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U.S. Sen. Manchin urging better broadband data collection in W.Va.

By Wendy Holdren for The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CABINS, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai about the broadband coverage maps of West Virginia.  In the letter, Manchin included the results of speed tests taken in Cabins, W.Va., showing that the coverage provided by […]

By July 19, 2019 Read More →
W.Va. pharmacists among those indicted in drug conspiracy

W.Va. pharmacists among those indicted in drug conspiracy

By Caity Coyne, Eric Eyre and Lacie Pierson for The Charleston Gazette-Mail TUG VALLEY, W.Va. — A federal grand jury in Ohio has indicted two Southern West Virginia pharmacists and two former executives from a pharmaceutical company — one of the largest pain pill suppliers to Appalachia — on charges of conspiring to distribute controlled […]

By July 19, 2019 Read More →

Stretch of W.Va. highway to see more police patrols

From the Exponent Telegram WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police are set to increase patrols on 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) section of U.S. Route 35 known for deadly crashes. WSAZ-TV reports there have been six deadly crashes on that stretch of highway in Putnam County since May. Trooper Justin Cavender says speed has been a […]

By July 19, 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. Legislature’s Special Session to conclude Tuesday

By Eddie Trizzino for Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Tuesday, July 23 will be the last day of the legislative special session. After several weeks of deliberation throughout the session over a multitude of bills, including the controversial Omnibus Education Bill, Senate President Mitch Carmichael is calling senators back to the capitol to wrap […]

By July 19, 2019 Read More →

Suspended Clarksburg, W.Va. city manager files suit against city, council members

By Charles Young for The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A lawsuit filed Thursday by suspended Clarksburg City Manager Martin Howe seeks his reinstatement, plus compensatory damages and fines from Mayor Ryan Kennedy, Vice Mayor James Marino and City Council member Lillie Scott-Junkins. The filing also seeks a finding that the defendants acted with misconduct […]

By July 19, 2019 Read More →

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