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2016 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

2016 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available

Editorial and advertising packets emailed and linked below CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2016 Newspaper Contest entry packets for editorial and advertising are available and the contest website is open for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the best […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Senate President Bill Cole: Statement on petition to stop Senate meeting on Sundays

CHARLESTON – Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, issued the following statement about Senator John Unger’s (D-Berkeley) petition for injunction against the Senate conducting business on Sunday: “I am extremely disappointed by what is clearly a sad attempt at political gamesmanship and obstructionism. The West Virginia Constitution unambiguously calls for a 60-day legislative session. It makes no […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

Orion Strategies poll finds 71 percent of voters worried about state’s direction

Voters weigh in on tobacco taxes, conceal carry permits, right-to-work, voter ID, drug testing, common core, raw milk CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A new voter poll finds only 18 percent of voters currently believe West Virginia is headed in the right direction with a whopping 71 percent stating that it is not. The poll, conducted by Orion Strategies surveys the opinions of […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

Editorial:

From the Hampshire Review:  We realize that calling for bipartisanship and tough choices in an election year has about as much chance of succeeding as Jeb Bush in South Carolina, but still we must try. West Virginia has to close a $350 million gap in the budget for this fiscal year — that’s the one we’re […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

Libertarian Karl Kolenich Announces for Attorney General

BUCKHANNON, W.VA. — Karl Kolenich, an attorney in private practice in Upshur County, today announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for Attorney General. “I’ve never viewed myself as a politician,” said Kolenich, “although I guess everyone says that.” Kolenich, a civil attorney and first-time-ever candidate for public office, resides in Buckhannon with […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia Education Association gives primary endorsement for governor to Justice

CHARLESTON, WV— The WVEA Political Action Committee has endorsed Jim Justice for Governor of West Virginia in the May primary. “Jim Justice expressed a vision for our state and an assurance that West Virginia’s education professionals would help shape public education for the future,” WVEA-PAC Chairman Dale Lee said. Justice, a businessman, said he understands […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

WV Senate President Bill Cole: Statement on Tobacco Tax Increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, issued the following statement about the West Virginia Senate’s vote to pass a $1 per pack tax increase on tobacco: “It is unfortunate that throughout this entire legislative session, the opposing side has continued to play political gamesmanship with the funding of PEIA. Today’s vote to raise the […]

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

Town of Pine Grove, MarkWest Energy dealing with oil spill, drinking water issue

Water usage ban lifted PINE GROVE, W.Va. – While MarkWest Energy Partners continues to deliver water to the town, Pine Grove Tuesday evening reported the water usage ban for residents has been lifted following a oil spill into the North Fork of Fishing Creek in Wetzel County. Water Works’ manager Tim Flint, Pine Grove Mayor Roy Justice and the West […]

By February 21, 2016 Read More →

State Senate Report: Feb. 15-20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s access to broadband Internet got a boost on Thursday after the Senate voted 29-5 to approve Senate Bill 315, which provides for the creation of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure network that would operate as a middle mile. The network would be owned and operated by the State of West […]

House Speaker Armstead sizes up session, bills
By February 21, 2016 Read More →

House Speaker Armstead sizes up session, bills

By George Hohmann For West Virginia Press Association         CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the state legislative session enters its final weeks, House Speaker Tim Armstead said he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, proud that lawmakers have tackled some significant issues, and confident solutions will be found to the state’s budget deficit.         In a […]