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By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

April 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Around 29 percent of West Virginia households have an “unmailable address” and state officials working on the 2020 U.S. Census response believe that is a major reason why numbers remain low.

Jill Upson, the Executive Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and member of the state’s Complete Count Commission told MetroNews that the census has been...


WVEA Delegate Assembly Moved to One-Day, Remote Meeting

Considering the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis, the WVEA Executive Committee has voted to hold a remote Delegate Assembly on Saturday, May 23.

“Our Delegate Assembly was originally scheduled on April 23-25 and was cancelled by the hotel. With social distancing and gathering restrictions in place it was unclear when we would be able to reschedule and hold a...


By Lacie Pierson, Charleston Gazette-Mail

April 14, 2020

The timeline of West Virginia’s 2020 Primary Election may have shifted by about a month, but the opportunities and voting processes remain the same.

Secretary of State Mac Warner on Tuesday reiterated that every West Virginian who is registered to vote can expect to receive an application to vote absentee in the mail within the next 10 days.

“If a registered voter doesn’t receive an...


By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 7, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Classroom teachers throughout West Virginia are reaching their students in various ways while outside of their classrooms because of the coronavirus.

Wayne County 4th Grade teacher Amber McCoy has been reading to her kids on Facebook and she’s set up a time for them to read back to her what they’ve written in their journals. She’s also been teaching various lessons through social media....


By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At some point Gov. Jim Justice is going to make a decision about whether the hundreds of school buildings across West Virginia will open again this school year or remain closed until next fall because of the coronavirus.

On several occasions last week, despite urgings from leading lawmakers and others to close the buildings for the duration of the term, Justice said he...