Author: WV Press Sharing

W.Va. Legislative Interims: WVDNR outlines scope of operation in Wildlife Management Areas, other programs

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Natural Resources oversees 112 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), encompassing 1,485,920 acres located throughout the state, and focuses on habitat and forest management, according to information provided Sunday during the West Virginia Legislature’s November Interim meetings. Members[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislative Interims: Report finds ‘Better delivery of service to West Virginians’ key for DHHR

By Matt Young, WV Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – With the recent release of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources report – “Organization Assessment & Strategic Plan” – the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability (LOCHHRA) heard testimony Sunday from both Meghan Bourne[Read More…]

WVU Extension helping veterans learn about agriculture through partnership with Operation Welcome Home

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Veterans and community members are gaining career knowledge and tools through agriculture as part of a cooperative effort between West Virginia University Extension and Operation Welcome Home, a project designed to support military members moving from active-duty service to civilian life. The Veterans in Agriculture Training program, made possible through a grant[Read More…]

West Virginia Auditor’s Fraud Unit working to prevent officials’ misuse of public money; 40 convictions in less than four years

Along with investigators, Unit uses Artificial Intelligence platform to analyze P-card transactions by public employees By Matt Young WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “I’ve been an investigator and a prosecutor for three-decades now, and I couldn’t make heads or tails of what the reports were trying to say. It was[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Smashing pumpkins expected during return of WVU Pumpkin Drop on Friday

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has issued the following media advisory: After a two-year hiatus, West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources hosts students and teachers for the 33rd Pumpkin Drop.   WHAT: Hundreds of elementary, middle[Read More…]

Business and Education leaders discuss strategies to help WV students ‘Grow Your Own Career Pathway’ 

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 200 business, community and education leaders participated Tuesday in The Education Alliance’s West Virginia Education Summit. This year’s Summit focused on strategies to help West Virginia students ‘Grow Your Own Career Pathways.’  The event, hosted by The Education Alliance and held[Read More…]

West Virginia Association of County Officials adopt Governor Justice’s bill on taxes as policy priority

WVACo in opposition to Amendment 2, citing loss of county government’s constitutional authority over revenue WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Association of County Officials (WVACo) Board of Directors this week met for their annual fall board meeting and voted as their main priority for the 2023[Read More…]

Community newspaper reporting and content have never been more relevant

Brett Wesner, Chair National Newspaper Association Newspaper reporting and content have never been more relevant.  We all have stories of readers desperately seeking reliable information about COVID-19 during the pandemic and turning to us to deliver accurate national and state health departments’ evolving assessments as well as local reporting on[Read More…]