WVPA Sharing

Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities

WVPA advises member newspapers to have staff attend Lookahead, Legislative Interims and obtain Legislative Press Credentials during Jan. 6 visit to Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Newspapers sending staff members to the Jan. 6 Legislative Lookahead —  sponsored by The Associated Press, AP member editors and the West Virginia Press Association — can get a great […]

Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment

By Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph VIVIAN, W.Va. — Train traffic through McDowell County is one of the constants of life, and when a major derailment occurs, alarms go up throughout the region. “We’re lucky it happened where it happened and when it happened,” Jimmy Gianato, director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security […]

WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue

By BRANFORD MARKS, CAROLINE SZWED and BRANDON HITE Mountaineer News Service   MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — It’s happened to all of us: you come home excited to get caught up on your favorite show on Netflix or turn on your laptop to check your Facebook and you get a pop-up saying no connection. You can blame […]

WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015

By MICHELLE DEEHAN, JOE NELSON and LAKEN VITA Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tyler DeAntonis is a college student with money issues other than textbook fees on his mind. He is part of a distinct statistic. According to The United States Government Accountability Office, 20 percent of college students in the United States between the […]

Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seven activists from around the state have been recognized as heroes for fighting child poverty. The seven were presented framed certificates and bright red hero capes by the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition during its annual meeting here. Honored were: Rick Hodges: […]

Kids Health: Anti-poverty coalition finalizes legislative agenda
By December 26, 2013 Read More →

Kids Health: Anti-poverty coalition finalizes legislative agenda

Group seeks higher minimum wage and targets meth, tobacco and soft drinks By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — After months of meetings and discussions, the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition’s approved 2014 state legislative agenda focuses on issues ranging from increasing the minimum wage to adding 30 […]

By December 18, 2013 Read More →

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editor Jim Smith dead at 65

PARKERSBURG – Executive Editor James C. Smith of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has died. He was 65. His death was confirmed Wednesday morning. Further details were not immediately available. More information will be in Thursday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.   http://tinyurl.com/lomn4g6

The Register-Herald in Beckley hiring multimedia reporter and online editor
By December 11, 2013 Read More →

The Register-Herald in Beckley hiring multimedia reporter and online editor

The Register-Herald, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., is seeking a multimedia reporter  and an online editor. Both positions come with the company’s full benefit package. Multimedia reporter to cover Fayette County — This position includes a wide range of coverage, including breaking news, enterprise, courts, government and features. Ideal candidate is self-starting with a strong work ethic. This position also […]

By December 9, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Exquisite writing leaves an impression

By James A. Haught The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the West Virginia Book Festival was canceled because of the Kanawha library’s money crisis, a pang of loss was felt among lovers of writing. Then longtime Gazette staffer Susan Williams asked readers to remember special books that affected their lives. All this prodded me […]

WVPA Sharing: Courage seen as currency of political activism
By December 9, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Courage seen as currency of political activism

Coalition leader’s book provides insight to ‘Our Children, Our Future’          Editor’s Note: The following is part of the West Virginia Press Association’s series on the “Our Children, Our Future” coalition. The association is following the coalition’s efforts to develop and push legislation to combat child poverty during the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. By George Hohmann West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — […]

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