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By Brad McElhinny, Wv MetroNews

April 21, 2020

A majority of West Virginia’s Supreme Court has upheld the right to work law that has been argued in the court system for years after it first passed the state’s Republican majority Legislature.

The act said people may choose to be employed in unionized workplaces without actually joining the union or paying regular union dues. Unions contended that represented a “taking” of representation without fair compensation.



By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice hinted Monday there will soon be an announcement about what will happen with the schools in the state after April 30.

That’s currently the last day of Justice’s previous closure order. He said he met with state School Superintendent Clayton Burch Monday to discuss the next step.

“Clayton is on top of this in every way. I think you’ll be hearing from...


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...