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Opinion: Problem or Opportunity? 

Greg Kozera Shale Crescent USA A challenging week. Another tragic school shooting, the Russia- Ukraine war rages on, U.S.-China tensions high, storms blew through our area damaging property and knocking out power. A newly released Wall Street Journal poll found patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities defining our[Read More…]

Hatfield-McCoy Trails to partner with navigation application developer to provide mapping solutions for riders

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Hatfield-McCoy Trail (HMT) System is partnering with navigation application developer onX Offroad to provide a new way to safely navigate the trails in real-time. “The maps application currently on your phone may be useful for highway driving and finding an address, but these[Read More…]

New WVU scholarship program provides last-dollar-in assistance to qualifying first-time students

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will offer additional financial assistance to incoming first-time freshmen with the launch of the WVU Pledge, a last-dollar-in aid program for qualifying Promise Scholarship recipients, set to begin with the fall 2023 semester.  “It is imperative that we remove as many barriers as possible to allow[Read More…]

Facing with declining enrollment and financial shortfalls, WVU’s Gee sees smaller WVU in the future

See ‘State of the University’ address here: President Gee says ‘everything on the table’ in terms of cuts; announces new last-dollar-in scholarship program By Matt Young, WV Press Association MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “It is time to truly transform our university into one of relevancy without losing sight of who we[Read More…]

‘The Sky’s the Limit” EDTalks event set for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager International Airport

Education Alliance requests guests and media register online for free event By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Sky’s the Limit on Thursday as the Education Alliance hosts the latest in its “EDTalks” series – this time at Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager International[Read More…]

Charleston, W.Va., attorney David K. Hendrickson to launch new mediation and arbitration practice

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, , W.Va. – Long-time Charleston attorney, David K. Hendrickson, is launching a website to promote his thriving mediation and arbitration practice to help resolve litigious disputes quickly, efficiently and economically. Hendrickson is best known for his 40 years of trial experience as a litigator, but[Read More…]

Future in aviation now in reach for students enrolled in Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Education Alliance’s ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ EDTalks on Thursday being held at Bill Noe Flight School at CRW By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “At my peak, I’m sometimes flying four times a week. But on a slow week, it’ll be once or twice. Either way is[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU President Gee to outline strategic vision, new initiatives during State of the University address at 10 a.m. Monday

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia University’s news and information office has issued the following media advisory: WVU President Gordon Gee will outline the strategic vision and new initiatives planned for WVU during State of the University address on Monday. WHAT: West Virginia University spring State of the University address WHO: President Gordon[Read More…]

WVU experts argue against retirement age increases, noting threats to quality of life, health care and tax bases

‘Raising the retirement age in the U.S. is not about the quality of life for older adults’ WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University experts see threats to quality of life along with health care and tax bases in ongoing debates about increasing retirement ages in the United States and elsewhere. Julie[Read More…]

WVDNR hosting Archery in the Schools State Tournament today at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center

WV Press Release Sharing SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Students from 65 schools are participating in the 18th annual Archery in the Schools State Tournament on Saturday, March 25 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Members of the media who wish to cover the event should check in at the registration desk when[Read More…]

West Virginia International Yeager Airport and Kanawha County Public Library to celebrate Hercules on his 6th birthday

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) is pleased to announce the launch of a new children’s book “The Adventures of Hercules: A New Friend.” To celebrate, CRW is partnering with the Kanawha County Public Library (KCPL) to host a special storytime and birthday party[Read More…]

Opinion: Health Policy, the Social Safety Net, and the 2023 Legislative Session

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shares column By Rhonda Rogombe CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long faced significant health-related challenges, many of which could have been meaningfully addressed by bills introduced during the 2023 legislative session. While a couple of positive health-focused bills were passed by the legislature[Read More…]

Pierpont Community & Technical College, West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association accepting applicants for April 17-21 Landscape Technician Bootcamp in Fairmont

WV Press Release Sharing FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (WVNLA) is partnering with Pierpont Community & Technical College to conduct a Landscape Technician Bootcamp from April 17-21 for those interested in updated nursery and landscaping skills. Michael Biafore, chairman of the WVNLA Workforce Development Committee[Read More…]

Annual Multifest scheduled to begin Aug. 5 in Charleston, W.Va.

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Multifest, West Virginia’s longest-running, and largest festival dedicated to the celebration of diversity, will be returning to the Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, beginning on Aug. 5. The three-day event will feature art, music, education, cultural programs and cuisine designed to[Read More…]