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Unclaimed property inserts in newspapers spark interest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division wrapped up its most recent newspaper advertising insert campaign Friday, sparking a large uptick in both those requesting phone assistance and those choosing to file claims electronically. The division also made plans to hold another online auction of items left behind[Read More…]

The week in West Virginia history: Oct. 16-22

Editor’s Note: The WVPA is posting this material for readers and as a convenience to our member newspapers.  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. Oct. 16, 1859: John Brown and his[Read More…]

2014 U.S. Senate Debate and Analysis

2014 U.S. Senate Candidates Debate between Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, moderated by West Virginia MetroNews Talkline host Hoppy Kercheval. Post-debate analysis hosted by West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Ashton Marra. The one-hour debate was sponsored by AARP West Virginia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia MetroNews[Read More…]

Capito, Tennant clash in U.S. Senate debate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate debate between Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the Democratic challenger, was predictably personal, as the two candidates faced off here Tuesday night.  Watch the archived debate here. On topics ranging from coal to the financial crisis, and from climate change to gun control[Read More…]

WV Coal Association announces congressional endorsements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Coal Association is endorsing current 2nd District Rep. Shelley Capito in the race for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The Association is also endorsing Rep. David McKinley for re-election in the 1st District, Alex Mooney for the 2nd District and State Senator Evan Jenkins for the 3rd District congressional races[Read More…]

Editorial, Advertising positions available

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Several editorial positions and an advertising director post are now open in West Virginia: State Government Reporter— The Charleston Daily Mail in West Virginia is seeking a reporter to cover state government. “We’re  in a capital city and a competitive news market. This reporter covers the governor, the Legislature,[Read More…]

West Virginia Manufacturers Association Voices Concern Over Proposed EPA Ozone Regulations

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association voiced significant concern recently regarding the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on ozone emissions and how it will affect the Mountain State’s industries. At a news conference Oct. 2, Joe Eddy of Eagle Manufacturing outlined how the state could stand to lose thousands of[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin kicks off “My State, My Life” education campaign

Tomblin tells students education, training essential to success CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, Wednesday Sept. 24, joined students, faculty and staff at Wayne High School to kick off a new campaign to encourage more young West Virginians to explore post-secondary education programs. The campaign, dubbed “My State, My Life,“ aims to[Read More…]

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