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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

Media Alert: Gov. Justice on speaker list for IOGA-WV Winter Meeting on Jan 23

Media Alert: Gov. Justice on speaker list for IOGA-WV Winter Meeting on Jan 23

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The 2019 Winter Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) will take place Jan. 22-23, 2019, at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston. Technical sessions by C&J Energy Services, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and SLS Land & Energy Development will be sponsored on Jan. 22.  Highlights for Wed., […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

Release from WVU:  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million. “Geologists have long struggled […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. House Technology & Infrastructure Committee advances broadband expansion Act of 2019

Release from W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Committee on Technology and Infrastructure on Wednesday advanced comprehensive legislation designed to make it easier to develop and expand broadband and high-speed wireless technologies in West Virginia. The committee approved House Bill 2005, the Broadband Expansion Act of 2019, on a unanimous voice vote. It’s […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

OPINION: Marijuana: Agency flexibility needed for finances

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Two marijuana issues are on the agenda for West Virginia legislators this winter. One — whether to legalize the drug for recreational use — is and should be controversial. The other, regarding use of the plant’s active ingredient for medicinal purposes, is not open to reasonable argument. Lawmakers already have […]

By January 15, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: Best and Worst

Opinion: Best and Worst

By James A. Haught The immortal novel, A Tale of Two Cities, begins: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it […]

By January 13, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia must be prudent with budget surplus

From the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington:  Gov. Jim Justice gave his third State of the State speech Wednesday night. These annual speeches are the ceremonial kickoff to the 60-day legislative session, and Justice used it to outline his hopes for the session. Among Justice’s proposals is eliminating the state income tax on Social Security benefits, which […]

By January 13, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

The Herald-Dispatch celebrates 110th anniversary

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — On this date, a Sunday, in 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington. Today, just like 110 years ago, Huntington’s daily newspaper continues to highlight the issues, share the region’s successes and failures, and deliver details of the people and news that […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →

Report for America project to continue at Gazette-Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Report for America nonprofit journalism initiative, with support from the Galloway Family Foundation, has announced it will place a second reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, focusing on poverty in Southern West Virginia. The Gazette-Mail, along with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Lexington Herald-Leader, were the first news organizations […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
WVPA mourns the death of Tina Bolyard, former owner of the Preston County Journal

WVPA mourns the death of Tina Bolyard, former owner of the Preston County Journal

Services for the former WVPA President set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 FELLOWSVILLE, W.Va.  — Tina Marie (Wolfe) Bolyard, 60, of Fellowsville, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Grafton, daughter of the late Truman Paul and Rita Jean […]

By January 14, 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

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

W.Va. Treasurer notes e-claims big for unclaimed property claimants

W.Va. Treasurer notes e-claims big for unclaimed property claimants

Nearly half filed electronically in December; “fast track” expedites where possible   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division received nearly half of its claims applications electronically in December, a not-so-unusual trend, while its Fast Track program attempted to get money in claimants’ hands faster.   A total of 363 claims were […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 9th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:   From the Activity Calendar:  WV Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Family Resource Network, AG Rotunda; Chiropractic Day at the Legislature   SENATE:  The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS SR 10: […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
Huntington business owner: ‘Dementia friendly’ courtesies could benefit community

Huntington business owner: ‘Dementia friendly’ courtesies could benefit community

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When businesses assess the needs of their clientele, dementia doesn’t often top the list, if it’s even considered at all. But more than 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, with an estimated 70 percent of elderly cases caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s projected to affect millions […]

By January 17, 2019 Read More →