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WVPA Reminder: Newspapers need to file statement of ownership, affidavit of circulation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s time for West Virginia newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership form with the US Post Office and the Affidavit of Circulation form with the WV Secretary of State office. The WVPA has attached a sample letter of “Notification of Legal Rates” that state code says you should provide to the[Read More…]

Manchin’s office open to all West Virginians coming to D.C. for papal visit

Senator Manchin invites all West Virginians who are visiting Washington, D.C. for the Pope’s visit to stop by his office for coffee and refreshments Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will open his office to West Virginians who are visiting Washington D.C. for Pope Francis’s visit. His[Read More…]

W.Va. poverty rate up in 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Thousands of West Virginians continued to struggle to make ends meet in 2014, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau, making it clear the need for West Virginia to enact a state earned income tax credit which would make it easier for people to[Read More…]

W.Va. Trucking Association annual conference set for Sept. 22-23

WVTA celebrating accomplishments, educating members at Stonewall Resort CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Trucking Association will hold its annual convention and trade show on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 22-23) at Stonewall Resort near Weston, West Virginia to celebrate industry accomplishments and to engage members in networking, education and policy issues.  Pat Thomas,[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin announces more than $760,000 in arts grant awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia. “Our state is filled with a rich history and a robust artistic culture,” Gov. Tomblin said. “The arts not[Read More…]

This week in W.Va. history: Sept. 24-30

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Sept. 24, 1918: George Spencer ‘‘Spanky’’ Roberts was born in London, Kanawha County. He entered aviation cadet training with the first class of Tuskegee Airmen[Read More…]

Oil and natural gas: The rise of West Virginia

WVONGA celebrates 100th anniversary with book, social media campaign to gather residents’ stories   By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association          CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The history of the oil and natural gas industry worldwide is closely linked to the industry’s birth, growth and expansion in West Virginia. …[Read More…]

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