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Organized labor ready to challenge Right to Work in court
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

Six months since the West Virginia Legislature passed Right to Work legislation, organized labor is ready to go to court to seek an injunction to block the measure.  The new law was described by supporters during the debate as a bid to drop a requirement of union membership as a condition of employment.  Union groups contend the measure amounted to an unfair taking of...


Report finds WV’s public higher education institutions have $2.7 billion impact on state
By Carrie Hodousek , WV MetroNews

The state Higher Education Policy Commission hopes the $2.7 billion impact that West Virginia’s colleges and universities have on the state’s economy will prevent budget cuts to higher education.

“Rather than just to say ‘hey, we can save a lot of money by closing or consolidating certain institutions, you really need to also have an...


Allegations grow over mismanagement in Logan County schools
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

Allegations of misspending of Logan County school funds on wedding paraphernalia may only be the tip of the iceberg.  Logan County School Board President Paul Hardesty confirmed the purchase of the questionable items during Monday’s MetroNews Talkline.

“They were purchased at the Logan County Board of Education.  They were purchased with the sate P-Card. Most, if...


Like Herbert Hoover, flooded Clendenin Elementary to close
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — Clendenin Elementary School will be the second in Kanawha County to shut its doors in the wake of devastating flooding on June 23.

The Kanawha County School Board announced Wednesday evening in a special public meeting that due to damage that amounts to 97 percent of its $3.7 million value according to FEMA, the school will close and be replaced...


Kanawha teachers return to school following flooding
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

ELKVIEW, W.Va. — Teachers are back in Kanawha County Schools Wednesday, but for some, it will be the first time they’ve seen their classrooms since the historic June flood.

“Some of them haven’t seen their rooms since they left back in June, so they don’t really totally understand what they’re going to be coming in and facing, a lot of them,” said Melissa Lovejoy,...