June education webinars address enterprise journalism, data tools, collaboration

WVPA Foundation funding access to industry training webinars for all member newspapers CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The West Virginia Press Association Foundation, in conjunction with Online Media Campus, is funding access to member newspapers to the OMC industry training webinar program. The Foundation has partnered with OMC and is paying all WVPA[Read More…]

Opinion: New Internet Bill Assistance Program

By Charlotte Lane, chair West Virginia Public Service Commission There are many programs to help low-income people pay for their electric, gas, water and telephone utility bills.  However, until now there has been little in the way of assistance for internet service.  During the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission created[Read More…]

Pam Pritt named executive editor of WVU Magazine communications

Pritt, currently a trustee for the West Virginia Press Association Foundation, has connection with state’s newspapers WV Press News Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pam Pritt has been chosen to serve in a new leadership role within University Relations and Enrollment Management as executive editor of WVU Magazine communications starting Monday, May 16.  In[Read More…]

West Virginia goes to the polls Tuesday

By Joselyn King, The Weirton Daily Times WHEELING, W.Va. – National eyes will be watching West Virginia’s primary election Tuesday when voters go to the polls to determine party nominees for the state’s new U.S. House District 2 seat. Precincts open for in-person voting at 6:30 a.m. and close at[Read More…]

Appalacian Regional Commission awards funds for multi-state project anchored in West Virginia

By Charles Young, WV News WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority has been awarded federal funding to seed a multi-state partnership to promote tourism, cultural assets and spark economic development throughout the Appalachian region. The Appalachian Regional Commission has granted the NRGRDA $250,000 to fund the[Read More…]

WV Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee passes bill incentivizing rare earth/acid mine drainage bill

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press News Service Charleston, W. Va. – The Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee has moved along a bill designed to incentivize rare earth elements acquired through the treatment of acid mine drainage.  According to counsel, who spoke during the committee’s Thursday meeting, House Bill 4003[Read More…]

National Headache Foundation calls on Congress, federal agencies to conduct oversight of current care models for migraine patients

Older prescription drugs in a stepwise approach needs health insurance overhaul WV Press Release Sharing CHICAGO, Ill. – Tom Dabertin, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is calling on members of Congress and regulatory agencies to conduct oversight of health insurance payers for uneven treatment of[Read More…]

Getting utility services to underserved and unserved customers

By Charlotte Lane, chair West Virginia Public Service Commission Leaking and weakened water and sewerage lines.  Aging and crumbling water and wastewater plants run by utilities with no financial ability to fund critically needed repairs or replace equipment.  Areas without public water or sewer service.  Aging gas pipelines.  Frequent electric[Read More…]

State Senate President Blair praises GreenPower investment in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, welcomed GreenPower Motor Company Inc.’s announcement of their agreement with the state to locate a manufacturing facility in South Charleston. The company plans to manufacture zero-emission, all-electric school buses at a Kanawha County site. When manufacturing begins later[Read More…]

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