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WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015

By MICHELLE DEEHAN, JOE NELSON and LAKEN VITA Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tyler DeAntonis is a college student with money issues other than textbook fees on his mind. He is part of a distinct statistic. According to The United States Government Accountability Office, 20 percent of college students in the United States between the […]

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Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seven activists from around the state have been recognized as heroes for fighting child poverty. The seven were presented framed certificates and bright red hero capes by the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition during its annual meeting here. Honored were: Rick Hodges: […]

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Kids Health: Anti-poverty coalition finalizes legislative agenda
By December 26, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health: Anti-poverty coalition finalizes legislative agenda

Group seeks higher minimum wage and targets meth, tobacco and soft drinks By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — After months of meetings and discussions, the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition’s approved 2014 state legislative agenda focuses on issues ranging from increasing the minimum wage to adding 30 […]

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By December 18, 2013 Read More →

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editor Jim Smith dead at 65

PARKERSBURG – Executive Editor James C. Smith of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has died. He was 65. His death was confirmed Wednesday morning. Further details were not immediately available. More information will be in Thursday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.   http://tinyurl.com/lomn4g6

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The Register-Herald in Beckley hiring multimedia reporter and online editor
By December 11, 2013 Read More →

The Register-Herald in Beckley hiring multimedia reporter and online editor

The Register-Herald, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., is seeking a multimedia reporter  and an online editor. Both positions come with the company’s full benefit package. Multimedia reporter to cover Fayette County — This position includes a wide range of coverage, including breaking news, enterprise, courts, government and features. Ideal candidate is self-starting with a strong work ethic. This position also […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Exquisite writing leaves an impression

By James A. Haught The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the West Virginia Book Festival was canceled because of the Kanawha library’s money crisis, a pang of loss was felt among lovers of writing. Then longtime Gazette staffer Susan Williams asked readers to remember special books that affected their lives. All this prodded me […]

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WVPA Sharing: Courage seen as currency of political activism
By December 9, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Courage seen as currency of political activism

Coalition leader’s book provides insight to ‘Our Children, Our Future’          Editor’s Note: The following is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” coalition. The association is following the coalition’s efforts to develop and push legislation to combat child poverty during the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. By George Hohmann West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — […]

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By December 8, 2013 Read More →

The Exponent Telegram recognizes positive efforts in community

Editor’s note: The Exponent Telegram devotes Saturday’s editorial to recognizing positive efforts from people throughout our readership area. We call this feature “Hats Off!” To nominate a person or group for recognition, send submissions to: “Hats Off,” at jmiller@exponent-telegram.com, or call John Miller at (304) 626-1473. We salute: – People’s Hospice, which provides special programming around […]

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By December 5, 2013 Read More →

The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington looking for state government reporter

The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va., is seeking an experienced reporter to lead local and state government reporting for print and digital platforms. Contact Ed Dawson at  edawson@herald-dispatch.com or (304) 526-2787. To see all newspaper employment opportunities, visit http://wvpress.org/?p=23

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By November 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: WV Courtesy Patrol celebrating 15 years of helping motorists

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Motorists traveling through West Virginia this holiday season should watch for “white” on the highways. While snow is falling across the Mountain State this Thanksgivings, it’s the white trucks of the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol (WVCP) that will offer travelers assistance. For the last 15 holidays, motorists in need of help have been able […]

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