WVPA Sharing

Member newspaper- and West Virginia Press Association-generated news articles, series, photos, cartoons. This information is available for sharing and publication by other member newspapers.

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ken Ward Jr. reports on lack of contingency plan in water crisis

Why wasn’t there a plan?   Key players knew of potential for Elk River spill By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last February, Freedom Industries sent state officials a form telling them the company stored thousands of pounds of a coal-cleaning chemical called 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol in the storage tanks[Read More…]

WVPS Sharing: Photo for water emergency stories on Sunday.

CHARLESTON, W, Va. —  The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with another photo for your use with the water emergency stories on Sunday. The WVPA thanks Editor/Publisher Brad McElhinny and multimedia reporter Marcus Constantino for the photo below. It is provided for use  at your discretion in print[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Column from Jeff Kessler, president of the West Virginia Senate

Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association hopes to provide our member newspapers with regular columns from the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority leaders in both chambers, along with the other State Constitutional Officers: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Water contamination hurting business

Zombie apocalypse? No, Toxic Friday. With public drinking water contaminated and all restaurants and many businesses closed during a state of emergency, at 2:30 p.m Friday — normally an extremely busy time —  Capitol Street in Charleston, W.Va., was deserted. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in nine counties

Water to be available through the county offices of emergency services CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Thursday evening, Jan. 9, 2014, issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties. This declaration follows a notice from West Virginia American Water Company that its water supply had[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Photo available for water stories

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with a photo for your use with stories on the water emergency around the Capitol region. The WVPA thanks Editor/Publisher Brad McElhinny and photographer  Bob Wojcieszak for this photo. Please credit photographer  Bob Wojcieszak and the Charleston Daily[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Gov. Tomblin’s 2015 Budget Document now available online

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The  West Virginia State Budget Office has placed Gov. Earl Ray Tomlbin’s budget document online for public review: http://tinyurl.com/pmsajvd You can visit the WVSBO website at http://www.budget.wv.gov   State of  West Virginia Executive Budget Fiscal Year 2015 Volume I Budget Report Office of the Governor State Capitol 1900 Kanawha[Read More…]

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