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By February 17, 2014 Read More →

WV Sharing: Legislation would allow for private flood insurance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate on Monday would allow private insurers to offer flood insurance in West Virginia residents. Since federal law changes in 2012, many West Virginians have experienced significant increases in flood insurance premiums.  In response to this, Senate Bill 621 would allow the private insurance market to sell more […]

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Conference brings top women in energy fields to West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former top regulator for the oil and gas industry in Texas will deliver the keynote address at the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association’s inaugural conference for women working in the energy industry. Former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones will discuss women’s growing role in America’s energy security. “Embracing Energy: […]

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Sen. Wells’ bill addresses long-term water sustainability

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that would create a center of innovation for water cleanliness and sustainability in West Virginia was introduced in the West Virginia State Senate Monday. Sen. Erik Wells, D-Kanawha/Putnam, introduced Senate Bill 622, which would create the “West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute,” to be located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The mission of the […]

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Tom Miller Legislative Column looks at Budget shortfall

By Tom Miller For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —   It’s no secret that estimated state revenues for the 2014-2015 budget year beginning July 1, 2014, are about $100 million less than the operating budget recommended by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.  But legislative leaders made it clear here last week they don’t want […]

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By February 16, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Sen. Jeff Kessler, President of the State Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am very pleased to provide a positive update on the legislation I discussed last week that is  designed to cut down on the meth problem that is plaguing our state and communities. Senate Bill 6 has been recommended for passage by both the Senate Health and Human Resources and the Senate Judiciary […]

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WVU multimedia news features available to WVPA newspapers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — West Virginia University, in cooperation with the West Virginia Press Association, has again agreed to make a number of multi-platform news and feature packages available to member newspapers of the WVPA. These are outstanding student-generated news packages for WVPA newspapers’ print and online editions.  Three story links are included with this email. These packages are […]

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Advertising Advice: Proper Preparation for your sales calls means success

RALEIGH,  N.C. — It’s no secret that the more sales people know about their prospects – before they begin a sales presentation – the better their chances for successful outcomes. In advertising, this means learning prospects’ business and marketing histories, identifying major competitors and analyzing what they want to accomplish in their advertising. Since pre-presentation homework is such a crucial step in the sales […]

Mother’s Day history isn’t the stuff of holiday card prose
By February 13, 2014 Read More →

Mother’s Day history isn’t the stuff of holiday card prose

New book by West Virginia native details the tragic struggle wages to create the national celebration of motherhood ELKINS, W.Va. — Along with sentimental Mother’s Day cards, West Virginia residents might want to purchase a copy of “Mother’s Day: The Legacy of Anna Jarvis,” the new book by Elkins resident L. Wayne Sheets that details the struggles behind the creation of […]

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Weather makes newspaper delivery difficult but not impossible
By February 13, 2014 Read More →

Weather makes newspaper delivery difficult but not impossible

West Virginia newspapers try to deliver everyday regardless of the weather but snow storms make it a challenge Charleston resident Samantha Smith, the WVPA advertising director, had to shovel to the paper box this morning, but Charleston Newspapers delivered. The WVPA asks that all subscribers have patience today and understand that wintry road conditions make […]

WVPA 2014 Editorial and Advertising contest information now available
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

WVPA 2014 Editorial and Advertising contest information now available

The West Virginia Press Association’s 2015 BNC and Ad Awards Contests are now open and available for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the best work in editorial and advertising from the previous year, and the […]