Gordon Gee officially in for long-term gig at WVU

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Higher Education Policy Commission approved Gordon Gee’s appointment as West Virginia University’s 24th president Monday by a vote of 8 to 1. Commissioner John Leon was the only member to vote against the appointment. Clarence Pennington, ex-officio member and chair of the Council for Community[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Political Cartoon shared

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The WVPA, through its WVPA Sharing program, provides member newspapers with news items, briefs and news releases of statewide interest. They are provided at no additional charge, are pasted into the email for easy cut-and-paste placement and are of statewide interest. The WVPA is sharing a political cartoon. We thank[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform

Stephen Smith, organizer of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty, presents the campaign’s 11-point 2014 legislative platform to Hallie Mason, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s director of public policy, during a Jan. 7 campaign press conference at the Capitol in Charleston. During the event at the Capitol, Smith reviewed the agenda with[Read More…]

Who doesn’t love a parade?

Christmas parades are taking place across the state. There were smiles all around as the Huntington version moved through downtown on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

Church and state in W.Va.’s capital

This photo by the Charleston Daily Mail’s Tom Hindman captures one of the most commonly photographed views in the capital city. It is known colloquially as “Church and State.” The buildings pictured are, from left, Charleston Baptist Temple, the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the West Virginia[Read More…]

A profile to make you pause

Love this photo on Twitter by Samantha Perry, editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. She says: “Ready to attack an invading squirrel.” Follow @BDTPerry.

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