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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…]

Sen. Capito’s talks energy in weekly address to West Virginians

Jan. 29, 2016 — This week, the Senate began debating a bipartisan energy bill that marks the first comprehensive energy policy update in eight years. Senator Capito discusses the importance of this legislation for West Virginia and the need for commonsense reform. Weekly Address to West Virginians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5IdcrVLmMc January 29, 2016[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Fight Child Poverty event at Capitol on Thursday

Kids and Families Day Kick Off at Culture Center at 9:30 a.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Our Children, Our Future Campaign is convening the 2016 Kids and Families Day at the Legislature on Thursday, Jan. 28, to advocate for 10 policy proposals that the group believes will help fight child poverty in West Virginia. The[Read More…]

Murray: Reduce severance tax to save coal jobs

Coal operator wants West Virginia tax reduced from 5 to 2 percent By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia politicians must stop the “political platitudes and lip service” and take immediate action if they want to save coal mining jobs in the state, according to the[Read More…]

Samantha Smith joins Charleston Newspapers

CHARLESTON, W.Va — West Virginia Press Association Advertising Director Samantha Smith, who headed up the WVPA’s Press Services advertising agency operation for the last two years, has returned to the newspaper industry. Smith left the WVPA at the end of  2015 to assume an advertising sale director position with the Charleston Gazette-Mail,[Read More…]

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