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November-02-2016

Justice hosts roundtable discussion with state workers, retirees in Charleston
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice told state workers and retirees in Charleston Tuesday, one week before Election Day, “you are the key to our economic engine.”

Justice, the owner of the Greenbrier Resort, hosted a roundtable discussion at Embassy Suites to hear from employees concerned about higher deductibles, premiums, copays and...

October-31-2016

Commentary: Remember in November
By Ken Hall, For The Charleston Gazette Opinion page

Shortly after the last election cycle in 2014, when West Virginia Republicans took control of both the Senate and House, the Teamsters Union sounded the alarm that Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead would pursue an out-of-state corporate agenda that was against the interest of the vast majority of West Virginians.

And we were right to sound the...

October-31-2016

Anti-union group not reporting political activity
By Andrew Brown, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

An anti-union group linked to organizations involved in campaign violations in Montana and allegedly unreported political contributions in Iowa has mailed pro-Republican political material to voters in West Virginia, while not reporting that activity to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Letters obtained by the Gazette-Mail show that a group operating under the...

October-28-2016

Problems abound in Wayne school construction project featured in ad
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A Wayne County elementary school construction project that is the subject of a controversial gubernatorial campaign ad turns out, apparently, to be riddled with problems, the executive director of the West Virginia School Building Authority has confirmed.

“It’s pretty unusual for that many things to be rejected,” David Sneed said of three...

October-25-2016

High school graduation rate hits all-time high
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More high school students are graduating in West Virginia than ever before now, with just under 90 percent of the seniors in the Class of 2016 collecting diplomas.

“I’m very hopeful for the Class of 2017 that they will be the first class to carry us over the threshold of 90 percent and then we go even higher because, for me, when one child drops out of high...

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