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West Virginia House of Delegates sends education reform package back to Senate

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunk-down education reform package Thursday, sending the bill back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences. The House passed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, 71-29 during its Thursday […]

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Working independently, but not alone: Coworking spaces on the rise in West Virginia

Working independently, but not alone: Coworking spaces on the rise in West Virginia

By JAMES E. CASTO For the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Coworking” is a hot new trend in today’s business world. With today’s work-from-anywhere technology, many employees of big companies, as well as entrepreneurs, find they can work from home instead of having to hassle with a rush hour commute into town, expenses of parking […]

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By February 15, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

‘Rules’ of W.Va. legislative progress explained

Erica Young West Virginia Press Association Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislative Analyst Steve Thompson gave a presentation to the House Committee on Government Organization this week on the Legislative Rule-Making and Review Process. Speaking on Monday, Thompson explained legislative rules are a lot like bills, but the process of making them is slightly different. […]

By February 13, 2019 Read More →

John McCoy: The good and bad of this year’s outdoor-related legislation

By JOHN McCOY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s 60-day legislative season is in full swing, and a slew of hunting- and fishing-related bills are in the works. Here are the highlights and lowlights: Senate Bill 331 would allow hunters to use dogs to track wounded deer or bears. The dogs would have to […]

By February 11, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: On the LGBTQ controversy, forced silence isn’t agreement or change

Opinion: On the LGBTQ controversy, forced silence isn’t agreement or change

By Don Smith Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association   Will the controversy surrounding statements last week about LGBTQ organizations by a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates greatly change West Virginia? Will change come from… … the Delegate’s statements? In discussion of an amendment to allow LGBTQ individuals by law to […]

By February 10, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade set for May 11

Release from the West Virginia Strawberry Festival: BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The clip-clop of hooves will echo on city streets on May 11 as horse equestrian teams, carts, carriages and individual riders proceed along the 2.5 mile route for the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade. Set for Saturday May 11 at 3 p.m., this year’s parade […]

By February 8, 2019 Read More →
Highmark Foundation now accepting applications for 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program

Highmark Foundation now accepting applications for 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program

Release from Highmark Foundation: PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Highmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program, which will make available a total of $425,000 for schools grades K-12 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable and […]

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WVPA Hall of Fame accepting nominations for Class of 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is now accepting nominations for the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame committee welcomes written nominations, which must include a brief biographical sketch. In order to be nominated and elected to the Hall of Fame, a person had to have an “outstanding” […]

By February 5, 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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Bill would require WV schools provide feminine hygiene products

By LORI KERSEY The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — County school boards would have to provide feminine hygiene produces to students who need them under a bill that passed the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee on Thursday. A committee substitute for Senate Bill 86 would require school boards to provide the products to girls in […]

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WV coal mine operator ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages, damages in district court ruling

NCWV Media PRINCETON, W.Va.  — A company that operates coal mines in Southern West Virginia has been ordered in a U.S. District Court ruling to pay a total of almost $1.5 million in back wages and damages for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and […]

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Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College receives NEA grant

The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is one of only three organizations in West Virginia selected for funding in this grant cycle. The award was announced by NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter as […]

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