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Gazette-Mail: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery

  MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Updated at 12:45 p.m. — A professor leaving a closed-door meeting with the faculty, staff and students of West Virginia University’s Institute of Technology this afternoon has told the Gazette-Mail the school is “definitely moving.” The faculty member said those in attendance were told the Montgomery school[Read More…]

Editorial from The Intelligencer: Common Core — Not Living Up To Promises

States that bowed to federal pressure to adopt the “Common Core” public school standards, including West Virginia, are not taking a common approach to testing students. That means one of Common Core’s top goals, being able to compare student achievement state-by-state, will go unfulfilled. Some results of the Smarter Balanced[Read More…]

Dominion Pipeline Project Progressing

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. — Officials with Dominion Resources continue working to complete the $5 billion, 42-inch diameter, Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will ship natural gas southward from West Virginia to North Carolina, in addition to the $3.8 billion Cove Point natural gas exporting site in Maryland. To[Read More…]

Lost Huntington: 9th Street Walgreens

Editor’s note: This is the 94th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks. To read more articles from this series, go to www.herald-dispatch.com. Click on “News,” then “Lost Huntington” series. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  In 1924-25, Huntington’s Union Bank & Trust Co. built itself a handsome 15-story building at 4th Avenue[Read More…]

Gambling addiction program announces new director

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, which operates the 1-800-Gambler program, has a new director. Jennifer Davis-Walton, who has been a clinical coordinator for the network for seven years, is now leading the program. She has also previously worked as a therapist specializing in problem gambling. She holds an MA in Psychology[Read More…]

Lagging behind: Series on College debt

College debts haunt students long after graduation (Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series examining the long-lasting burden of college debt on students, graduates and parents of college-aged students.) BY JOHN FINNERTY CNHI – Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Sara Garside Ellis could buy a Mercedes[Read More…]

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial: Truancy, tardiness have lasting consequences

Despite lawmakers’ and school officials’ best efforts, tardiness and truancy remain problems among students — and parents. Students at four of Charleston’s West Side elementary schools and its middle school were tardy nearly 6,000 times last school year alone, the Gazette-Mail’s Samuel Speciale reported. That’s cause for concern. Some areas of[Read More…]

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial: Another global warming price to pay

Television news, which thrives on dramatic videos, has spent most of the summer showing terrible wildfires ripping through Western states, destroying homes, killing firefighters, costing taxpayers billions, sickening some residents through smoke pollution. Wildfires are one of many expensive evils being inflicted on Planet Earth by global warming. Others include[Read More…]

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