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WVEA-PAC endorses pro-education candidates for WV Legislature

The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the following candidates for the WV Legislature in the November 6 General Election.

“WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses to interview questions, these candidates are advocates for public...


WVU researcher: 'A growing problem'
By Michelle Cortez, Bloomberg

Diabetes is a well-known health threat in the U.S., with rates that have reached epidemic levels in recent years. But now researchers are reporting that another scourge has surpassed it in terms of deadliness: suicides and deaths from drug overdoses.

Diabetes is officially ranked the seventh leading cause of death nationwide. Self-injury, as the combination of suicide and drug-related death...


Mold issues reported at 11 Kanawha schools
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County’s public school system released Tuesday a list of 11 schools where mold cleaning is ongoing or has occurred this summer, and an environmental foreman for the school system said he thinks all 11 had visible mold at some point.

The 11 schools include two, Capital and St. Albans high schools, at which mold issues were previously reported by media, alongside Nitro...


Justice speaks at Charleston education summit
By MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice began his remarks Wednesday at the West Virginia South Summit for Educational Excellence by reminding attendees about his first State of the State address after taking office in 2017.

“I really, truly mean what I said from the very first State of the State when I said that what we should do is make education our centerpiece,” he said.

Justice spent...


W.Va. No. 1 in population loss
By Staff reports, Charleston Gazette-mail

West Virginia is one of two states whose population declined in the last decade, and the rate of population loss is faster than any other state in the nation, according to a recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts.

Since 2007, West Virginia has lost about 18,000 residents - approximately 0.1 percent of the total population each year. Michigan was the only other state that recorded...