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July-25-2019
  • By Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian

WHITE HALL — Bonnie Dunn’s mother gave up her only child just four days after giving birth.

The rest of Dunn’s life would be shaped by this decision. She ended up being raised by her grandparents who performed all the duties that would normally be done by parents.

“I don’t know where I would be today,” Dunn said. “My mom... lived with us for a while and then she remarried and left, but she had turned...

July-24-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia House of Delegates finally adjourned Tuesday its special legislative session on education, which Republican Gov. Jim Justice started and eventually expanded to include non-education-related bills.

Justice began the session, which gave lawmakers more time to pass laws than they usually get per year, in March. The Republican House speaker and Senate president had reconvened and recessed it a few times since without...

July-23-2019

How much of a bill do lawmakers actually write?

According to an article published earlier this year jointly by USA Today, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity, there were nearly 10,000 bills introduced in all 50 state legislatures from 2010 through 2018 that were almost identically copied from “...

July-22-2019

By Amelia Ferrell, Charleston Gazette-Mail

There are 10,522 homeless students in West Virginia, a number so large it could fill the state’s largest high school more than five times.

Homeless students account for nearly 4 percent of all students enrolled this past school year in kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year.

It means that if your child is in a class of 25...

July-19-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell County Schools has served 30,000 meals to students this summer and is on track for an additional 15,000 meals before school begins in about a month.

The numbers were highlighted during a ceremony Thursday in Huntington.

State Department of Education Executive Director of the Office of Child Nutrition Amanda Harrison called the number bitter-sweet.

“We’re very grateful for the work that...

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