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Photos offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017
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Photos offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017

DAVIS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association held its 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5, at Canaan Valley Resort. Here are photos from the event:  

Capitol vigil speaks against hate, bigotry
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Capitol vigil speaks against hate, bigotry

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Rev. Marlon Collins said the country has seen a “detestable monster” rear its head after the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend. “Here’s the problem. There is a sick monster that has been alive in this country since it was founded,” Collins, the pastor at Shiloh […]

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Student body presidents stand with Charlottesville

By DOUGLAS SOULE The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Student Body President Blake Humphrey spoke to hundreds gathered in Morgantown the day after a car struck people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Starting with City Councilor Ryan Wallace, fourteen people addressed the crowd in front of the Mountainlair on Sunday. Humphrey […]

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Wheeling police chief was in Charlottesville before riot

By HEATHER ZIEGLER and the ASSOCIATED PRESS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger, a former member of the Albermarle County Police Department, said he was saddened at the violence taking place in Charlottesville, and the misinformation being reported about officers not being prepared for Saturday’s civil unrest that […]

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Charlottesville tragedy prompts vigil in Lewisburg

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va.  — Prompted by the weekend’s tragic events in Charlottesville, nearly 100 people gathered in Lewisburg’s Green Space park Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil that allowed them to grieve together and renew their commitment to battle bigotry. The peaceful interlude stood in stark contrast to the venom on […]

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Elkins vigil supports Va. victims

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — A small group of concerned citizens gathered Sunday for a vigil following the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead. Calling the local gathering “Stand Up for Love, Stand With Charlottesville,” co-organizer Mandy Weirich said the people involved […]

Vigil to honor Charlottesville deaths lights up Point Park in Parkersburg
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Vigil to honor Charlottesville deaths lights up Point Park in Parkersburg

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — People came out to Point Park in Parkersburg on Sunday evening to stand against hate and intolerance. Around 100 people attended The Candlelight Vigil In Solidarity With Charlottesville to honor the lives lost over the weekend as violence erupted from a rally in Charlottesville, […]

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Chemical leak reported at St. Clairsville wastewater treatment plant

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register A vapor cloud over the wastewater treatment plant in St. Clairsville this morning has caused city officials to issue a Code Red alert to area residents. While the extent or type of chemical leak from the plant is still unknown, residents are urged to stay indoors. No evacuations have been […]

Not giving up: Infant health in West Virginia, a series in four parts
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Not giving up: Infant health in West Virginia, a series in four parts

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia – a state well known for poor health rankings in obesity, diabetes, drug overdose deaths and hypertension — has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the country. Mountain State babies, however, do not fare so well. In 2014, the West Virginia Department of Health and […]

Annual Augusta Festival draws hundreds
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Annual Augusta Festival draws hundreds

By BRAD JOHNSON The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Hundreds of people took advantage of the unexpectedly pleasant weather Saturday to take in the sights and sounds of the annual Augusta Festival and Craft Fair at Elkins City Park. While strolling through the park on Saturday afternoon, the attendees — many with their dogs in tow […]