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W. Va. House Health and Human Resources Committee advances HB 2953 regarding critical access hospitals

W. Va. House Health and Human Resources Committee advances HB 2953 regarding critical access hospitals

By Erica Young West Virginia Press Association Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.VA — The West Virginia House Health and Human Resources Committee on Thursday discussed HB 2953, which would allow critical access hospitals to apply to become critical outpatient medical centers. The bill states in order to be eligible to apply, a hospital must have been […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Don’t gut HB 2441; West Virginia wants to see certified payrolls

From HomeTown News, Hancock County: A bill to gut provisions which require a percentage of workers doing state-funded work be West Virginia residents will be on Second Reading in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday. HB 2441 deletes the requirement for contractors to file certified payrolls with the State.  That would prevent anyone […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: This week in the House of Delegates

Release from the West Virginia House of Delegates:  For the week ending Feb. 22, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates this past week advanced legislation to help rejuvenate the state’s coal industry, repair pockmarked secondary roads, and improve salaries for members of the State Police, teachers and school service personnel. The House Finance […]

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

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 →
Senate Finance chair says no to raise for West Virginia teachers

Senate Finance chair says no to raise for West Virginia teachers

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While a pay raise for teachers and school service personnel is expected to pass the House of Delegates today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is still sour over the loss of the Senate’s education reform package which also included the pay […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →