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By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Chris Hamilton: State Dems adopt national party’s stance on mining

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: The West Virginia Democratic Party recently announced its formal issue platform. One of the positions it will advocate for is a ban on certain methods of coal mining. The same position was adopted by the West Virginia Young Democrats Organization a decade earlier. Despite claims to the contrary, this action […]

By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Justice will pause gubernatorial campaign, concentrate on flood recovery

From the Justice Campaign: CHARLESTON, WV— Today, Jim Justice issued the following statement regarding his campaign: “Our state has been struck by an unbelievable disaster. I will be concentrating all of my efforts to help flood victims that have been decimated. Politicking is the last thing that’s on my mind at this tragic time. I […]

By June 28, 2016 Read More →

WV Chamber of Commerce updates list for donations, assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has provided an updated list of ways in which the public can help victims of the recent flooding.   Volunteers are needed in the field for intake and referral efforts.  If you or your business are interested in assisting with these efforts, please e-mail forjobs@wvchamber.com so we […]

By June 27, 2016 Read More →

When will West Virginia recover?

By Don Smith WV Press Executive Director It’s been four days since the flood. State and national officials have declared much of the state a disaster area. The recovery has started. But when will the flood recovery end? We should not consider the flood recovery finished until the elderly women stop crying. Saturday, at Capital High […]

By June 26, 2016 Read More →

Assistance for W.Va. flood victims increases; donations, help needed

By Jennifer Gardner The Charleston Gazette-Mail and By Jess Mancini Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the people wanting to help the victims of flooding in West Virginia, there are ways to help. And for people needing help, more and more local, state and federal resources are coming online. Donations can be made […]

By June 24, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces Initiative to help low-income homebuyers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has announced a new initiative that will help West Virginia’s low-income residents turn their dreams of homeownership into a reality. “For so many in our state, homeownership is out of reach. They work hard and save, but there are just too many barriers. The 502 Direct Loan Program opens up […]

Gov. Tomblin: State of Emergency, response efforts continue in flooded areas
By June 24, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin: State of Emergency, response efforts continue in flooded areas

Damage extensive in parts of state CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 24, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said today that state and local emergency officials are working to ensure the safety of residents across the state.   “The flooding we experienced Thursday and into today is among the worst in a century for some parts of […]

Gov. Tomblin names Stadelman Chief of Staff
By June 22, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin names Stadelman Chief of Staff

  Former newspaper publisher replaces outgoing chief of staff, Charlie Lorensen CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Chris Stadelman has been named chief of staff. The appointment will take place effective Friday.                       “As we tackle the challenges that lie ahead, I’m […]

By June 21, 2016 Read More →

Jefferson County Commissioner Bell facing 3 felonies

By Rob Snyder The Spirit of Jeffferson CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. ‚ Jefferson County Commissioner Eric Bell has been charged with three felonies, sex offenses that could send put him behind bars for more than a quarter-century. The 37-year-old Republican, a Navy veteran, was elected to a six-year term on the commission in 2014. Bell appeared […]

Nominations for Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award open until July 1
By June 17, 2016 Read More →

Nominations for Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award open until July 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award through July 1. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the West Virginia Press Association. It’s given each year in recognition of an individual’s service to the newspapers in the state, the West Virginia Press Association and to the individual’s […]