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Mr. Cartoon celebrates his 90th birthday
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Mr. Cartoon celebrates his 90th birthday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In all the world, there’s only one Jule Huffman. The retired television icon will celebrate his 90th birthday in grand fashion as the Masonic Temple in Huntington is hosting a birthday bash today. That celebration will be complete with an appearance by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, who is declaring Monday, March 31, […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, March 31

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 31, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. U.S., RUSSIA STILL AT ODDS OVER UKRAINE While both sides favor a diplomatic […]

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By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Blog: wvpress extra — Always stand for the public’s right to know

A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith: March 28, 2014: The Freedom of Information Act battle brewing between the The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register newspapers and the Ohio County Sheriff  is one every newspaper editor in the nation should watch. Look at the Columbia Journalism Review’s story on the situation surrounding information on concealed weapons […]

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FOIA battle in Wheeling noted by Columbia Journalism Review

A West Virginia paper stands its ground in a fight over guns and public records CHARLESTON, SC — A throwdown between a county sheriff and a small-town newspaper is showing once again how some local law enforcement officials oppose laws that make gun records public—and how they’re prepared to confront media organizations that seek access […]

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WVPA editorial and advertising contest help available over the weekend

Message from executive director Don Smith: As the WVPA contest deadline of March 30 nears, I want to assure everyone not to panic. We will work with you to make sure everything is entered correctly. There have been a lot of calls and questions and we expect more over the final weekend.   You can call or […]

Goodbye and good riddance
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Goodbye and good riddance

MORGANTOWN — March 2014 should go out like a lamb, an AccuWeather meteorologist predicts. “To be honest, I don’t really see any opportunities [for snow] through next week, and temperatures [will be] in the 60s,” AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards said Thursday…. Click here for more.

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Morgantown lawyer’s rope descent ends in arrest
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Morgantown lawyer’s rope descent ends in arrest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An area lawyer was arrested by the Morgantown Police Department on Thursday for conspiracy and attempted daytime burglary. According to a criminal complaint, Morgantown Police Officer Kyle Sappington responded to a call of a man hanging from a rope at 75 Wall St. The building is directly behind the Shell gas station […]

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Test scores at Wayne County school invalidated

CRUM, W.Va. — The results of Crum Elementary School’s WESTEST 2 efforts for the 2012-13 school year have been invalidated following a state investigation into questionable erasure marks on some tests. Wayne County Schools officials are working to move forward after completing their own investigation into the matter, which deals specifically with one section of […]

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Badly needed purchasing reforms signed into law

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s lawmakers have received their share of criticism for some bills they passed and some they didn’t during the recently concluded 2014 regular session of the state legislature. But one of the many issues they did address with passed legislation was right on target: tougher rules […]

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W.Va. Senate president wants wage bill signed
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W.Va. Senate president wants wage bill signed

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler is urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to sign the state’s minimum wage increase into law, and possibly call lawmakers into special session later to address concerns the measure will dramatically change the way businesses pay overtime to their employees. The legislation, House Bill 4283, would raise […]

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