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WVU police chief paid more than city, county peers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Police Chief Bob Roberts has a higher salary than any other police chief in Monongalia County. He also makes more than the county sheriff. Roberts said he makes about $122,000 a year and manages the department’s budget of $3 million. Mon County Sheriff Al Kisner said[Read More…]

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Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition counted several pieces of legislation as victories in the just-completed sessions of the state Legislature, but organizers of the grassroots legislative movement think politics sent other bills to defeat. Stephen Smith, a member of the coalition’s Steering Committee, called the lawmaking “incredibly tumultuous.” Example: In early[Read More…]

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Caring enough to conduct meetings ‘the right way’

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — As The Inter-Mountain celebrates Sunshine Week, we plan to highlight local agencies that operate openly and with transparency, as well as instances when public information has been harder to come by, and officials have been reluctant to let the public know what[Read More…]

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Top secret: Administration keeps everyone in dark

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the[Read More…]

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Legislature gives county elected officials pay raise

KEYSER – If Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs it into law, county elected officials will get a pay raise this July. House Bill 1005, raising the pay of county elected officials by 12 percent, was passed Friday, March 14, during a special session of the West Virginia State Legislature. In[Read More…]

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