WVPA Sharing

Member newspaper- and West Virginia Press Association-generated news articles, series, photos, cartoons. This information is available for sharing and publication by other member newspapers.

Arch Coal’s Taylor County Operation earns top coal environmental award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Arch Coal’s Leer Mining Complex in Taylor County claimed the West Virginia’s top award for environmental stewardship — The Greenlands Award — during the West Virginia Coal Association’s 41st Annual Mining Symposium in Charleston. In presenting The Greenlands Award to Arch Coal, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney said, “This award is for their work to minimize adverse[Read More…]

FOIA battle in Wheeling noted by Columbia Journalism Review

A West Virginia paper stands its ground in a fight over guns and public records CHARLESTON, SC — A throwdown between a county sheriff and a small-town newspaper is showing once again how some local law enforcement officials oppose laws that make gun records public—and how they’re prepared to confront[Read More…]

Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition counted several pieces of legislation as victories in the just-completed sessions of the state Legislature, but organizers of the grassroots legislative movement think politics sent other bills to defeat. Stephen Smith, a member of the coalition’s Steering Committee, called the lawmaking “incredibly tumultuous.” Example: In early[Read More…]

Region’s largest construction and design exposition kicks off March 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry — the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition — opens March 26 at the Charleston Civic. “EXPO offers 80 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to structural design, project documentation, ethane development and state building codes. Led by some of the most[Read More…]

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…]

Employment Opportunity: Braxton Citizens’ News seeks full-time staffer

SUTTON, W.Va. — Braxton Citizens’ News is now accepting resumes  for a full-time position. Candidates must be be dependable, have proficient computer skills and able to work and thrive in a deadline-oriented setting. Resumes make be dropped off or mailed to 501 Main St., Sutton, W.Va. 26601. Candidates can e-mail[Read More…]

West Virginia girls basketball tournament photos featured

The West Virginia Press Association is providing its member newspapers with photos from the WV Girls Basketball Tournament in Charleston. These photographs are provided by the West Virginia Press Association staff members Chris Stadelman, Dalton Walker, Samantha Smith and Don Smith and the Putnam Standard’s Kelly Stadelman.  

Open government is good government

Sunshine Week, March 16-22 Join in a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.  Visit http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org  for information and resources. Sunshine week  

‘Our Children, Our Future’ coalition fights for state budget dollars

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the Legislature preparing for its special budget session, the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty is still arguing for a larger investment in the future of the state’s children. According to this statewide coalition of advocates for children and families, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposed budget cuts funding by $980,272 to children’s[Read More…]

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