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Inconsistencies in education concern state officials

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CHARLESTON — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Education and state Board of Education will leave it up to local counties and schools when it comes to dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch, state Board of Education Vice President Tom ...

Gov. Justice discusses schools, sports

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice’s briefing, Wednesday, on West Virginia’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic included reports from state school Superintendent Clayton Burch and Director Bernie Dolan of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission concerning the opening ...

W.Va. PSC approves plan to keep Mitchell Power Plant open

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved a plan to keep several power plants, including Marshall County’s Mitchell Power Plant, operating until at least 2040. But questions remain about the plant’s future. According to a press release Wednesday afternoon, the ...

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. nursing home industry's resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that too many of them might quit began to crack this week when its biggest player announced its employees must get the shot to keep their jobs. The new requirement at ...

Justice pays county taxes for Babydog after oversight

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CHARLESTON — Babydog, Gov. Jim Justice’s English bulldog that became the face of West Virginia vaccine incentive lottery, was a tax scofflaw until Tuesday. According to the Greenbrier County Assessor’s Office, the county where Justice lives, there were no records indicating Justice or ...

10th-annual Ambassador Club Burger Bash back to normal

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STEUBENVILLE — Even though the Jefferson County Chamber Ambassador Club’s annual Burger Bash was held last year, it just wasn’t the same with COVID restrictions. Wednesday, the event was back for a 10th year and in all of its glory. “We still had it last year, but it was just ...