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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…]

NAA offering new webinar on merchandising the newspaper

In the midst of a challenging year for newspaper retail sales, it’s critical to focus on the merchandising basics with a methodical approach to identify opportunities and maximize the potential of key accounts. The importance of retail outlets as the primary sales channel for single copy sales means that merchandising[Read More…]

Natural gas liquids tax could bring more development and jobs

Fewer West Virginians Employed Now Than Before the Shale Boom CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While West Virginia’s natural gas industry has grown exponentially, many of its jobs may be going to out-of-state workers and job growth in major natural gas producing counties as been mediocre at best. The state is poised to[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin hosts major energy confab

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. —Beginning Sunday, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will welcome more than 200 attendees to the 55th annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board, an organization of southern governors and state legislators from 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The theme for this[Read More…]

John Faust: Tailored for selling

By John Foust Raleigh, NC   Have you fallen into an order-taking rut? Are you passively relying on your accounts to tell you what and when to advertise? Are you following their creative directions like a police artist (“Make the hair longer, make the ears bigger.”)? Are you keeping up[Read More…]

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