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Don’t blame poverty for poor reading skills

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Educators and public officials in West Virginia are often too willing to use poverty as an excuse for poor performance by our students. The most recent report in which West Virginia performed miserably was a national assessment in which students[Read More…]

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Extraordinary stories of strong mothers

A column by Misty Poe, managing editor of The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — It’s funny how affected you can be by the stories of people you don’t even know. Last week, I got teary-eyed at least twice while scrolling through the newsfeed of a social media site. Two stories, two women[Read More…]

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FOIA request reveals who has Mingo County-owned vehicles

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Forty-two Mingo County employees drive vehicles that are owned by the county, according to information resulting from one in a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Daily News. After being required to file an FOIA request to receive the hourly salaries of all[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, May 12

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, May 12, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS SAY EASTERN UKRAINE APPROVES SOVEREIGNTY Moscow[Read More…]

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Attorney general alleges sexual abuse at Mingo school

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A lawsuit seeking a civil rights injunction has been filed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey against Mingo County school officials, claiming they brushed aside allegations that two male students sexually abused female classmates and interfered with a state police investigation of the incidents. The lawsuit[Read More…]

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