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WVPA Sharing: Tom Miller Legislative Column for Jan. 26 posted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, on Jan. 21, announced his proposed legislation to give state government more clout in inspecting facilities like the one responsible for the recent chemical leak that left some 300,000 people in Kanawha County and the surrounding region without safe drinking water.          The legislation, titled the “West Virginia Source[Read More…]

McDowell delegate makes personal case for medical marijuana

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the legalization of recreational marijuana in other states amounting to millions in tax revenues, West Virginia’s bill that proposes to make the plant legal for medical use is modest by comparison. But Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, has some personal reasons for supporting[Read More…]

Mineral County town will keep fluoride in water

By Richard Kerns Mineral Daily News-Tribune KEYSER, W.Va. – In response to overwhelming public opposition to ending fluoridation, the city of Keyser will continue adding fluoride to its municipal water supply. “We are going to consider that item off the table,” Mayor Randy Amtower said at Wednesday night’s City Council[Read More…]

Charleston Gazette names assistant city editor

From the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lori Kersey has been named assistant city editor of The Charleston Gazette. Kersey is a native of Sissonville and received her bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Marshall University and her master’s degree in communications from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She has[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Jan. 24

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. EXPLOSIONS TARGET POLICE IN CAIRO Three near-simultaneous blasts,[Read More…]

WVPA Alert: Register now for Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 6

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association encourages all publishers, editors and advertising directors of WVPA member newspapers to register for 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[Read More…]

The Legislature Today featuring WVPA newspaper reporters during the session

Friday program brings print and broadcast together for Legislative spotlight CHARLESTON, W.Va. — News from the West Virginia Legislature takes a new form today when Charleston Daily Mail reporter Dave Boucher and the State Journal’s Ann Ali join West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Ashton Marra for a special segment of WVPB’s[Read More…]

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