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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, March 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CRIMEAN FORCES TAKE UKRAINIAN NAVY HEADQUARTERS Crimea’s self-defense[Read More…]

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Region’s largest construction and design exposition kicks off March 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry — the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition — opens March 26 at the Charleston Civic. “EXPO offers 80 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to structural design, project documentation, ethane development and state building codes. Led by some of the most[Read More…]

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WVPA to share photos from boys state basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association plans to provide photos from the opening rounds of the West Virginia State Boys Basketball Tournament, which starts Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center. The WVPA will provide two action photos of each of the six games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.[Read More…]

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Blog: wvpress extra — The 2014 Hoops Challenge

  A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith Posted March 16, 2014: The West Virginia girls’ basketball state tournament was an exciting challenge for the WVPA staff. Our plans called for providing a few photos, but when we realized The Associated Press was not covering any games on Wednesday, Thursday[Read More…]

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Let the sun shine

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — This week marks the celebration of “Sunshine Week.” And, no, this is not a sarcastic reference to our recent weather. Rather, it is a reminder of our freedoms, and the right to transparent, responsible government to which all citizens in our republic[Read More…]

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Wood County Schools probe teacher’s FB post

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Facebook post by a Parkersburg South High School teacher that ignited a controversy over the weekend is under investigation by Wood County Schools, officials said on Monday. David Foggin, a science teacher at Parkersburg South, on Friday posted a photo of a meeting announcement for the[Read More…]

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Secrecy trend undermines good government

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The best way to ensure good government is to demand that it act openly. But more and more, governments at all levels are closing the door to journalists and the public about information regarding its actions. Such secrecy makes it difficult for[Read More…]

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Not a good way to start a week in March

MORGANTOWN — Getting to work on St. Patrick’s Day was a wee bit dicey for drivers Monday morning, March 17. Three inches or better of the white stuff coated Monongalia and Preston counties, slickening roadways and causing a handful of minor wrecks across the area. While the snow came fast[Read More…]

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