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10 things to know: Friday, Sept. 13

10 things to know: Friday, Sept. 13

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PROGRESSIVE, MODERATE DIVIDE ON DISPLAY IN DEBATE Joe Biden parries attack after attack from liberal rivals on […]

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Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility

Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility

Release from Domestic Synthetic Fuels: CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Sept. 13, 2019) – West Virginia environmental officials have issued a construction permit for a state-of-the-art coal to liquids facility to be built near Point Pleasant in Mason County. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued the permit for Domestic Synthetic Fuels following a public comment period and […]

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Testing results show minimal progress in reading, math by WV students

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The percentage of West Virginia public school students scoring at least “proficient” in reading and math only marginally increased last school year from the year before, while science proficiency dropped, according to statewide standardized test data released by the state Department of Education on Thursday. For the […]

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Opinion

Editorial: Drug War is far from won in W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Gov. Jim Justice missed the mark a bit in reacting to some good news recently. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced the total number of drug overdose deaths in the state decreased from 2017 to 2018. Estimates show 952 drug overdose deaths in 2018, compared with […]

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Editoral: Nature, Economy Go Hand in Hand in W.Va.

Editoral: Nature, Economy Go Hand in Hand in W.Va.

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Conserving precious plants, animals and places is a critical responsibility in West Virginia. No one does it better than the Nature Conservancy. Some people who see themselves as environmentalists favor confrontation as a way to achieve their goals. But the Conservancy is based on the feeling that cooperation works better. […]

By September 10, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Charter schools fight in W.Va. moves to regulatory arena

Editorial: Charter schools fight in W.Va. moves to regulatory arena

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: Officials of the West Virginia Department of Education and at least two county school superintendents met in Parkersburg last week to discuss rules to regulate charter schools in West Virginia. The Legislature passed House Bill 206 this summer to allow a limited number of charter schools. Now it’s up […]

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Industry News

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →
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 →

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 […]

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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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WV Press Convention

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →
WV Press Advertising Awards Presentation Video

WV Press Advertising Awards Presentation Video

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the advertising awards banquet at West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still see the winners. The advertising videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the awards to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Editorial awards presentations […]

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Other Recent News

WVPA Reminder: Oct. 1 deadline for newspapers to file statement of ownership; WVSOS affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1

WVPA Reminder: Oct. 1 deadline for newspapers to file statement of ownership; WVSOS affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s nearing time for West Virginia newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership form with the US Post Office and the Affidavit of Circulation form with the WV Secretary of State office for the coming fiscal year. The WVPA has been working with government agencies to get the forms updated. When complete, […]

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The Weston Democrat celebrates new location with ribbon cutting

The Weston Democrat celebrates new location with ribbon cutting

Newspaper has served Lewis County, W.Va., for 152 years By Dusty Metzgar, The West Democrat WESTON, W.Va. — The Weston Democrat on Thursday celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting and open house. The paper’s staff was joined by elected officials and their representatives from the City of Weston, the Lewis County Commission and the […]

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Marshall University Board of Governors approves 9% pay raise for President Gilbert

By TAYLOR STUCK, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – The Marshall University Board of Governors on Thursday approved a $40,000 salary increase for President Jerome Gilbert, who had previously declined raises when they were granted to faculty and staff the past two years. The raise roughly equals what Gilbert would be making had he accepted previous raises, […]

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