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October-05-2016

Kiss to recommend spending cuts to Tomblin; revenues down $80 million
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

State Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said Tuesday his office will be making recommendations to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in the next few weeks on how to cut the current state budget after the latest revenue collections missed estimates.

September tax collections fell short by $32.2 million putting the state behind $81.2 million after the first three months of the...

October-04-2016

Gubernatorial debate format will be more traditional
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The first of two debates in the race for governor in West Virginia will take place Tuesday night at the Clay Center in Charleston when Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Justice and Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole take the stage at the Walker Theatre at 7 p.m.

The one-hour debate, sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association and West Virginia AARP, will be...

October-04-2016

Kanawha school start date survey sees high number of responses
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

An online voting survey on the school start date in Kanawha County has seen several thousand responses, too many to be plausible according to the district’s superintendent.

Dr. Ron Duerring said the input on the survey, which was launched Sept. 16 and has four options, possibly will have to be altered.

“We’ve not done anything like this before, but we...

October-04-2016

Kanawha school start date survey sees high number of responses
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

An online voting survey on the school start date in Kanawha County has seen several thousand responses, too many to be plausible according to the district’s superintendent.

Dr. Ron Duerring said the input on the survey, which was launched Sept. 16 and has four options, possibly will have to be altered.

“We’ve not done anything like this before, but we...

October-04-2016

Mary C. Snow principal wants off year-round calendar; calls scores tragic
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The new principal of Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary said Monday she’d like for the high-poverty area school to get off the year-round calendar.

Cheryl Plear said she had about 320 students show up to the Charleston school on its actual first day, July 12, but about a hundred more showed up about three weeks later, on Aug. 8, the date...

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