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Save the Date: WV Press Legislative Lookahead set for Friday, Jan. 6, in Charleston

WV Press Legislative Media Social is Feb. 2, Convention is Aug. 11-12 WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The annual West Virginia Press Association Legislative Lookahead is set for Friday, Jan. 6, in-person at the West Virginia Culture Center on the Capitol Complex in Charleston.  The preview of the 2023 Legislative[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…]

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…]

Morgan County EMS nationally recognized

Morgan County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus award for its commitment to offering rapid and research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attacks, ultimately saving lives. Each year, more than 250,000 people experience a type of heart attack known[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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