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Hampshire Review hiring full-time editorial staff member

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The Hampshire Review is looking for a new full-time member for its editorial team, “Our team produces the biggest, best weekly newspaper in West Virginia for 7 years in a row, runs a robust website and keeps up an active Facebook page,”  said editor Jim King. “You need to[Read More…]

Capitol filled with tourism displays as industry seeks legislative help

View photos of displays CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators couldn’t help but think about the state’s tourism industry today as the state Capitol’s hallways and rotunda were filled with informational tables and displays. Tourism industry officials are seeking legislative support for their  “brunch bills” — SB 21, SB 298 and[Read More…]

‘Brunch bills’ supporters hope to change Sunday alcohol sales time

By Dawn Nolan The Charleston Gazette-Mail If members of the hospitality and tourism industry have their say, brunch in West Virginia is about to change. Right now, plenty of local restaurants offer a weekend menu that combines breakfast and lunch. But before 1 p.m. on Sundays, none of them can be[Read More…]

At The Capitol: Legislature addresses labor issues 

By Phil Kabler For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two key parts of the Republican-controlled Legislature’s agenda passed during the fourth week of the 2016 regular session – although Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has indicated he will veto both bills. The most divisive was a bill to[Read More…]

W.Va. legislative challenged outlined at press event

Annual breakfast looks at legislature, business, industry and social issues By George Hohmann For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Issues ranging from the state’s mounting budget deficit to the natural gas industry’s potential in the Appalachian basin were among the topics at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast Thursday morning. Other issues[Read More…]

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington seeking circulation director

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va., is seeking candidates for circulation director. The position is responsible for all circulation operations as well as circulation sales and marketing for the daily Herald-Dispatch, and the bi-weekly Wayne County News and the weekly Putnam Herald. Please contact, Publisher Ed Dawson at [email protected][Read More…]

Highmark Foundation encouraging schools to apply for education grants

 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Public, private, vocational, parochial, and charter schools throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania are invited to apply for the three offerings of the Highmark Foundation’s Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program. Now entering its fourth year, the program has provided more than $1.2 million of support[Read More…]

Report from W.Va. House of Delegates: Week of Jan. 25-29

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After a week in which floor action was abbreviated due to the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, the House of Delegates passed 15 bills this week, bringing the total number of bills passed so far this legislative session to 17. Among the items passed this week: *[Read More…]

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