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W.Va. Senators, Delegates discuss locality pay for teachers

By Eve Larsh, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Some West Virginia and Eastern Panhandle legislators say they believe locality pay will help teachers stay in the state. Locality pay, which allows teachers to earn an appropriate wage based on what county they live in, was passed by Senate Bill 451 earlier this summer. […]

By August 16, 2019 Read More →
W.Va. Attorney General Morrisey urges college students to beware of housing scams

W.Va. Attorney General Morrisey urges college students to beware of housing scams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges students to use caution when looking for off-campus housing accommodations during their collegiate years. Many college students take the opportunity to live off campus for at least one year in an apartment, house or condo.  “Living off campus for a while is usually part of […]

By August 16, 2019 Read More →
U.S. Congresswoman Miller announces $579,972 for Pipeline Safety

U.S. Congresswoman Miller announces $579,972 for Pipeline Safety

From the office of Congresswoman Carol Miller: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant of $579,972 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. Congresswoman Miller said, “Thank you to the Department of Transportation for their commitment to keeping West […]

By August 16, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Can “red flag” laws be effective in W.Va.?

Editorial: Can “red flag” laws be effective in W.Va.?

From The Journal of Martinsburg: Two West Virginia legislators have said our state needs a “red flag” law to ban access to firearms by dangerous people. The most obvious concern with that is how “dangerous” will be defined — and who will decide if a person’s Second Amendment rights will be taken away. Mass murders […]

By August 14, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: ‘Joke’ at your own risk in terms of free speech

Editorial: ‘Joke’ at your own risk in terms of free speech

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: The United States guarantees a right to free speech under the 1st Amendment, but American society has generally agreed that right only extends to the point where it infringes on the rights of others. That’s not unreasonable. What someone says or how they might say it has brought certain peril in […]

By August 14, 2019 Read More →
10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 14

10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 14

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FALLOUT FOR PLACIDO DOMINGO AFTER MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS Two music companies cancel appearances by the opera legend and […]

By August 14, 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

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Sandy Buzzerd of the Morgan Messenger wins Adam R. Kelly Award MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2019 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph in Division 2, Hampshire Review in Division 3, and The Moorefield […]

By August 3, 2019 Read More →
Highlights from WVPA Convention 2019 — Supreme Court Panel
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Highlights from WVPA Convention 2019 — Supreme Court Panel
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Other Recent News

AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership brings health screenings, asthma education to Healthy Hoops Event

AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership brings health screenings, asthma education to Healthy Hoops Event

Press Release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, the corporate foundation of AmeriHealth Caritas West Virginia, brought one if its signature programs, Healthy Hoops, to Charleston last week in collaboration with YMCA of Kanawha Valley. The Aug. 9 program saw 55 children participate, with staff and volunteers from the AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, the YMCA and […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →
10 things to know: Friday, Aug. 16

10 things to know: Friday, Aug. 16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO WAS GRANTED A WEST BANK VISIT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS Israel’s interior minister says he has received […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →
U.S. Senator Manchin sends FCC chairman speed test results from across W.Va. to highlight need for public feedback system

U.S. Senator Manchin sends FCC chairman speed test results from across W.Va. to highlight need for public feedback system

From the Office of Senator Manchin: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), this week sent eight letters to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for the formation of a […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →