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Vote for the Next Wild Wondering WV Story
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:53:26 +0000
It's time for you to choose the next story for Wild, Wondering West Virginia , our series devoted to answering questions about the Mountain State. Last time, you voted for Bonnie Brown's question abou...
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‘Clean’ Pay Raise Bill Zips Through House Finance, Heads to Floor
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:53:02 +0000
With the omnibus education bill effectively dead, the House of Delegates has turned its attention to providing pay raises for all state employees, including teachers and service personnel. The lower c...
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Retired U.S. Marshal in W.Va. Tax Dispute
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:36:16 +0000
The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state of West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against a retired U.S. marshal when it excluded him from a more generous tax break given to onetime state law ...
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Aging in Appalachia: Seniors Want to Stay at Home as They Age -- But is That the Best Option?
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:33:32 +0000
The percentage of West Virginia adults aged 60 and older is growing more rapidly than any other part of the population. And most of them, like 91-year-old Paige Omohundro, want to stay home as they ag...
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Wary of Lawmakers, Teachers Continue Strike
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000
On this West Virginia Morning, despite the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killing a long, sweeping and controversial education reform package, teachers and school employees will be off t...
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Unions Call For Day 2 of Teacher Strike, Cite the Slight Chance that SB 451 Could Be Revived
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:59:29 +0000
Despite the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killing a long, sweeping and controversial education reform package, teachers and school employees will be off the job for a second day Wednesd...
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W.Va. House Energy Committee Passes Stripped-Down Water Quality Standards
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:51:06 +0000
A West Virginia House committee on Tuesday, Feb. 19, voted down an amendment that would have restored the state’s water quality standards to the version originally proposed by state environmental regu...
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‘Omnibus’ Education Reform Bill is Dead, Or Is It?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:24:47 +0000
Teachers and school workers were on strike in 54 of West Virginia’s 55 counties Tuesday. But shortly after 12:30 p.m., the controversial education bill, which drove them out of school, was postponed i...
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Teachers Warily Celebrate Tabled Education Reform Bill
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:12:18 +0000
Teachers and service personnel in the Northern Panhandle joined picket lines this morning and were on their way home before a typical school day would have closed. Many teachers were relieved, but une...
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House of Delegates Votes To Postpone Action Indefinitely on Omnibus Education Bill
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:45:57 +0000
Editor's Note: A previous headline on this story said the House killed the education omnibus education bill. While the vote today makes it difficult for the bill to survive, there are still some techn...
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Teachers Union Calls Strike to Protest Education Reform Bill
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:00 +0000
On this West Virginia Morning, Schools across the state are closed after leaders of West Virginia teacher and school service personnel unions announced a statewide strike. The announcement of a strike...
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W.Va. Teacher, School Service Personnel Unions Announce 2nd Strike in as Many Years
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:55:09 +0000
Updated February 18, 2019 at 7:27 p.m. Leaders of West Virginia teacher and school service personnel unions have announced a statewide strike will begin Tuesday. That announcement came at a Monday new...
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Senate Considers House Amended Education Reform Bill, But With Changes
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:30:55 +0000
Late in the afternoon on Monday, the West Virginia Senate took up SB 451 – comprehensive education reform – as amended by the House of Delegates. But the upper chamber provided its own amendment to th...
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Update: Senate Adopts Amendment to Reinstate ESAs, Boost Charter Schools to 7 in 'Omnibus' Bill
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:55:51 +0000
Updated on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at 7:58 p.m. The West Virginia Legislature continued a back and forth Monday on a long, sweeping and controversial education reform bill. The upper chamber adopted an ...
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As Opioid Crisis Affects A New Generation, Experts Study Long-Term Effects Of Prenatal Exposure
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:15:11 +0000
Sue Meeks has worked with children for years as a registered nurse. Meeks manages the family navigator program at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Several year...
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Researchers Explore Long-Term Effects of In-Utero Drug Exposure
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000
On this West Virginia Morning, the opioid crisis is hitting a new generation in the Ohio Valley with thousands of babies born affected by drugs in the womb. Doctors call it neonatal abstinence syndrom...
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EPA Issues Violations to Chemical Company in N.C., W.Va.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:44:25 +0000
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chemical company may have broken federal law by failing to notify the agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds....
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Mountain Valley Pipeline Under Criminal Investigation
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:03:53 +0000
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. The natural gas pipeline's parent company said in recent corporate filings with the SEC that i...
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Reporters Recap Contentious Week at the Capitol
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:34:29 +0000
SB 451 – comprehensive education reform – is now back in the Senate, and the chamber is expected next week to consider the massive bill as amended by the House of Delegates. In this reporter roundtabl...
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Alderson Broaddus sophomore takes a look at history of WQAB
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:17:35 +0000
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's latest addition to its network of radio transmitters has a long history of serving North Central West Virginia. Alderson Broaddus University student reporter Lauren...
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