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November-06-2015

Kessler says WV needs more tax money
By David Gutman, Political Reporter SAM OWENS | Gazette-Mail

Jeff Kessler, Democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia, talks to members of the Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial board Thursday in the newsroom. Kessler is the minority leader of the state Senate and previously served as Senate president and chairman of that chamber’s Judiciary Committee.

It’s going to take increased state spending and investment...

November-05-2015

Crowd vents frustrations at Martinsburg PEIA hearing
By Samantha Cronk, The Journal

MARTINSBURG -- Heated opinions were exchanged Tuesday as more than 300 residents attended a public hearing on proposed changes to the Public Employees Insurance Agency, which affects any state-employed worker, such as teachers and school service personnel.

The PEIA finance board hosted a public hearing presentation on the proposed $120 million in cuts to benefits, totaling...

November-04-2015

Educators frustrated with changes in Wetzel County
By Lauren Matthews, Wetzel Chronicle

Tensions were high Monday night as several Wetzel County educators spoke out against the board of education regarding changes recently made in system.

The educators' frustrations came to a head after a recent petition, filed by concerned Wetzel County parent Christina Coulter, called for the board's removal of new superintendent Leatha Williams.

The petition has...

November-03-2015

Teens Spend 'Astounding' Nine Hours a Day in Front of Screens: Researchers
BY MAGGIE FOX AND ERIKA EDWARDS

American teenagers spend an "astounding" nine hours a day with digital technology, entertaining themselves with streaming video, listening to music and playing games, researchers reported Tuesday.

And "tweens" aged 8 to 12 are spending six hours with media, the non-profit group Common Sense Media reports.

That's is in addition to using digital...

November-03-2015

PEIA Holds Public Meeting, Proposed Benefit Cuts Have People Upset
Written by Ryan Petrovich

It was a jammed packed house for the Public Employees Insurance Agencies' Finance Board public meeting. Hundreds of people gathered to hear the proposed plans and voice their concerns. 

State law prevents PEIA from raising premiums for active employees, so deductibles will rise. It will be a $...

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