WVPA Sharing

By January 14, 2014 Read More →

Employment Opportunity: Herald-Dispatch in Huntington looking for political reporter

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va., a daily newspaper located in a city of about 50,000, is seeking a motivated, experienced reporter to cover local government primarily and state government periodically. A very competitive salary is available for the right candidate. Candidates should have 3-5 years experience, excellent reporting and writing skills and capable of […]

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Employment Opportunities: Civitas Media hiring reporters at three locations

LOGAN, W.Va. — Civitas Media in West Virginia and Kentucky is searching for “reporters with a nose for news” at three of its publications. The positions are full-time reporting slots with a negotiable salary level. Civitas Media is looking for reporters for openings at a weekly in Hazard, Ky., a twice-weekly in Prestonsburg, Ky., and a daily […]

WVPA Alert: Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Charleston Marriott Town Center
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Charleston Marriott Town Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Publishers, editors and advertising directors of all West Virginia Press Association member newspapers should mark their calendars and make travel arrangements for the WVPA’s 2014 Legislative Breakfast. This year’s event will be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street East, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Coffee and the breakfast buffet […]

By January 13, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: ‘Do Not Use’ water advisory for nine West Virginia counties still in place

Water distribution sites listed CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County’s Office of Emergency Services this morning reports that the “Do Not Use Water” advisory from West Virginia American Water Company has not been lifted for the nine counties involved in the ongoing water crisis in West Virginia. The public is advised to continue to monitor the news, radio […]

WVPA Sharing: Additional Water Crisis photos now available – Jan. 13
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Additional Water Crisis photos now available – Jan. 13

Distribution and delivery photos shared by Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W, Va. —  The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with two additional photos for the use of member newspapers with the water emergency stories. To avoid confusion, these photos were taken Sunday and are available as of Monday morning. The WVPA […]

By January 11, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: The Charleston Gazette’s Ken Ward Jr. reports on lack of contingency plan in water crisis

Why wasn’t there a plan?   Key players knew of potential for Elk River spill By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last February, Freedom Industries sent state officials a form telling them the company stored thousands of pounds of a coal-cleaning chemical called 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol in the storage tanks at its Etowah River Terminal. […]

By January 11, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Tom Miller’s First Legislative Column looks at State of State Speech

Governor to balance budget without major tax increases? By Tom Miller West Virginia Press Association             Charleston, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made no mention of any new state tax issues to lawmakers during his traditional address the first day of the 2014 Legislative Session here last week which suggests he hopes to balance […]

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WVPS Sharing: Photo for water emergency stories on Sunday.
By January 11, 2014 Read More →

WVPS Sharing: Photo for water emergency stories on Sunday.

CHARLESTON, W, Va. —  The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with another photo for your use with the water emergency stories on Sunday. The WVPA thanks Editor/Publisher Brad McElhinny and multimedia reporter Marcus Constantino for the photo below. It is provided for use  at your discretion in print and online at no additional […]

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By January 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Jeff Kessler, president of the West Virginia Senate

Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association hopes to provide our member newspapers with regular columns from the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Majority and Minority leaders in both chambers, along with the other State Constitutional Officers: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Commissioner of Agricultural. The following […]

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WVPA Sharing: Water contamination hurting business
By January 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Water contamination hurting business

Zombie apocalypse? No, Toxic Friday. With public drinking water contaminated and all restaurants and many businesses closed during a state of emergency, at 2:30 p.m Friday — normally an extremely busy time —  Capitol Street in Charleston, W.Va., was deserted. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in nine counties where West Virginia […]

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