WVPA Sharing

10 things to know: Wednesday, Sept. 18

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISRAEL’S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he’ll insist upon a secular […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →

Federal proposal would cut food stamp benefits for 25,000 West Virginians

By AMELIA FERRELL KNISELY HD Media CHARLESTON, WVa. — More than 25,000 West Virginians would lose food stamp benefits under a Trump administration proposal that would change how states determine eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents rely on SNAP, according to data from the state Department of Health […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →
GM plant workers in Martinsburg, W.Va., continue to protest for better pay

GM plant workers in Martinsburg, W.Va., continue to protest for better pay

By Breanna Francis, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Community members shouted and honked in support of the roughly 90 Martinsburg United Auto Workers striking along GM Access Road off W.Va.9 on Day 2 of a nationwide strike against General Motors. Vanessa Banks, local 1590 UAW president, said this strike is necessary to ensure […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Bankruptcy allows opioid makers to hide

From Charleston Gazette-Mail: Were he alive today, British wordsmith Samuel Johnson might remark that bankruptcy is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That will be the final refuge for Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, which made billions off of the development and marketing of OxyContin, the drug that began the avalanche that […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: State subsidization of greyhound racing no longer makes sense in W.Va.

Opinion: State subsidization of greyhound racing no longer makes sense in W.Va.

By W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael In recent years, our Legislature has placed an emphasis on moving West Virginia into the national mainstream. From legal reform to education reform, and everything in between, a common driver of our agenda has been to ensure that West Virginia is no longer ranked last in everything good and […]

By September 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: 18 months ago, Charleston Gazette-Mail faced bankruptcy. Now, its doubled the digital subscriptions

By Greg Moore Executive Editor In my conversations with Gazette-Mail readers, by both email and phone, I find myself thanking them more and more regularly. Doesn’t matter if they’re suggesting a story, or complaining about one that’s been written, or having trouble logging in to our website, or saying they can’t get a carrier to put […]

By September 17, 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 →

WV Press Convention

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 →
WV Press Advertising Awards Presentation Video

WV Press Advertising Awards Presentation Video

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

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

Senators Capito, Manchin announce $6 Million for W.Va. home visiting program

Release from the Senator Capito: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $6,031,476 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →

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WVDCR enhances victim notification, expands to jails

Press release from WVDCR: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia has strengthened an important tool that supports, protects and empowers crime victims and survivors by providing timely and reliable offender information. The state’s Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation has expanded the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) network to all 10 regional jails. It has also adopted […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →