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April-21-2016

State budget battle becomes even more complicated
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The challenge of crafting the state budget for Fiscal Year 2017 continues behind closed doors in Charleston.  However, those inside the budget talks between the House, Senate, and Tomblin administration indicate there may be work to do on the current state budget as well.

The state Tax Department is expected to announce soon the state is falling farther...

April-19-2016

Justice holds education forum at Tamarack
By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald Reporter

Teachers and service personnel from around the region had the ear of Jim Justice Monday evening at a private event where the Democratic gubernatorial candidate listened to what it means to be in education in West Virginia.

And at one point, Justice was shaking his head in disbelief.

About 25 people sat around a table with Justice and told him about working second...

April-19-2016

WVEA celebrates 150th anniversary at annual meeting

Delegate Assembly also elects officers, presents awards to guests
WVEA Communications Division- press release

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Education Association celebrated its 150th anniversary during its annual meeting, the Delegate Assembly, held April 15-17 in Charleston.

“On this milestone anniversary,...

April-18-2016

Voter registration deadline quickly approaching
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in West Virginia’s Primary Election.

In the last week, the Secretary of State’s Office saw a surge of over 10,000 people who interacted with their online voter registration portal.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant credited Facebook and other social media sites for asking users if they’ve registered to vote yet.

“I...

April-18-2016

Cabell school nurses to begin administering naloxone for opioid overdoses
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

School nurses in Cabell County will soon be allowed to administer the drug naloxone if a student or adult on campus experiences an opioid overdose.

“We’re just trying to be proactive and be prepared in case that would happen,” said Todd Alexander, assistant superintendent of Cabell County Schools.

The state Board of Education approved a...

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