Archive for October, 2017

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Newspapers ‘Way to Know’ in communities we serve

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — In this digital and social media driven age, some have declared newspapers to be a relic of a low-tech era that is destined to fade as the baby boom generation dies off. But nothing could be further from the truth. Newspapers have been utilizing both digital […]

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For young people, Obamacare isn’t the answer

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Though many aspects of Obamacare have drawn criticism since it was signed into law in 2010, one often gets overlooked. The president’s health care plan relies largely on young Americans to make health insurance cheaper for older generations. Americans under the age of 34 pay […]

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Many Boone County students lack science books

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The budget cuts that slashed Boone County public school employees’ pay and benefits this school year have also meant many Boone students don’t have science textbooks. Boone Assistant Superintendent Lisa Beck said the public school system got rid of its over-a-decade-old science books around the end of last school year. “In the […]

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ATV trails fill quiet WV towns with visitors from afar
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ATV trails fill quiet WV towns with visitors from afar

BRAMWELL , W.Va. — Most small towns in the region are usually quiet on a typical fall Sunday afternoon, with few people walking around or stopping at stores. That is not so for Bramwell, a small Mercer County town that is benefiting from a big, growing tourism trend: ATV trails. On Sunday afternoon, people were […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Oct. 3

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW TRUMP’S ‘APPRENTICE’ MOVED FROM CAPITALISM TO SEXISM In his years as a reality TV boss on “The […]

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Watch the W.Va. Gubernatorial Debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Watch the W.Va. Gubernatorial Debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate of 2016 General Election will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. and broadcast on West Virginia Public Broadcastings’ television and radio networks, various commercial television and radio stations and live streamed on select West Virginia newspaper websites and other websites. The event is sponsored by AARP WV […]

Race for West Virginia governor is focused on jobs
By October 2, 2016 Read More →

Race for West Virginia governor is focused on jobs

Watch the first W.Va. Gubernatorial Debate, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, commercial TV stations and newspapers websites By Lacie Pierson The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  – When it comes to setting their sights on the future of the Mountain State, candidates seeking to become the next governor of West […]

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WVU’s ‘State of Minds’ fundraising campaign tops historic $1 billion goal 

WVU Today Release: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University has achieved a historic milestone in its private fundraising efforts, surpassing the $1 billion goal in its “State of Minds” campaign more than a year before the deadline, University and WVU Foundation announced Friday (Sept. 30). Alumni and friends of WVU contributed $1,003,650,037 to the campaign through Aug. 31, officials said during […]

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Column: WV leads nation in college completion strategies

By Bruce Vandal Last week, faculty and staff from West Virginia’s public colleges and universities set forth on a bold path to dramatically improve college completion rates in the state. The work occurred as part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Corequisite Academy, a two-day conference held in partnership with Complete College America to help campuses implement a new model for college […]

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Natural gas industry energizing education in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – West Virginia’s natural gas industry is providing significant financial and in-kind support to a variety of educational and youth-focused initiatives in the areas of STEM programming, workforce development, youth athletics, teacher training and general student needs.   “With school in full swing across the Mountain State, West Virginia’s natural gas industry is committed to […]