for ATV enthusiasts in demand — Report by Greg Jordan in Bluefield Daily Telegraph

  BRAMWELL — Work on two new ATV lodgings are underway, and while that’s good news, it still isn’t enough to meet the growing demand for rooms. In May 2012, the Pocahontas Trail, a new branch of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, opened in Mercer County. ATV enthusiasts, both local and from across the nation, have rode […]

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AP offers 10 things you need to know for Friday, Aug. 16

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know today, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. ‘DAY OF RAGE’ IN EGYPT The Muslim Brotherhood pushed for nationwide marches […]

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By August 15, 2013 Read More →

LCSD arrests six on prescription drug crackdown — report by Erin Beck of the Exponent Telegram

Erin Beck, Exponent Telegram WESTON — The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department had arrested at least six people by Thursday as part of a crackdown on prescription drug abuse in the county, according to Sheriff Adam Gissy. Read the full story: http://www.exponent-telegram.com/lewis-deputies-arrest-half-dozen-on-prescription-drug-charges/article_356c8b2e-05e2-11e3-9575-0019bb2963f4.html

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WVPA Sharing: The Spirit of Jefferson Cartoon
By August 15, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: The Spirit of Jefferson Cartoon

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Charleston Daily Mail supports Morrisey’s recusal

Patrick Morrisey’s recusal is the right move In just eight months on the job, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has recused himself from three state lawsuits. These cases involve companies his previous law firm had represented or organizations he or his wife had dealings with with before he become the state’s lead attorney. Good […]

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