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May 1, 2018

NEA Director re-elected; Executive Committee members elected and top awards handed out during WVEA’s annual Delegate Assembly
WVEA Communications Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The West Virginia Education Association held its annual Delegate Assembly April 27-29 in Charleston and re-elected NEA Director Kim Bonnett to a new three-year term. Bonnett is a teacher at Leading Creek Elementary in Lewis County. As NEA Director, she serves as the WVEA...

May 10, 2018

Republican: Teachers, unions, positive campaign helped unseat incumbent
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette Mail

Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, said he believes a combination of support from teachers, school service personnel and union members, along with voters' irritation with his opponent's relentlessly negative campaign, led to his sweeping victory Tuesday in the 11th Senatorial District Republican primary.

Hamilton unseated first-term incumbent Sen...

May 14, 2018

Lindsay credits teachers' votes as difference in tight 8th District primary win
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette Mail

After a narrow, 325-vote margin of victory Tuesday in the 8th Senatorial District Democratic primary, Charleston lawyer Richard Lindsay credited district teachers for putting him over the top.

"Teachers and school service personnel made the difference," said Lindsay, who was endorsed by the political action arms of both state teachers'...

May 21, 2018

Task force IDs PEIA complaints
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette Mail

With the PEIA Task Force about midway through its series of 21 public hearings statewide, member Helen Matheny updated a legislative interim committee on PEIA on the major issues emerging from those proceedings.

"There are three main areas we've been hearing consistently," Matheny said of issues with accessibility, affordability and predictability.

She said accessibility is a major...