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Media Advisory: Communities of Healing Winter Gathering in Beckley on Monday, Dec. 5

Additional Training Resources for Program Participants Among Topics WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. — Media are invited to cover the continuing progress of the Communities of Healing (COH) recovery to work model being administered throughout southern West Virginia.  The COH Winter Gathering will be held next Monday from 9:30 a.m.[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Zoom preview today at 2 p.m. today for USA Diving Winter National Championships in Morgantown

All media invited on WV Press Association-hosted zoom call for roundtable discussion of event WV Press News-Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All members of the media are invited to join a virtual roundtable discussion on the 2022 USA Diving Winter National Championships, which are being held Dec. 14-18 at the Aquatic Center[Read More…]

The Education Alliance kicks off 40th Anniversary with call to revitalize School Business Partnerships

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Education Alliance is kicking off its 40th anniversary by calling on school and business leaders to strengthen their partnerships to better serve the students of West Virginia. The past two years of the COVID pandemic have put many strains on schools and students.[Read More…]

Media Alert: WVPA office without internet and phone service; staff working to handle business as quickly as possible

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association office in Charleston is without internet, which also knocks its telephone service, and is working to handle business as quickly as possible. Employees are working from home and on cell phones to continue operations. Executive Director Don Smith requests media and others have[Read More…]

Elkins selected as Ascend West Virginia’s fourth community, joins Morgantown, Eastern Panhandle, Greenbrier Valley

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association ELKINS, W.Va. – Ascend West Virginia announced on Tuesday that the program’s fourth group of recruits will soon be making their way to the Mountain State.  Ascend’s newest class will be located in the greater Elkins community. Morgantown was selected as the program-area[Read More…]

West Virginia native and businessman Alexander Gaaserud launches 2024 campaign for U.S. Congress in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District in 2024

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alexander Gaaserud, West Virginia native and businessman, has announced the launch of his 2024 campaign for U.S. Congress in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District.  Gaaserud is a native and resident of Elkins and graduated from Elkins High School in 2010. He founded the Young[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Differences between Public Employees Retirement System and Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System discussed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement met on Tuesday during the last day of the November interim session. The only business before the committee was the proposal to transfer control of service regarding police and firefighters[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Experts testify additional policies needed to protect older residents from financial exploitation

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature should consider creating additional policies to help protect older residents from financial exploitation, according to experts.  “Financial exploitation is the biggest silent crime in the United States,” said Legal Aid of West Virginia Financial Exploitation[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Report presented on transformative system for early literacy

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability (LOCEA) met on Monday to hear reports regarding the “transformative system for early literacy,” as well as safety and security measures from representatives of the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). This[Read More…]

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