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State board to take up Martirano resignation
By WV MetroNews staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education meets in regular session Wednesday afternoon and will take up the resignation letter of state School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano.

Martirano announced last month that he’ll serve through next June and then take a job closer to his children in Maryland. Martirano’s wife died earlier this year and he’s said he needs to be...


Report: Large portions of families' income needed to pay for W.Va. higher education
By Bill Frye Register-Herald Reporter

A new report compiled by the Southern Regional Education Board details how much the Mountain State’s higher education costs affect the state’s families.

The report was commissioned by the SREB through the Higher Education Policy Institute to detail data and trends to assist state policymakers in “assessing the dimensions of the...


Kiss to recommend spending cuts to Tomblin; revenues down $80 million
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

State Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said Tuesday his office will be making recommendations to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in the next few weeks on how to cut the current state budget after the latest revenue collections missed estimates.

September tax collections fell short by $32.2 million putting the state behind $81.2 million after the first three months of the...


Gubernatorial debate format will be more traditional
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The first of two debates in the race for governor in West Virginia will take place Tuesday night at the Clay Center in Charleston when Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Justice and Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole take the stage at the Walker Theatre at 7 p.m.

The one-hour debate, sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association and West Virginia AARP, will be...


Kanawha school start date survey sees high number of responses
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

An online voting survey on the school start date in Kanawha County has seen several thousand responses, too many to be plausible according to the district’s superintendent.

Dr. Ron Duerring said the input on the survey, which was launched Sept. 16 and has four options, possibly will have to be altered.

“We’ve not done anything like this before, but we...