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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 […]

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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

Rep. Jenkins files candidacy for WV Supreme Court opening

Rep. Jenkins files candidacy for WV Supreme Court opening

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., announced Tuesday he has filed to run for one of the vacant seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. “As a public servant, I took a solemn oath to always uphold our God-given constitutional rights, liberties and freedoms,” Jenkins said […]

By August 15, 2018 Read More →

WV Senators receive draft rules for Supreme Court impeachment trials

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State senators Tuesday received copies of draft rules for sitting as a Court of Impeachment for the trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices, and are scheduled to convene Monday at the Capitol to approve the 10-page document. “I wish we hadn’t gotten to this point, […]

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West Virginia congressional delegation’s Manchin, Capito, McKinley weigh in on stopped pipelines

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation have weighed in on two controversial natural gas pipelines, urging federal regulators to keep building them. In a letter dated Monday, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

By August 15, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

Daily Mail editorial: Impeachment committee must get more answers

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial Justices and staff of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals are entitled to nice offices. These are folks who hear arguments, study the law and make decisions that can affect the lives of West Virginians, the state’s business environment and quality of life for generations to come. Their work spaces also […]

By August 7, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Credit Trump with diplomacy

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial President Donald Trump is accused frequently of shooting from the lip — that is, speaking and tweeting what is on his mind without regard to the potential consequences. This week, he is being criticized harshly for not doing that. After meeting in Helskinki, Finland, on Monday, Trump and Russian […]

By July 17, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Visiting national arts officials can see what W.Va. offers

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Several months ago, a couple of Kentucky lawmakers suggested the Appalachian Regional Commission move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to a location in the region it serves. It was a good idea — bureaucrats need to get outside the swamp once in a while to best serve taxpayers in […]

By June 29, 2018 Read More →

Industry News

West Virginia Press Association adds DeBord as assistant executive director

West Virginia Press Association adds DeBord as assistant executive director

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Adding another talented professional to its small but eclectic staff, the West Virginia Press Association has named Betsy DeBord assistant executive director. An associate with the Charleston accounting firm of Smith, Cochran & Hicks, PLLC, since 2006, DeBord handled WVPA accounting for the last six years for and, during that period, also assisted […]

By August 6, 2018 Read More →
WV Press adds DeBord as assistant executive director

WV Press adds DeBord as assistant executive director

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Adding another talented professional to its small but eclectic staff, the West Virginia Press Association has named Betsy DeBord assistant executive director. An associate with the Charleston accounting firm of Smith, Cochran & Hicks, PLLC, since 2006, DeBord handled WVPA accounting for the last six years for and, during that period, also assisted […]

By August 5, 2018 Read More →
Innovate: WVPA Convention 2018 is Aug. 9-11; Deadline for discount room rate coming soon

Innovate: WVPA Convention 2018 is Aug. 9-11; Deadline for discount room rate coming soon

Get a WVPA room discount at Embassy Suites in Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration is now open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 WVPA Convention, Aug. 9-11, in Charleston. “The WVPA is partnering with WVU’s Academic Media Day program. It’s an excellent opportunity for all media,’ said Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA. “You […]

By July 26, 2018 Read More →

Photos

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 […]

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West Virginia’s first lady Cathy Justice is a doll

West Virginia’s first lady Cathy Justice is a doll

By KENNY KEMP Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia Division of Culture and History and first lady Cathy Justice unveiled a doll in Justice’s likeness for the First Ladies of West Virginia Collection in a ceremony Wednesday in the Great Hall at the Culture Center. The Cathy Justice doll was hand-sculpted by Washington, D.C., artist Ping Lau […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
PHOTO: Cats convene in Charleston

PHOTO: Cats convene in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 150 purebred cats competed during the annual All Breed Cat Show at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday and Sunday. The show was sponsored by the Cat Fanciers’ Association and member clubs Almost Heaven and Great Lakes Great Maines.

By May 21, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Register at online at Eventbrite for WVPA Convention 2018 Aug. 9-11

Register at online at Eventbrite for WVPA Convention 2018 Aug. 9-11

Get a WVPA room discount at Embassy Suites in Charleston if you book by July 31. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration is now open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 WVPA Convention, Aug. 9-11, in Charleston. “The WVPA is partnering with WVU’s Academic Media Day program. It’s an excellent opportunity for all media,’ said Don Smith, […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry and frightened individual turned to […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol and contact with elected officials […]

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Other Recent News

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Outcry prompts Jefferson BOE to ask for more data on Rockwool plant in Eastern Panhandle

Outcry prompts Jefferson BOE to ask for more data on Rockwool plant in Eastern Panhandle

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — More than 30 parents and community members spoke at The Jefferson County Board of Education meeting last night about their environmental concerns regarding the Rockwool facility, sparking the board to ask the facility to conduct a Human Health Risk assessment. Some of the schools effected would […]

By August 15, 2018 Read More →

FHLBank Pittsburgh, WVHDF provide progress report on Home4Good program

$1.35 Million Initiative Targets Homelessness in West Virginia   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – FHLBank Pittsburgh and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund (“Fund”) announced today that four Continuum of Care (CoC) providers from across the state have confirmed their participation in the Home4Good program.   Created by FHLBank Pittsburgh and administered by the Fund, Home4Good funds […]

By August 15, 2018 Read More →