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West Virginia Legislative Interims: Experts testify additional policies needed to protect older residents from financial exploitation

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature should consider creating additional policies to help protect older residents from financial exploitation, according to experts.  “Financial exploitation is the biggest silent crime in the United States,” said Legal Aid of West Virginia Financial Exploitation[Read More…]

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West Virginia Legislative Interims: Report presented on transformative system for early literacy

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability (LOCEA) met on Monday to hear reports regarding the “transformative system for early literacy,” as well as safety and security measures from representatives of the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). This[Read More…]

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WV Press Association hosting virtual legal advertising training session Thursday at 10 a.m.

Next session CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be hosting monthly legal advertising discussion/training sessions for newspapers staff members. The next 30-minute session is Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. The topics will include servicing legal orders, customer notification, and will feature a best ideas discussion for covering[Read More…]

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West Virginia environmental groups focus on top legislative priorities in wake of ally losses in state legislative races

By Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some of the West Virginia Legislature’s most vocal proponents for greater environmental protections lost their reelection races last week as the Republican supermajority grew. The losses come as blows to advocates for stronger clean energy and water quality laws as the GOP[Read More…]

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