By WENDY HOLDREN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the second row of a gallery full of spectators, a Marion County teacher types notes on her cell phone.
Crystal Adkins, a special education teacher at Rivesville Elementary School, is listening intently. Legislative conference committee members and representatives from Gov. Jim Justice’s office are discussing specifics about the potential pay raise bill for teachers, service personnel and State Police.
Wearing a bold red shirt with the West Virginia outline and the words “UNITED” on the front, Adkins says it’s her fifth day in Charleston.
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