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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…]

Phil Kabler: September at the capitol

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Returning to the Capitol after a three-month summer hiatus, legislators took their first public look at the recommendations of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways last week. While members of the Joint Committee on Finance agreed that increasing funding for[Read More…]

The Register-Herald seeking multimedia reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a 17,000-circulation daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., has an immediate opening for a multimedia reporter. This position includes a wide range of coverage, including breaking news, enterprise, courts, government and features. The ideal candidate is self-starting with a strong work ethic. Candidates must possess strong reporting and writing skills and basic videography[Read More…]

WV Coal Association: Stream protection rule is ‘job killer and big government at its worst’

Public hearing starts at 5 p.m. today at the Charleston Civic Center to receive public comment on proposed Stream Protection Rule CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 17, 2015) – Calling the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s proposed Stream Protection Rule “a job killer and big government at its worst,” the West Virginia Coal Association today said the rules will make[Read More…]

Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six more West Virginia municipalities have been granted home rule authority. At its meeting this week in Charleston, the Municipal Home Rule Board reviewed and approved applications for Beckley, Grafton, Princeton and St. Albans as submitted, while applications from Moundsville and Oak Hill were approved with amendments. In[Read More…]

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