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Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Fiscal Notes”Financial Snapshot’ graphic new service to West Virginia newspapers

Media Alert: Graphic available on W.Va. Fiscal Notes”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 Legislative Fiscal Notes. Below the graphic is a link to a related PDF. The graphics, generated in conjunction with the West Virginia Senate Financial […]

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Inmates at W.Va Northern Regional Jail Corrections Center build flag boxes for families of veterans

Joselyn King, Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — The box containing a deceased veteran’s flag means a lot to surviving family members, and perhaps just as much to the jail inmate who crafted it. Inmates at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail Corrections Center have the opportunity to learn woodworking skills while in prison, and are […]

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Education: Another bitter West Virginia legislative battle will not be helpful

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Many West Virginians have been anticipating a special legislative session on public schools for weeks, since the collapse in early March of efforts to enact an “omnibus education bill.” Now, lawmakers are scheduled to go back to Charleston for a special session beginning Monday. Education may not be on the agenda. […]

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Next generation may be best chance of reviving downtowns in West Virginia

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: For decades, the building at the corner of Louisa Road and 26th Street in downtown Catlettsburg, Ky., stood out for its appearance and its architecture. Its dark gray color contrasted with that of other buildings in the area, and its turret recalled a time when such features were common […]

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Editorial: The cost of a West Virginian’s life

From the Times West Virginian of Fairmont: What is the monetary value of the life of a West Virginian? Our attorney general seems to know. Earlier this month, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office settled an opioid-related case against McKesson Corp. for $37 million. While it’s hard to turn one’s nose up at $37 million, this […]

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

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 →
Media Advisory: WV State Parks to celebrate grand opening of Pipestem Peaks Zipline

Media Advisory: WV State Parks to celebrate grand opening of Pipestem Peaks Zipline

CHARLESTON, W.Va  – Join the West Virginia Tourism Office and West Virginia State Parks on Thursday, May 9 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Pipestem Peaks zipline tour at Pipestem Resort State Park.All media are invited to attend and participate in an exclusive first-ever trip down the zipline. WHO: Secretary of […]

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Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals

Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Today is sharing an “Expert Pitch” today on editorial practices in medical journals and the impact on articles. This information is to assist journalists interested in generating articles. What’s the News? West Virginia University researcher Dr. Safi U. Khan, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, who is part of a […]

By May 8, 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

Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was largely missing at one of […]

By May 14, 2019 Read More →
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 →

Other Recent News

WVU economist: Development of public policy, infrastructure for natural gas industry could mean ‘tens of thousands of jobs’ in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University economist believes the natural gas industry could have a tremendous impact on the state’s economy, and that the development of public policy and infrastructure in West Virginia can help bring about substantial economic impact from the fossil fuel.  John Deskins, director of WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, adds that for […]

By May 19, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia’s legislative special session restarts Monday, but much still a mystery

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s special legislative session is set to reconvene 2 p.m. Monday, but the Republican Senate president has said his proposed education legislation may not be ready for perhaps two more weeks. Though they didn’t express anger or disappointment over it, the House of Delegates’ Republican Education and […]

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