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Donations save Barbour County middle school sports
Middle school sports in Barbour County have been reinstated, thanks to private donations.
W.Va. tries to tackle childhood hunger, obesity
In West Virginia’s Mason County, children walk to the cafeteria together so they can start the day’s lessons with a side of whole grain waffles, cereal, fruit and milk.
Massive overhaul of W.Va. health system urged
Few states plow as much money into health care as West Virginia, but you wouldn’t know it from the results, according to a study issued Sunday that urges major change in health services and the government department that helps provide them.
NRA sparring tests Manchin’s support base
He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.
NRA sparring tests Manchin’s support base anew
He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. But U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.
W.Va. putting new focus on foster kids who age out
Megan Moore was 19 the day she walked away from nine years of foster care and group homes. She had earned her high school diploma, and she was excited, anxious and free — her head “a big ball of buzzing bees,” as she puts it.
Magistrate pay hikes prevail as session ends
Magistrates and court staff in West Virginia’s smaller counties will see gradual salary hikes eventually totaling $737,000 annually after the Legislature successfully revisited a topic Thursday that stalled during the just-completed regular session.
State lawmakers OK budget
Public schools and Medicaid are among the major spenders of a multibillion-dollar state budget passed Wednesday in the West Virginia Legislature, which also fixed three bills vetoed because of technical errors before beginning a brief special session convened by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Lawmakers start budget talks close to deal
Disagreements over funding for state Department of Education staff and in-home care for seniors on Medicaid, among other areas, await compromise this week as the West Virginia Legislature works on a new state budget.
Amid successes, pay spat marks session’s end
After passing large-scale measures that aim to improve public schools and reduce crime, one issue proved too vexing for the West Virginia Legislature on the final day of its 2013 session: magistrate pay raises.
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