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Opinion: At the Capitol – Education bills and guns on campus draw attention

Opinion: At the Capitol – Education bills and guns on campus draw attention

By Phil Kabler Charleston Gazette-Mail For the West Virginia Press Association After days of intense focus, and seemingly endless hours of debate, in a instant on Tuesday, the key issue of the 2019 legislative session, the omnibus education bill (SB451), died. At 12:34 p.m., to the cheers of galleries filled with striking teachers, the House […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Media Alert: Press conference 1 p.m. Monday on Medicaid Work Mandate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Health care providers, advocates have set a press conference to urge the W.Va. Legislature to reject Medicaid work mandate.   The participants will urge the Legislature to reject “sneak attack” on health care. They will request “more review of the high cost to state, negative impact on hospitals and providers, and the increase in […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Marshall slated for new baseball stadium by 2021

By TRAVIS CRUM The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After decades of dashed hopes and false starts, Marshall University plans to have a new baseball stadium in Huntington within two years. City and Marshall officials announced Thursday the completed purchase of the former Flint Group Pigments property, the future site of a 3,500-seat ballpark. Players are […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: W.Va. lawmakers trying to limit your access to information with HB 2441 and HB 2761

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia lawmakers are quietly considering two bills that would limit your access to information — even information about YOU — and could make it easier for government officials to pull the wool over your eyes, or arrange for the unfair and speedy sale of YOUR property. One is […]

By February 20, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: W.Va. Legislature should not shelve ethics bill

From the Wheeling News-Register: Incredibly — or, if you have followed politics for a few years, perhaps not — an important ethics law in West Virginia exempts state legislators and other elected officials. Most state employees are banned from having financial interests in public contracts. That is, they cannot steer business toward companies in which […]

By February 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Public notice in newspapers keeps foxes away from the henhouses 

From The Public Notice Research Center: Why did our forefathers originally decide to enact public notice laws in the first place? After all, they were the government. Why didn’t they just publish the information they considered vital for citizens to know and be done with it? The answer is obvious: Because they knew it wasn’t wise simply […]

By February 16, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

WV Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting set for Feb. 24 in South Charleston

WV Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting set for Feb. 24 in South Charleston

Press Release from West Virginia Natural Resources Commission: SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Division of Natural Resources Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South Charleston. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and make comments. […]

By February 18, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

By February 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

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

With strike and overhaul bill currently dead, other ed bills considered

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Capitol Thursday was completely, or nearly, devoid of striking public school workers, and state union officials and others involved in the strikes said they didn’t hear of anyone continuing a work stoppage. The House Education Committee, no longer focused on the seemingly dead education overhaul bill […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Feb. 22

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Feb. 22

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 45th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:  West Virginia State University Day at the Legislature, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotunda.   SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda SCR 6: US Army SP4 Darrell Gregory Triplett Memorial Bridge SCR 42: […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia campus carry bill hits speed bump on fast track to passage

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In what is likely to be a speed bump on the fast track to passage, legislation to require public West Virginia colleges and universities to allow people with concealed carry permits to be armed on campus was taken up and advanced by the House Finance Committee Thursday […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →