WVPA Sharing

By January 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Jeff Kessler, president of the West Virginia Senate

Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association hopes to provide our member newspapers with regular columns from the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority leaders in both chambers, along with the other State Constitutional Officers: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Commissioner of Agricultural. The following […]

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WVPA Sharing: Water contamination hurting business
By January 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Water contamination hurting business

Zombie apocalypse? No, Toxic Friday. With public drinking water contaminated and all restaurants and many businesses closed during a state of emergency, at 2:30 p.m Friday — normally an extremely busy time —  Capitol Street in Charleston, W.Va., was deserted. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in nine counties where West Virginia […]

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By January 9, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in nine counties

Water to be available through the county offices of emergency services CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Thursday evening, Jan. 9, 2014, issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties. This declaration follows a notice from West Virginia American Water Company that its water supply had become contaminated. Residents served by […]

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WVPA Sharing: Photo available for water stories
By January 9, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Photo available for water stories

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with a photo for your use with stories on the water emergency around the Capitol region. The WVPA thanks Editor/Publisher Brad McElhinny and photographer  Bob Wojcieszak for this photo. Please credit photographer  Bob Wojcieszak and the Charleston Daily Mail for this photo. Cutline: […]

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By January 9, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Gov. Tomblin’s 2015 Budget Document now available online

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The  West Virginia State Budget Office has placed Gov. Earl Ray Tomlbin’s budget document online for public review: http://tinyurl.com/pmsajvd You can visit the WVSBO website at http://www.budget.wv.gov   State of  West Virginia Executive Budget Fiscal Year 2015 Volume I Budget Report Office of the Governor State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, WV 25305 […]

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WVPA Sharing: Additional photos of the Legislature, State of State available
By January 9, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Additional photos of the Legislature, State of State available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Member newspapers of the West Virginia Press Association are benefitting from the WVPA’s  Sharing Network as photos and articles from the West Virginia Legislative Session are being shared on the network. The Charleston Daily Mail and The Charleston Gazette both provided photos from the State of the State for sharing with other […]

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WVPA Sharing: Tomblin talks of positive change and initiatives during State of State Address
By January 8, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Tomblin talks of positive change and initiatives during State of State Address

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today delivered the 2014 State of the State Address in the House Chamber at the State Capitol. “As many of you know, I was raised in the small town of Chapmanville in Logan County. I lived in a modest home with my mom, dad and brother. Everyone knew […]

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WVPA Sharing: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform
By January 8, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform

Stephen Smith, organizer of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty, presents the campaign’s 11-point 2014 legislative platform to Hallie Mason, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s director of public policy, during a Jan. 7 campaign press conference at the Capitol in Charleston. During the event at the Capitol, Smith reviewed the agenda with participants in campaign. Following the event, participants distributed the […]

WVPA Sharing: West Virginia lacking funds for highway efforts
By January 7, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: West Virginia lacking funds for highway efforts

By GEORGE HOHMANN West Virginia Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With a stagnant population base, rising costs and fewer federal dollars, West Virginia Department of Transportation is cutting back on investments in new roads, according to state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox Jr. Money is the real issue because costs keep increasing and revenue is declining, Mattox said. “We’re prioritizing […]

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WVPA Sharing: ‘Future Fund’ seen as good idea, but there’s no consensus on details
By January 7, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: ‘Future Fund’ seen as good idea, but there’s no consensus on details

By GEORGE HOHMANN West Virginia Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler’s push for a state fund that squirrels away some severance tax money for future needs has some industry support, but there’s no agreement on the details. Kessler’s “Future Fund” idea was among the proposals discussed Monday, Jan. 6, […]

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