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Tom Miller Legislative Column looks at Budget shortfall

By Tom Miller For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —   It’s no secret that estimated state revenues for the 2014-2015 budget year beginning July 1, 2014, are about $100 million less than the operating budget recommended by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.  But legislative leaders made it clear here[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CO-PILOT HIJACKS PLANE BOUND FOR ROME[Read More…]

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WVU multimedia news features available to WVPA newspapers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va — West Virginia University, in cooperation with the West Virginia Press Association, has again agreed to make a number of multi-platform news and feature packages available to member newspapers of the WVPA. These are outstanding student-generated news packages for WVPA newspapers’ print and online editions.  Three story links are included with[Read More…]

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Advertising Advice: Proper Preparation for your sales calls means success

RALEIGH,  N.C. — It’s no secret that the more sales people know about their prospects – before they begin a sales presentation – the better their chances for successful outcomes. In advertising, this means learning prospects’ business and marketing histories, identifying major competitors and analyzing what they want to accomplish in their advertising. Since pre-presentation homework is such[Read More…]

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