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April-18-2017

After 1 year of program, no reports of naloxone used in Cabell schools
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

School nurses in Cabell County have carried the drug naloxone for one year, but Superintendent Bill Smith says, fortunately, the drug has not been administered to anyone in the school system.

“We have not had the horror of having a child succumb to an overdose in the schools and that to me is good, but we just need to be prepared,” Smith told MetroNews...

April-18-2017

State board OKs computer science courses to satisfy math, science credits
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

In a voice vote with no nays heard, the West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday approved providing computer science courses that public high school students can take to satisfy math and science graduation requirements.

The standards revision creating those classes also establishes one middle school computer science course, Discovering...

April-13-2017

Justice vetoes budget passed by Legislature
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice this afternoon vetoed a budget passed by the state Legislature on Saturday, saying signing the budget would be like “signing our death certificate.”

Justice referred to “nothing burgers” and “mayo sandwiches,” two food props he used earlier in the legislative session, before unveiling a third platter continuing “bull you-know-what,” in the governor’s...

April-13-2017

Lawmakers await Justice decision on budget
Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Whatever Gov. Jim Justice decides to do Thursday with the budget bill will impact state lawmakers.

Justice will make his decision known in a 2 p.m. news conference in the Lower Rotunda.

During an appearance Wednesday on MetroNews “Talkline,” state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Trump (R-Morgan) said Justice should sign the $4.1 billion spending plan into law.

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April-12-2017

Senate president now says Justice should sign budget bill
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A day after saying he hoped negotiations would continue between Gov. Jim Justice and the Legislature on a budget compromise, Senate President Mitch Carmichael changed direction, calling on the governor Tuesday to sign the $4.102 billion budget bill lawmakers passed Sunday.

“While I realize this budget is not what the governor wants, I believe it’s a...

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