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By Douglas Soule, Mountain State Spotlight

October 29, 2020

The two towers rivaled the height of the neighboring school.

An assortment of slides slithered from the towers, which rose from opposing ends of a criss-cross of ladders, stairs and playground equipment. Grass and weeds grew up in scattered tufts in the mulch below. 

While students can attend in-person classes twice a week at Kellogg Elementary School in Huntington, the playground is...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

October 27, 2020

In 2016, Democrat Glenn Jeffries defeated the incumbent senator, moderate Republican Chris Walters.

Now, seeking re-election for the first time, Jeffries faces a whole different type of opponent: Kathie Hess Crouse.

They’re competing in the 8th state senatorial district, which covers all of Putnam County east of the Kanawha River and all of Kanawha County north of the river and U.S. 119....


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

October 22, 2020

The latest challenge to the coronavirus map that determines the status of West Virginia classrooms is set for a Friday afternoon hearing in a socially-distanced courtroom.

The West Virginia Education Association sued the state, saying the map has been adjusted over and over with the intended outcome of keeping classrooms open and football games on the field.

“With the constant changes to the map...