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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

Prescription drug import bill halted; West Virginia lawmakers delay action in favor of study

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An attempt to follow Vermont’s lead and allow lower-cost prescription drugs into West Virginia from Canada was halted after lawmakers decided to study the idea instead. House Bill 2319 — proposed by Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh — would create a state-administered wholesale prescription […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →
West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling

West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Independence Hall is offering patrons a historic way to deliver a special Valentine’s Day gift this year. Area residents can visit the hall today through Feb. 14 and rent a historic post office box for a specified amount. The recipient of the holiday […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Manchin releases resource list for West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown

The Inter-Mountain WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is releasing information to help West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown. The list of resources includes information about how to obtain unemployment benefits, food assistance, loans, as well as, information on how to work with utility, cell phone, and other companies to accommodate incoming […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Hate incident shows how much work remains

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Today we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and events last week show the need to reflect on his mission and ministry is as great as ever. A […]

By January 21, 2019 Read More →

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 →

Industry News

Leadership West Virginia announces Class of 2019

Leadership West Virginia announces Class of 2019

West Virginia Press Association’s DeBord included in 2019 leaders CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifty-seven leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2019 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of applicants submitted in late 2018. Stephanie Abraham, Abraham Law, PLLC (Logan) James Adkins, Steptoe & Johnson (Charleston) […]

By January 18, 2019 Read More →
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 →

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. Senate Health and Human Resources passes SB 173 on office-based medication assisted treatment.

W.Va. Senate Health and Human Resources passes SB 173 on office-based medication assisted treatment.

By Erica Young WV Press Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee met this afternoon to discuss Bill 173 — to allow the Department of Health and Human Resources to promote a legislative rule on office-based medication assisted treatment. The DHHR defines medication-assisted treatment as “the use of medications and […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

By January 22, 2019 Read More →
Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door

Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Timothy Luce has invented an automatic chicken and pet door called “Slick Chick” that you can open and close with Alexa, a smartphone, tablet, or set to open on a schedule or in sync with the sun. The Luce family lives on a historic farm, but maintains a modern-paced life. […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →