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Gov. Justice applauds W.Va. Senate’s West Virginia Student Success Act

Gov. Justice applauds W.Va. Senate’s West Virginia Student Success Act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today after reviewing the Senate’s West Virginia Student Success Act: “I applaud the state Senate for making a significant move in attempting to create a bipartisan approach to education betterment. I look forward to continuing to work with all members of the Legislature, the state School […]

By May 24, 2019 Read More →

By May 24, 2019 Read More →
W.Va. Senate Minority Leader Prezioso sees Democrats’ ideas, has hope for new W.Va. Student Success Act

W.Va. Senate Minority Leader Prezioso sees Democrats’ ideas, has hope for new W.Va. Student Success Act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso has issued the following statement on the release of the West Virginia Student Success Act.  “We are encouraged to see the Senate leadership embrace much of our proposed legislation,” said Minority Leader Roman Prezioso (D-Marion). “We know that our ideas will work, and we are happy they […]

By May 24, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Holiday traffic, roads, drunk driving do not mix in W.Va.

West Virginia designated as most dangerous state in the nation for those traveling on Memorial Day weekend. From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: It may be difficult for Mountain State residents to hear, but according to a company called ASecureLife, West Virginia is the most dangerous state in the nation for those traveling on Memorial […]

By May 23, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Shutting down needle exchange in Charleston, W.Va., made things worse

From Charleston Gazette-Mail: Unsurprisingly, a study published this week from Johns Hopkins University has found that shutting down the syringe exchange program operated by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has increased the risk of the spread of diseases like hepatitis and HIV and will likely lead to more drug overdose deaths. Closing the program was part […]

By May 22, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: Tariffs harmful to Appalachian hardwood industry

Opinion: Tariffs harmful to Appalachian hardwood industry

Dear Editor: Retaliatory tariffs from China have been a buzz saw through Appalachian hardwood businesses and the families that own and operate them. The hardwood industry provides an estimated $60 billion economic impact in the 12-state region but that will change this year because of trade with China. Exports make up approxi- mately 50% of […]

By May 20, 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 […]

By May 9, 2019 Read More →
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

Shinnston, W.Va., to benefit from trail system’s economic impact

By Michael Lemley, The Exponent Telegram SHINNSTON, W.Va. —  A trail system is emerging which will greatly impact economic growth in Shinnston. Upon completion, over 180 miles of trail will connect Pittsburgh to Parkersburg, with a portion of it passing through Shinnston. Complete with shopping, dining and lodging, the infrastructure and location of the Harrison […]

By May 24, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. overhaul of DOH job titles, pay grades AWOL for another month

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Another month, another delay in the West Virginia Division of Highways submitting plans to propose new pay schedules and a new, more competitive pay policy for its employees. The item Thursday was again removed from the agenda of the state Personnel Board, which, in March, sent a proposed […]

By May 24, 2019 Read More →
Sen. Manchin notes $106 million in disaster aid for W.Va. in federal package

Sen. Manchin notes $106 million in disaster aid for W.Va. in federal package

From the office of Sen. Joe Manchin: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, today praised the passage of a $19.1 billion disaster relief package to help Americans and West Virginians recover from recent hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters. The package includes a provision Senator Manchin championed that would release $106 million owed […]

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