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June 26, 2017

SBA member criticizes development of alternate Nicholas County plan
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State School Building Authority member Tom Lange criticized SBA Executive Director Frank “Bucky” Blackwell and state School Superintendent Steve Paine Monday for a recent development involving the Nicholas County school system.

During Monday’s SBA meeting, Lange spoke out and said he didn’t like the way Blackwell and Paine worked together...

June 27, 2017

Auditor: Fiscal year to begin with 'no ill effects' from late budget passage
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months spent under the threat of a possible state government shutdown, the start of the 2018 Fiscal Year in West Virginia this coming Saturday will be a smooth one, according to state Auditor J.B. McCuskey.

No state government service or payroll disruptions are expected on July 1.

“By the good work of people in our...

June 28, 2017

West Virginians join thousands of others in Boston for NEA meeting
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2018 budget in West Virginia which will be in effect with the start of the new fiscal year on Saturday does not include the average two percent pay raise for classroom teachers Governor Jim Justice had proposed

“I’m disappointed that more of an emphasis wasn’t focused on public education,” Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia...

June 28, 2017

Manchin, Capito against U.S. Senate health care plan
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

WASHINGTON — As West Virginia’s Democratic senator continued opposing the health care bill being pushed by some of his colleagues, the state’s Republican senator came out Tuesday against the legislation.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he is still against repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law, while Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...

June 29, 2017

Nicholas school board president releases official statement on lawsuit
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County Board of Education President Gus Penix called the pending litigation against the State Board of Education “unfortunate” in a statement released to MetroNews Thursday morning.

“It is unfortunate that we had to involve the court in a local school board issue. We’re hopeful that the State Board of Education will...

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