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WVU researchers working to stop cancer-growth protein

WVU researchers working to stop cancer-growth protein

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What do one in five breast cancers have in common? Large amounts of a protein called HER2 (or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2). “Every healthy cell produces a normal amount of HER2, but HER2 is produced 10 to 20 times more in a cancer cell,” said Yehenew Agazie, an […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →

In push to keep opioid pill numbers secret, DOJ claims release would spur robberies

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nation’s largest drug companies — backed by the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration — are fighting to shield the release of information that would show how many prescription opioids they shipped to pharmacies across the country over the past decade. The drug manufacturers […]

By June 27, 2018 Read More →

China Energy officials cancel trip related to WV deal due to Trump trade spat

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — China Energy has canceled its trip to a petrochemical industry event in the United States — where officials were expected to make an announcement about the company’s more than $80 billion natural gas investment deal with West Virginia — because of the Trump administration’s trade spat with […]

By June 20, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Flags at half-staff in honor of W.Va. soldier killed in training accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has ordered all United States and West Virginia state flags displayed at all state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from dawn until dusk on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in commemoration of the services for U.S. Army Specialist Nicholas Caleb “Nick” Jividen. Jividen, a native of Poca, was tragically […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →
WV Treasurer: New SMART529 card gift idea for Christmas

WV Treasurer: New SMART529 card gift idea for Christmas

Treasurer touts savings vehicle with WVU, Marshall presidents Release from the West Virginia State Treasurer: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue has teamed with West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert to introduce a new SMART529 Gift Card that will make the “gift of college” a lot easier […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →

WV public school enrollment drops nearly 4,900 after entry age change

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Schools Superintendent Steve Paine announced Thursday that prekindergarten to 12th-grade enrollment has dropped 4,858 students from last school year, including a 544-student drop in Kanawha County. Statewide enrollment is now about 270,600. A Kanawha spokeswoman said Thursday the county’s drop was only 463, and it’s […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: West Virginia led the nation in election preparation

Opinion: West Virginia led the nation in election preparation

By Mac Warner Secretary of State I am very pleased to report that West Virginia hosted a very successful November General Election.  Here are a few of the highlights from my perspective as the state’s chief elections officer. Approximately 593,900 ballots were cast statewide resulting in 48 percent voter turnout. A total of 183,205 West […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →

Best Choice: Manchin should be re-elected to Senate

The Inter-Mountain Too many members of Congress are preoccupied with what leaders of their political parties want. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is different. He has earned a national reputation as a political maverick by making what his fellow West Virginians want and need his top priority. That can be seen in both his votes […]

By October 30, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Ojeda is best choice to represent 3rd District

The Logan Banner No one should doubt Richard Ojeda’s determination or his passion. Old-timers might say he’s as subtle as a chain saw. He’s a fighter. He is someone who is not afraid of putting himself forward and accepting the risks that come with it. That’s what West Virginia needs in the U.S. House of […]

By October 30, 2018 Read More →

Industry News

MEDIA ADVISORY: First Lady Cathy Justice to unveil 2018 Holiday Ornament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice will be unveiling the 2018 Holiday Ornament alongside the artists who help handcraft each of the 500 ornaments on Monday at the W.Va. Culture Center in Charleston The Ornaments will be available for sale at $25 each at the WV Cultural Center and later additional ornaments will be available […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →
‘Trees of Our Heritage’ on display in WV at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

‘Trees of Our Heritage’ on display in WV at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

Release from the West Virginia State Parks: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual “Trees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018.   The event features 36 Christmas trees representing different countries around the world, as well as special […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
Parkersburg News and Sentinel sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years

Parkersburg News and Sentinel sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — One of the most recognizable sportswriters in the Mid-Ohio Valley retired Friday from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Steve Hemmelgarn started with the newspaper in 1972, back in the day when Jim Snyder was sports editor and Jim Young was the editor of The […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →

Photos

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 →
Ripley hosting Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Ripley hosting Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Charleston Gazette-Mail The 56th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will be held through Saturday at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, located at 82 FFA Drive in Ripley. The fair features more than 100 exhibitors including heritage artisans, as well as members of the West Virginia Art & Craft Guild. Fair hours are from […]

By July 5, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer of Wheeling wins Adam R. Kelly Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Press Association honors advertising excellence at convention

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, Moorefield Examiner earn top honors CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition.   The General Excellence Award winners are The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington in […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →
Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association recognized winners in the Better Newspaper Contest: Advertising Friday at the first whole day of the WVPA Convention 2018. In addition to the advertising awards luncheon, convention-goers participated in panels on the future of social security — which featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, — legal advertising, non-traditional […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent News

WVU-led research team to study turning carbon dioxide from power plants into valuable products

WVU-led research team to study turning carbon dioxide from power plants into valuable products

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Research at West Virginia University will focus on turning carbon dioxide in power plant flue gas into commercial-quality sodium bicarbonate—baking soda—aiming to use product sales to lower the cost of carbon capture technology. Current techniques can increase the cost of the cleanest coal-fired ultrasupercritical power plants by more than 50 […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →
Challenged Athletes of West Virginia director ready for winter season at Snowshoe Resort

Challenged Athletes of West Virginia director ready for winter season at Snowshoe Resort

By SUZANNE STEWART The Pocahontas Times LEWISBURG, W.Va. — In June, the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia at Snowshoe Mountain Resort suffered a great loss when founder and director Dave Begg passed away. To carry on his legacy and to honor his memory, Carol Woody, of Snowshoe, has taken the helm as director. “I worked […]

By November 16, 2018 Read More →

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