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November-07-2016

Emails show White lobbied for state Board of Education VP position
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Bill White publicly accused fellow West Virginia Board of Education members last year of making a “back room deal” to select the board’s three officers, and told a reporter twice after the July 2015 board vote — in which he wasn’t named one of the leaders — that he didn’t want an officer position.

But about a month and a half before the vote on...

November-04-2016

1st report cards on West Virginia public schools delayed
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

It’ll be late November at the earliest before the first report cards for the Mountain State’s public schools from the new West Virginia A-F School Accountability System are released to students, parents and school communities.

The state Department of Education is pushing back a previously scheduled Nov. 10 announcement date for those grades at the request of county...

November-03-2016

WV Supreme Court rules against unions in teacher definition case 
By Ryan Quinn, WV Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously reversed Wednesday a ruling that favored state education unions, in a case stretching back to 2011 and dealing with whom is defined as a “teacher.”

The high court reversed Monongalia Circuit Court Judge Phillip D. Gaujot’s June 2015 ruling that “interventionists” who work in Monongalia’s public school system must be...

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...

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