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Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs sets listening tour in Keyser

Release from Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) will conduct its third Listening Tour event for this year on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Emmanuel Church, located at 231 Newton Street, Keyser, WV 26726. This event is […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: U.S. Sen. Capito to participate in Yeager Runway 5 EMAS commissioning on Friday

Credentialed media should RSVP CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will join state and local leaders to deliver remarks on Friday, July 19, at a ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of the Yeager Airport Runway 5 EMAS. Credentialed members of the media who would like to attend should email Press@capito.senate.gov to RSVP. WHAT:          Senator Capito will […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Alert: WV Secretary of State Warner issues warning on use of Internet photo editing Apps

Media Alert: WV Secretary of State Warner issues warning on use of Internet photo editing Apps

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is issuing an urgent public notice for citizens to be cautious when using photo editing applications in which artificial intelligence is used to alter photographs.  These applications are popularly shared on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and have raised privacy and security […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: W.Va. cities’ population losses must be stopped

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Huntington and Charleston have lost population each year since the 2010 census. In fact, only 32 of West Virginia’s incorporated cities and towns saw their populations increase in the eight years between the 2010 census and 2018. Huntington now has about 46,048 people, […]

By June 24, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?

Editorial: Is it time for charter schools in W.Va.?

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.: Included in a major public education improvement bill passed by the state Senate are provisions allowing a few charter schools in West Virginia. Opponents of the idea, including the three unions representing many school employees, were furious. Now, another multifaceted education bill, HB 206, has been passed in the […]

By June 24, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Taking next step on W.Va. schools

From the Intelligencer of Wheeling: It seems likely a public school improvement bill approved by the West Virginia House of Delegates Wednesday will become law. Both state Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Gov. Jim Justice have said they agree with the measure. With enactment will come a variety of significant improvements. Schools may have more […]

By June 24, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Senate Bill 1 – ‘Last Dollar In’

‘Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be providing state newspapers with weekly  “Financial Snapshot” graphics for West Virginia as a public service to residents. This week;s graphic, below, addresses Senate Bill 1, the “Last Dollar In” program. Below the graphic is a link […]

By May 10, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward

Register and reserve your rooms today; Convention is Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with […]

By July 12, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss the panel on  marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and legal advertising

WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss the panel on marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and legal advertising

Register and reserve your rooms today; Convention is Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with […]

By July 11, 2019 Read More →
Time to reserve WVPA 2019 Convention hotel rooms

Time to reserve WVPA 2019 Convention hotel rooms

WVPA 2019 Convention 30 days away: Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with our registration […]

By July 2, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

W.Va.’s new public education effort addresses foreign and Russian interference in American elections via social media

From the Office of the Secretary of State CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WV Secretary of State’s office is releasing a new video, as well as audience-specific PowerPoint presentations, to educate citizens on foreign interference in U.S. elections. The public education video produced by the WV Secretary of State’s office focuses on election cybersecurity — specifically […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →
WVU researcher explores link between intercellular communication and incurable blindness

WVU researcher explores link between intercellular communication and incurable blindness

From WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sandwiched between the retina and the eye’s vascular layer, the retinal pigment epithelium is just a single layer of cells, but it plays an outsize role in energizing the retina. In fact, RPE dysfunction can cause irreversible blindness.  West Virginia University researcher Jianhai Du is investigating how the RPE turns […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. airports receiving $4.1 million for improvements

From the Herald Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia airports are receiving more than $4.1 million from the federal government to make improvements. The state’s U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, announced the funding from the Department of Transportation. A news release said the funding will help Charleston Yeager […]

By July 18, 2019 Read More →