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January-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago.

The Promise -- a state-funded merit-based scholarship which helps pay four-year tuition for students attending West Virginia colleges -- once meant a free ride for recipients. Now, the...

January-28-2014

By Jenni Vincent 
journal-news.net

SPRING MILLS - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito wore more than one hat at Monday's anti-bullying and cyberbullying forum, an opportunity for Eastern Panhandle educators to collectively discuss these problems.

A concerned mother of three adult children, Capito said she's already worried about her young grandchildren and what awaits them as they grow older.

Capito, who organized the afternoon meeting held at Spring Mills High School...

January-28-2014

By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Cuts in the business franchise and corporate net income tax and the elimination of the sales tax on food have reduced state tax collections in the current budget year by about $360 million, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday.

"If none of these tax cuts had passed, the state would be seeing significantly higher revenue," said Kiss, who said the goal is that the tax cuts will...

January-27-2014

By Jim Sannes and Lauren Talotta
WBOY-TV

Harrison County Board of Education President Mike Queen announced Friday that he has resigned from his position as president and member of the board so that he is seeking election in the State Senate as a Republican.

"Being a school board member is the toughest job that I ever loved.  I did it for the students.  In 2006, I asked the voters for two terms. That's eight years. The voters elected me with large majorities in both...

January-27-2014

By Jeff Jenkins
MetroNews

West Virginia School Building Authority Executive Director Mark Manchin told MetroNews Monday he expects to become the next school superintendent in Harrison County.

“I understand that Wednesday evening the offer will be made,” Manchin said. “And if the offer is made Wednesday evening I will accept.”

The Harrison County Board of Education is scheduled to meet Wednesday evening.

Manchin has been leading the SBA since 2006 when he...

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