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By: Phil Kabler, WV Gazette-Mail

Meeting for the first time since August, members of Gov. Jim Justice’s PEIA Task Force on Monday discussed issues with costs for out-of-state providers and with rising prescription drug costs.

Afterward, Mike Hall, the Task Force chairman and Justice’s chief of staff, blamed the long hiatus on scheduling conflicts of committee members.

“It’s difficult to get this group of people together on the same day,” Hall said of the 10-member...


By: Pete Davis, WV MetroNews

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Long before Wyoming County residents learned that the county’s largest private employer, the Pinnacle Mine, would not be saved from closure, administrators with the public school system were preparing for the economic hardship that such a circumstance likely would create for the county’s schools, which rely heavily on revenue generated by taxes from area businesses.

Deirdre Cline became Superintendent of Wyoming...


By: Tina Alvey, Beckley Register-Herald


By: Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The state Department of Education has finalized a plan to address the poor scores in math and student attendance issues that showed up against on the first-ever Balanced Scorecard released earlier this school year.

Mathematics performance, particularly at the middle school and high school levels, is low system wide. Only 37 percent of students tested proficient in math, 45 percent in English/Language Arts.

“The math plan is done,” state...