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Atkinson named to 11th District House of Delegates seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Martin “Rick” Atkinson III will represent residents of the 11th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment Sunday. Atkinson fills the vacancy created when former Delegate Bob Ashley was appointed to the West Virginia Senate on Sept. 15. The governor’s appointment is[Read More…]

$500,000 grant to TechConnect West Virginia focuses on job creation in 40 counties

TechConnect West Virginia get funding from USEDA CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and diversification and job creation across West Virginia. The program, known as ScaleUp West Virginia, is a two-year suite of programs[Read More…]

Three news publications seeking reporters on wvpress.org

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, The State Journal, The Mingo Messenger all have advertised reporter positions this week. Applications should read the  full job postings at https://wvpress.wpengine.com/?p=23 for requirements but below is a summary description of the job: The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is looking of two full-time sports reporters to cover high[Read More…]

Sen. Manchin shares information on battle again meth abuse

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Tuesday hosted a briefing on how West Virginia has worked to address methamphetamine abuse. Manchin’s office said the purpose of the briefing was to help spread awareness of efforts West Virginia and other jurisdictions have made to turn the tide against meth abuse and[Read More…]

WVPA Special Report: U.S. Chamber executive sees energy sector as industry with solutions

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association WHEELING, W.Va —  The energy sector needs to rebrand itself as the industry with solutions, a United States Chamber of Commerce executive told oil and gas executives Tuesday. “Energy is the solution to economic problems; to our geopolitical challenges; to competitiveness,” said Karen Harbert, president[Read More…]

Low pay behind teacher shortages plaguing West Virginia?

By Deborah Martinelli, Robert Devitt, and Karey Eyo Mountaineer News Service, West Virginia University MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jill Hale, a native of West Virginia, has been teaching for the past 14 years in North Carolina’s public school system. She would love to come home to Parkersburg, but the low teacher[Read More…]

WVU’s 2015 Diversity Week features emphasizing messages of acceptance, tolerance 

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—West Virginia University’s 2015 Diversity Week will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 with events and conversations highlighting important messages of acceptance and tolerance across race, sexual orientation and gender.  This year’s theme is “A place for you at WVU”. According to David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division[Read More…]

Manchin to host VA Secretary McDonald for statewide tour, Capito to join

Manchin and McDonald will speak directly with West Virginia Veterans, health care professionals, members of the National Guard and other officials and community members about the challenges facing our Veteran community Stops will be made in Charleston, Huntington, Maxwelton and Kingwood Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin[Read More…]

Manchin shares thoughts on Pope Francis’ address to Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress. “I was blessed and honored to hear Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress and the American people. His call to raise those out of poverty, lend[Read More…]

American Political Science Association announces Congressional Fellowship Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS APSA Congressional Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Congressional Fellowships for Journalists www.apsanet.org/cfp The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is currently accepting online applications for congressional fellowships for journalists. The nine-month program in Washington, DC, gives journalists a hands-on understanding of Congress and the legislative process through placements in congressional offices. Fellows[Read More…]

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