WVPA Sharing

Less than one month until West Virginia households receive 2020 Census invitations

Release from the US Census: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households in West Virignia and across the country. “The Census Bureau is ready for the nation to respond next month,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “Millions of Americans are […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →

WVSSAC clears Woodrow Wilson High Assistant coach Nabors after review of basketball game

See video of incident in The Register-Herald By Jessecia Farrish, Register-Herald of Beckley BECKLEY, W.Va. — The state board that oversees high school athletics has cleared Gene Nabors, Woodrow Wilson High School girls basketball assistant coach, of any suspensions or punishments related to his actions during a game between his team and Greenbrier East on Tuesday night. […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
Campaign Update: Shelby Jean Fitzhugh on West Virginia’s needs

Campaign Update: Shelby Jean Fitzhugh on West Virginia’s needs

By Shelby Jean Fitzhugh Republican Candidate for Governor of West Virginia When washing my laundry, I noticed the items were not as clean as I would like them to be. I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I was using the same machine, same detergent, same water level, and same temperature of water so the […]

By February 14, 2020 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: The dog whistle the W.Va. governor does not hear

The Register-Herald of Beckley: We’re not sure what Gov. Jim Justice does not understand about “words matter,” but certainly, they do, as the governor’s own words this past week prove. And before we go further, let’s make this clear: We do not believe for a second that the governor is a racist. We do believe […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
Opinion: West Virginia students deserve better education, career information

Opinion: West Virginia students deserve better education, career information

By Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson As West Virginia’s education policies evolve, so too is our growing recognition that a one-size-fits-all approach to planning for life after high school simple does not work for today’s youth. Students have more options than ever before, but we need to provide them with better information about the real-life consequences […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: The unquenchable H. John Rogers

By James A. Haught Among West Virginia’s flamboyant politicos, hardly anyone (except maybe A. James Manchin) matched the off-the-wall career of H. John Rogers, who grabbed headlines as he ran unsuccessfully for nearly everything. During a 1980 campaign appearance in Charleston in front of television cameras, he startled everyone by slugging WSAZ-TV reporter Loren Tobia. Another time, at […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →

Industry News

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
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 →

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 →

WV Press Convention

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

Evening Media Social set for Feb. 5 at Embassy Suites in Charleston WV Press Association Release CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. The Legislative Breakfast provides a mid-session update on bills and action at the legislature. Again […]

By January 14, 2020 Read More →
Understanding Public Notice

Understanding Public Notice

From the Public Notice Resource Center: I.     Public Notice Public notice is information alerting citizens of government or government-related activities that may cause a citizen to take action.  Traditionally and effectively newspapers—that are intended for general circulation, published regularly at short intervals, containing intelligence of current news of general interest—have published public notices […]

By January 6, 2020 Read More →
Media Advisory: West Virginians for Life Rally set for Monday at state Capitol

Media Advisory: West Virginians for Life Rally set for Monday at state Capitol

Release from West Virginians for Life: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Supporters of West Virginians for Life (WVFL) will gather at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for annual Pro-Life Rally Day with the main event, a rally, at noon outdoors on the north steps (bell side) of the Capitol. Governor Jim […]

By February 19, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: W.Va. State Auditor, Kanawha County Commission launching website on Thursday at 5 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Auditor’s Office has issued the following media advisory: WHO:   State Auditor’s Office and Kanawha County Commission WHAT:   Launch of the Kanawha County Transparency Portal WHERE:  Kanawha County Commission Chambers, Kanawha County Courthouse WHEN:   Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Domain name is kanawhacountywv.opengov.com and will be available to the public […]

By February 19, 2020 Read More →
Autism advocates rally at the Capitol after WVU Special Education Program is cut

Autism advocates rally at the Capitol after WVU Special Education Program is cut

Advocacy group seeks support for House Bill 4723 Release from Autism advocates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Autism advocates gathered at the West Virginia Capitol today (Tuesday, Feb. 18) urging lawmakers to fund a training and retention program for Board Certified Behavior Analysts.  Behavior Analysts provide the most highly recommended therapy for children with autism,  Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →