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W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts

By Crystal Good West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Citing a need for more regionalization of West Virginia’s economic development efforts, Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said the 44 agencies operating across West Virginia can “get in each other’s way.” During an update to the House of Delegates Government Organization Committee on Jan. 16, Gaunch said […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Highmark Foundation accepting applications for 2020-2021 School Grant, Awards Program

Release from The Highmark Foundation PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Highmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 School Grant and Awards Program, which will make available a total of $450,000 for schools grades K-12 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable, […]

Media advisory: Gat Caperton to discuss WV Ready Graduate at Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce
By January 17, 2020 Read More →

Media advisory: Gat Caperton to discuss WV Ready Graduate at Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Education Alliance has issued the following media advisory: Members of the media are welcome to attend the Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting to hear local business leader Gat Caperton discuss WV Ready Graduate, an innovative program of The Education Alliance that highlights the knowledge, skills and traits students need […]

Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry
By January 16, 2020 Read More →

Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

From WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When Angie Blankenship woke up following double mastectomy surgery, she was relieved to hear that her breast cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes. But, she said, “in that moment of jubilation, I also knew that we had the fight of healing.”  That fight continues even as she approaches […]

WVU Reed College of Media launches fellowship to support local newspaper ownership
By January 14, 2020 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media launches fellowship to support local newspaper ownership

Knight Foundation investment supporting plan MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Aspiring journalists looking for a pathway to newspaper ownership will get a leg up at West Virginia University thanks to the nation’s only fellowship program designed to maintain and strengthen local news ownership.  “Many current owners are aging and ready to retire but have no succession plans and don’t […]

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex
By January 14, 2020 Read More →

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

Evening Media Social set for Feb. 5 at Embassy Suites in Charleston WV Press Association Release CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. The Legislative Breakfast provides a mid-session update on bills and action at the legislature. Again […]

By January 13, 2020 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press show police and security forces firing […]

WVU researchers to unveil economic action plan for Potomac Highlands counties
By January 13, 2020 Read More →

WVU researchers to unveil economic action plan for Potomac Highlands counties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The five-county area comprising West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands could improve economically by embracing and promoting its regional identity, according to a new study by three West Virginia University centers. After a year and a half of research, the plan which recommends several strategic actions to promote economic prosperity in the region will be released Friday […]

Afghan refugee finds peace in W.Va. amid national immigration debate
By January 12, 2020 Read More →

Afghan refugee finds peace in W.Va. amid national immigration debate

By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Najib Ahmad Bakhtari found safety in the West Virginia hills when last year he left the danger and unrest in his home country of Afghanistan. The 28-year-old is a refugee. He is one of three refugees the state accepted in 2019, up from just one the previous […]

By January 12, 2020 Read More →

TechConnectWV hosting SBIR-STTR bootcamps across West Virginia in 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, is hosting a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)  bootcamps in the state in 2020 as part of its recently launched “Bridging the Ecosystem in Science & Technology in West Virginia” program, […]