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Oil and natural gas: The rise of West Virginia
By September 22, 2015 Read More →

Oil and natural gas: The rise of West Virginia

WVONGA celebrates 100th anniversary with book, social media campaign to gather residents’ stories   By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association          CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The history of the oil and natural gas industry worldwide is closely linked to the industry’s birth, growth and expansion in West Virginia. … In fact, the world’s petroleum […]

Newspapers are important during the election season
By September 21, 2015 Read More →

Newspapers are important during the election season

If the election merry-go-round makes your head spin, you can rely on your newspaper to help you keep things straight.  For decades, newspapers have gathered and analyzed information for voters at the local, state and federal levels. As elections and news consumption habits have changed, newspapers’ strategies for engaging voters have evolved. Here are three […]

By September 18, 2015 Read More →

Phil Kabler: September at the capitol

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Returning to the Capitol after a three-month summer hiatus, legislators took their first public look at the recommendations of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways last week. While members of the Joint Committee on Finance agreed that increasing funding for state highways is critical, they […]

By September 17, 2015 Read More →

The Register-Herald seeking multimedia reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a 17,000-circulation daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., has an immediate opening for a multimedia reporter. This position includes a wide range of coverage, including breaking news, enterprise, courts, government and features. The ideal candidate is self-starting with a strong work ethic. Candidates must possess strong reporting and writing skills and basic videography skills, have a working knowledge […]

By September 17, 2015 Read More →

WV Coal Association: Stream protection rule is ‘job killer and big government at its worst’

Public hearing starts at 5 p.m. today at the Charleston Civic Center to receive public comment on proposed Stream Protection Rule CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 17, 2015) – Calling the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s proposed Stream Protection Rule “a job killer and big government at its worst,” the West Virginia Coal Association today said the rules will make it nearly impossible to get […]

Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities
By September 17, 2015 Read More →

Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six more West Virginia municipalities have been granted home rule authority. At its meeting this week in Charleston, the Municipal Home Rule Board reviewed and approved applications for Beckley, Grafton, Princeton and St. Albans as submitted, while applications from Moundsville and Oak Hill were approved with amendments. In addition, the board approved amendments […]

By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Tax reform that works for all West Virginians

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Tuesday, leaders from the state’s education, faith, labor and community-based organizations will ask legislators to ensure that overhauling the state’s tax system protects roads, children, and seniors. Missing from the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform’s agenda over the past few months has been the perspective of organizations that work to educate […]

By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin proclaims September “Infant Safe Sleep Month”

First Lady Tomblin continues tour of West Virginia hospitals, part of statewide Our Babies: Safe and Sound campaign CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin to proclaim September as “Infant Safe Sleep Month,” part of West Virginia’s Our Babies: Safe and Sound campaign, a statewide educational program to […]

By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Capito Op-Ed: Iran deal deserves up-or-down vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail regarding the president’s nuclear deal with Iran. Last week, Senate Democrats prevented an up-or-down vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that there will be another opportunity for a straight up-or-down vote on […]

By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Op-Ed: The Iran deal: Bad for America, bad for our allies

By Rep. Evan Jenkins Just a few weeks ago, I was honored to be part of a congressional delegation to the Middle East to learn more about the terms and conditions of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. What I saw, heard, and experienced reaffirmed my strong belief that the president has negotiated an irresponsible […]