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WVPA to share photos from boys state basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association plans to provide photos from the opening rounds of the West Virginia State Boys Basketball Tournament, which starts Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center. The WVPA will provide two action photos of each of the six games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.[Read More…]

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Blog: wvpress extra — The 2014 Hoops Challenge

  A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith Posted March 16, 2014: The West Virginia girls’ basketball state tournament was an exciting challenge for the WVPA staff. Our plans called for providing a few photos, but when we realized The Associated Press was not covering any games on Wednesday, Thursday[Read More…]

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Let the sun shine

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — This week marks the celebration of “Sunshine Week.” And, no, this is not a sarcastic reference to our recent weather. Rather, it is a reminder of our freedoms, and the right to transparent, responsible government to which all citizens in our republic[Read More…]

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Wood County Schools probe teacher’s FB post

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Facebook post by a Parkersburg South High School teacher that ignited a controversy over the weekend is under investigation by Wood County Schools, officials said on Monday. David Foggin, a science teacher at Parkersburg South, on Friday posted a photo of a meeting announcement for the[Read More…]

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Secrecy trend undermines good government

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The best way to ensure good government is to demand that it act openly. But more and more, governments at all levels are closing the door to journalists and the public about information regarding its actions. Such secrecy makes it difficult for[Read More…]

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Not a good way to start a week in March

MORGANTOWN — Getting to work on St. Patrick’s Day was a wee bit dicey for drivers Monday morning, March 17. Three inches or better of the white stuff coated Monongalia and Preston counties, slickening roadways and causing a handful of minor wrecks across the area. While the snow came fast[Read More…]

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Open government first step toward good government

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — This is national Sunshine Week, which has nothing to do with the weather and everything to do with good government. Sponsored by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, this annual initiative promotes[Read More…]

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He’s Mr. Multimedia

A blog post by Charleston Daily Mail Editor and Publisher Brad McElhinny Marcus Constantino is a can-do kind of guy. You might see his work in the form of stories, photo or video. He received praise recently for his compilation of an interactive, multimedia timeline from the West Virginia water[Read More…]

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