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Ramaco Carbon appoints research director to direct new facilities in Wyoming, West Virginia

Ramaco Carbon appoints research director to direct new facilities in Wyoming, West Virginia

Release from Ramaco Carbon: SHERIDAN, WY — Ramaco Carbon, a coal technology company headquartered in Sheridan, announced today it had hired Christopher Yurchick to serve as director of research. Yurchick will manage research operations in both Sheridan and Charleston, West Virginia. Coming to Ramaco with over a decade of experience working in joint academic/industrial ventures, and 15 […]

By January 23, 2020 Read More →
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action

Release from WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore encourages West Virginians to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a call to action to create and strengthen more inclusive communities. Poore is an attorney who has served as a member of the West Virginia House of […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →
W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts

W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts

By Crystal Good West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Citing a need for more regionalization of West Virginia’s economic development efforts, Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said the 44 agencies operating across West Virginia can “get in each other’s way.” During an update to the House of Delegates Government Organization Committee on Jan. 16, Gaunch said […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: Legislation the West Virginia public should notice and oppose

West Virginia legislators, residents should all oppose HB 4025 From the West Virginia Press Association: Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on House Bill 4025, sponsored by Delegates Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh County, and Tony Paynter, R- Wyoming County, which would reduce the publication of legal ads […]

By January 26, 2020 Read More →
Opinion: President Trump ensures a more SECURE retirement for small business employees

Opinion: President Trump ensures a more SECURE retirement for small business employees

By Steve Bulger Acting administrator for the Small Business Adminstration Mid-Atlantic Regional According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half of small business employees do not have access to the same quality work-based retirement plans as workers at large employers. For example, in 2017, only 53% of workers at private-sector establishments with fewer than 100 employees […]

By January 22, 2020 Read More →

Editorial: More on Dumbing Down W.Va. high school graduates

From The Moorefield Examiner: We carried a guest editorial last week on the latest effort for the West Virginia Board of Education to dumbing down our high school graduates by cutting the number of credits required to graduate.   Not only is this wrong, it’s aimed at the one aspect of education that is so terribly […]

By January 20, 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

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 →
W.Va. legislative interim meeting schedules set for Dec. 16-17

W.Va. legislative interim meeting schedules set for Dec. 16-17

WV Press InSight video helps public understand the process WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature’s next interim meetings are set for Dec. 16-17. It’s the last interim meetings before the start of the 2020 Legislative Session, which kicks off with the State of the State on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The committee […]

By December 4, 2019 Read More →

Media Advisory: W.Va. Democrat legislators to address small business issues, heavy equipment tax today at 12:30 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Democrat legislators has issued the following media advisory: Senator Mike Romano (D-Harrison), Delegate Cindy Lavender-Bowe (D-Greenbrier), Delegate Doug Skaff (D-Charleston) and other Democratic legislators to discuss small business issues and the heavy equipment tax. WHEN:            Monday, January 27th at 12:30 p.m. WHERE:          Lewis McManus Conference Room (252-M)                         State Capitol, […]

By January 27, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: First Lady Cathy Justice to visit Our Lady of Fatima in Huntington, 1 p.m. today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of the Governor has issued the following media advisory: First Lady Cathy Justice to visit Our Lady of Fatima in Huntington today at 1 p.m. WHO: First Lady Cathy Justice WHAT: The First Lady will visit Our Lady of Fatima in honor of National Catholic Schools Week. WHEN: Monday, January 27, 2020, at 1 […]

By January 27, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: More than 20 Environmental Groups expected at Annual E-Day event on Tuesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Environmental Council has issued the following media advisory: Organizers expect more than 20 environmental groups to be represented at annual E-Day even at the state Capitol in Charleston on Tuesday. The event is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a rally set for noon featuring comments from activist Tracy […]

By January 27, 2020 Read More →