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West Virginia House Bill 4357 seeks “small cell” wireless coverage to improve service in rural areas

By Jim Workman West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While West Virginia has lagged behind other states in broadband and cell coverage and speeds, state legislators and industry officials are working on a remedy that may bring better service to Mountain State citizens and businesses. House Bill 4357, the West Virginia Small Wireless Facilities […]

Key legislation on manufacturing, sports betting, guns on campuses detailed on WV Press InSight
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Key legislation on manufacturing, sports betting, guns on campuses detailed on WV Press InSight

WVPA Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Discussions on proposed legislation that would impact manufacturers and economic development in West Virginia — as well as bills that would allowing guns on college campuses, legalize sports betting, consolidation of regional jails, address the needs of caregivers, along with a look at tourism in the state’s Northern Panhandle — […]

West Virginia teachers’ strike enters second day
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West Virginia teachers’ strike enters second day

By JOSELYN KING and ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Defying West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s characterization of their efforts as “illegal,” teachers throughout the Northern Panhandle picketed in front of schools throughout Thursday to protest what they believe are low wages and poor benefits. Teachers in Ohio County braved […]

Thousands of West Virginia school employees converge on Capitol Thursday amid work stoppage
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Thousands of West Virginia school employees converge on Capitol Thursday amid work stoppage

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All 55 West Virginia counties closed their public schools Thursday for the first day of what unions have announced, so far, will be a two-day work stoppage by public school employees — the first in state history of this magnitude to include teachers and school service personnel. […]

’55 United’: Hundreds of teachers strike in Princeton
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’55 United’: Hundreds of teachers strike in Princeton

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — Hundreds of teachers lined Mercer Street in Princeton Thursday, carrying signs and hearing motorists honk their horns in support of their efforts to see an increase in pay and help with the growing costs of health insurance. “This is so awesome to see teachers stand together,” said […]

Brooke, Hancock teachers take to picket lines
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Brooke, Hancock teachers take to picket lines

By CRAIG HOWELL and WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — West Virginia teachers and school service personnel were on the picket lines throughout the area Thursday, with plans to return today, as part of a statewide work stoppage protesting issues connected with pay and healthcare. Rallies were held in Charleston last week, with […]

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Elkins-area educators, service personnel take part in walkout

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — A work stoppage continues today for teachers and school service personnel across West Virginia, closing schools around the state. Despite the West Virginia State Legislature approving a multi-year pay raise for teachers, school service employees and the West Virginia State Police, the work stoppage will continue today. […]

‘They just don’t care’: Boone County school employees rally
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‘They just don’t care’: Boone County school employees rally

By CAITY COYNE Charleston Gazette-Mail MADISON, W.Va.  — As she was studying at Marshall University to be a teacher three years ago, Kelli Vance’s professors told her and her classmates that in the first few years of their careers, they would probably see a teachers’ strike. “They said, ‘not sure when, but you guys are going […]

Mingo school employees enter first day of statewide strike
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Mingo school employees enter first day of statewide strike

By TRAVIS CRUM Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — School employees in Mingo County said they will continue to strike beyond Friday unless a permanent fix is made to their health insurance benefits. Intimidation over possible fines or jail time for their actions did not scare them, they said. More than 30 teachers and public school […]

Wood County teachers, service employees on the picket lines
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Wood County teachers, service employees on the picket lines

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Area teachers and service personnel stood in the rain and cold Thursday to protest low pay and dwindling benefits as part of a statewide work stoppage. Thousands of public employees converged on Charleston Thursday morning to hold protests on the state Capitol grounds, but teachers […]