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: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform

Stephen Smith, organizer of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty, presents the campaign’s 11-point 2014 legislative platform to Hallie Mason, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s director of public policy, during a Jan. 7 campaign press conference at the Capitol in Charleston. During the event at the Capitol, Smith reviewed the agenda with[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: West Virginia lacking funds for highway efforts

By GEORGE HOHMANN West Virginia Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With a stagnant population base, rising costs and fewer federal dollars, West Virginia Department of Transportation is cutting back on investments in new roads, according to state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox Jr. Money is the real issue because costs keep increasing and revenue is[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: ‘Future Fund’ seen as good idea, but there’s no consensus on details

By GEORGE HOHMANN West Virginia Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler’s push for a state fund that squirrels away some severance tax money for future needs has some industry support, but there’s no agreement on the details. Kessler’s “Future Fund” idea was among the[Read More…]

Blog: wvpress extra – Share your legislative priorities

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Jan. 6, 2014: I think West Virginia media is providing excellent social media coverage for Legislative Lookahead today at the Marshall University campus in South Charleston. Follow comments on twitter at #wvlookahead You can also look for coverage in from the following[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Legislative Lookahead underway in Charleston

Editor’s Note: Following comments on twitter at #wvlookahead. CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead got off on schedule today despite snowy roads and cold weather. The first panel addresses the proposed Fund Future and energy production and taxation in West Virginia. Panelists include WV Senate President Jeff[Read More…]

Employment Opportunity: Charleston Newspapers hiring a Community News/Special Sections Editor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Department is seeking a community news/special sections editor. The company has an open position for a hands-on editor who has a passion for local community news, above average photos and human interest articles. The Community News/Special Sections editor oversees the content and production of weekly community newspapers,[Read More…]

Blog: wvpress extra – Share your legislative priorities

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Jan. 3, 2014: Share your legislative priorities The WVPA is working to develop a plan to provide your newspaper with extra coverage from the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. This would be a supplement to what you receive from Tom[Read More…]

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