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Walkout catches some Northern Panhandle school officials off guard

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — All public schools in the Northern Panhandle are closed today due to a statewide work stoppage by teachers and school service personnel that was called abruptly on Monday evening. Unions representing those workers made the move in response to an omnibus education bill pending […]

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WVU professor helps military families ‘navigate life outside the gate’

WVU professor helps military families ‘navigate life outside the gate’

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major challenge. Christopher Plein, the Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Service at West Virginia University, is working to address these challenges and needs through the Military […]

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Opinion

Editorial: W.Va. Legislature should not shelve ethics bill

From the Wheeling News-Register: Incredibly — or, if you have followed politics for a few years, perhaps not — an important ethics law in West Virginia exempts state legislators and other elected officials. Most state employees are banned from having financial interests in public contracts. That is, they cannot steer business toward companies in which […]

By February 17, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Public notice in newspapers keeps foxes away from the henhouses 

From The Public Notice Research Center: Why did our forefathers originally decide to enact public notice laws in the first place? After all, they were the government. Why didn’t they just publish the information they considered vital for citizens to know and be done with it? The answer is obvious: Because they knew it wasn’t wise simply […]

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This week in W.Va. House of Delegates

Release from the W.Va. House of Delegates for Feb. 15, 2019: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates this past week refined and advanced its proposal for comprehensive education reform for West Virginia schools. The House overwhelmingly passed on a bipartisan basis its alternative to Senate Bill 451 on Thursday, after more than a week of […]

By February 16, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

WV Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting set for Feb. 24 in South Charleston

WV Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting set for Feb. 24 in South Charleston

Press Release from West Virginia Natural Resources Commission: SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Division of Natural Resources Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South Charleston. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and make comments. […]

By February 18, 2019 Read More →

Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade set for May 11

Release from the West Virginia Strawberry Festival: BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The clip-clop of hooves will echo on city streets on May 11 as horse equestrian teams, carts, carriages and individual riders proceed along the 2.5 mile route for the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Horse and Carriage Parade. Set for Saturday May 11 at 3 p.m., this year’s parade […]

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Highmark Foundation now accepting applications for 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program

Highmark Foundation now accepting applications for 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program

Release from Highmark Foundation: PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Highmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 School Grant and Awards Program, which will make available a total of $425,000 for schools grades K-12 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable and […]

By February 8, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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

Incentive electric rates for new WV businesses are announced

By FRED PACE HD Media WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, are offering new or expanding businesses an extra incentive to operate in West Virginia — a discount on their electric service. “We’re looking at every possible tool we can provide to make our state more competitive on a national and international […]

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Intermediate appeals court bill passes W.Va. Senate

Intermediate appeals court bill passes W.Va. Senate

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nearly decade-long effort to create an intermediate appeals court underneath the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals took one step closer to creation Monday. The state Senate passed Senate Bill 266, the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, 17-16 Monday morning. “There is […]

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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 42nd Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities:  Nurses Unity Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Re­‐Entry and Recovery Day, Attorney General Rotunda.     SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber: 10:20 a.m. – Nurses Citation, […]

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