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Understanding Public Notice
By January 6, 2020 Read More →

Understanding Public Notice

From the Public Notice Resource Center: I.     Public Notice Public notice is information alerting citizens of government or government-related activities that may cause a citizen to take action.  Traditionally and effectively newspapers—that are intended for general circulation, published regularly at short intervals, containing intelligence of current news of general interest—have published public notices […]

Opinion: Keep legal ads for public notice in your local newspaper
By January 6, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Keep legal ads for public notice in your local newspaper

From the West Virginia Press Association: Your county commissions, city and town councils are hearing state plans to allow West Virginia government officials to put legal ads for public notice on a state government website instead of in your local newspapers. Local officials are being told they will save money; however, the overall financial impact […]

By December 30, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Measuring the overriding value of public notices in W.Va. newspapers

From the Register Herald of Beckley: A new government report presented to the West Virginia Legislature recommends removing public notices from your community newspaper and placing them on a state government website to reduce state spending. Reducing government spending is important, but it should not come at the expense of an informed public. In West […]

By December 27, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Loss of transparency, changes with legal notices will hurt W.Va. residents

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: Some West Virginia politicians are hoping you will fall for their claim that saving money for taxpayers is the reason they want to be less transparent about government. They would make it more difficult for Mountain State residents to learn of important matters ranging from coal mining near them to […]

By December 23, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Public notices are vital to government transparency in West Virginia

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Some West Virginia politicians are hoping you will fall for their claim that saving money for taxpayers is the reason they want to be less transparent about government. They would make it more difficult for Mountain State residents to learn of important matters ranging from coal mining near them to […]