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West Virginia’s blue ribbon higher education panel pushes legislation quietly

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn’t had a full meeting since December and never met the deadline for their final report. Yet, a number of their proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative session. These include a $12.8 million budget […]

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Drug company: Bankruptcy ‘is an option’

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — As cities and states across the nation grapple with the opioid epidemic and point the finger at the drug manufacturing and distribution industries, Purdue Pharma says bankruptcy is an “option,” The Washington Post reports. The city of Huntington and Cabell County have filed two of more than 1,600 lawsuits filed […]

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WVU fourth-year medical students learn their residency placements through technology, tradition

WVU fourth-year medical students learn their residency placements through technology, tradition

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — They might be practicing in state-of-the-art hospitals or using the latest digital charting software, but for West Virginia University School of Medicine fourth-year students, it’s an old-fashioned white envelope that sealed their residency placement fates during Friday’s Match Day events. Match Day is a national celebration where medical students learn […]

By March 18, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Jerome Gilbert: The future is looking bright at Marshall

Jerome Gilbert: The future is looking bright at Marshall

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Spring signals the rebirth of nature, and with it comes feelings of optimism, hope and anticipation for many of us. The beginning of the new season is also experienced on campus as faculty, staff and students prepare for midterms, spring break and graduation. Tied perfectly to spring itself is the […]

By March 13, 2019 Read More →
Opinion: No progress on implementation of Automatic Voter Registration

Opinion: No progress on implementation of Automatic Voter Registration

By Delegate Andrew Robinson D-Kanawha County, 36th District In 2016, the West Virginia Legislature passed legislation to implement Automatic Voter Registration. Automatic Voter Registration changes our voter registration process at the Division of Motor Vehicles from drivers opting-in to becoming a registered voter to allowing those not interested to opt-out of registering to vote. Our current Governor […]

By March 8, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: WV Citizens for Clean Elections says Legislature poised to bring more money, less transparency into WV politics

Opinion from WV Citizens for Clean Elections:   By Julie Archer WV Citizens for Clean Elections Despite the way practically every West Virginia voter — Republican or Democrat — feels about the state of our politics and money’s role in it, West Virginia politicians are charging ahead with SB 622 — the bill no one asked […]

By March 7, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair set for Friday

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — The Parkersburg News & Sentinel will hold a Job Fair 11-2 p.m. Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna. More than two dozen companies will participate in the free event, some conducting interviews at the site during the fair, […]

By March 14, 2019 Read More →
WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship, summer Internship applications for 2019-20

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship, summer Internship applications for 2019-20

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 Summer Internships at West Virginia newspapers and 2019-20 college scholarships. If awarded, there will be three $3,000 paid internships. The WVPAF also assists with unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia.    If scholarships […]

By March 11, 2019 Read More →

WVPA Hall of Fame accepting nominations for Class of 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is now accepting nominations for the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame committee welcomes written nominations, which must include a brief biographical sketch. In order to be nominated and elected to the Hall of Fame, a person had to have an “outstanding” […]

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Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer of Wheeling wins Adam R. Kelly Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Press Association honors advertising excellence at convention

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, The Times Record and Roane County Reporter, Moorefield Examiner earn top honors CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2018 West Virginia Press Association’s Advertising Awards Competition.   The General Excellence Award winners are The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington in […]

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Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

Advertising excellence, lively panel discussions highlight WVPA Convention 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association recognized winners in the Better Newspaper Contest: Advertising Friday at the first whole day of the WVPA Convention 2018. In addition to the advertising awards luncheon, convention-goers participated in panels on the future of social security — which featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, — legal advertising, non-traditional […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent News

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Jazz hands! Four-state region’s 36th Annual Concert and Show Choir Festival coming this weekend to Martinsburg

Jazz hands! Four-state region’s 36th Annual Concert and Show Choir Festival coming this weekend to Martinsburg

By EMILY KEEFER The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — According to Katie Schramm, choir director at Martinsburg High School, the largest choir festival in the four-state region is returning to the stage at Martinsburg High School on Friday and Saturday. “Show choir is like an 18-minute Broadway show, so it is very entertaining,” Schramm said. “Instead […]

By March 18, 2019 Read More →

Preliminary survey finds West Virginia teachers seeing more kids affected by addiction

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly three-fourths of about 2,200 public school teachers and counselors who responded to a survey say they have seen a recent increase in the number of students in their schools affected by addicted parents and caregivers in their homes. About half of those who reported a rise […]

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