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Senate bill proposes $1,000 teacher raise
The West Virginia Senate Education Committee is proposing a $1,000 pay raise for all teachers across the state.
The bill originally proposed a 2 percent raise.
Two stores targeted over water price gouging
West Virginia’s attorney general is accusing a convenience store company of illegally raising water prices while a chemical spill left 300,000 people in the state without usable tap water.
Parts of West Virginia get up to 2 feet of snow
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked West Virginia residents to stay home and off the roads Thursday after a winter storm buried parts of the state in up to 2 feet of snow and made traveling treacherous statewide.
Winter storm warnings remained in effect across the state through Thursday afternoon.
Pool among W.Va. endangered properties
An art deco swimming pool in Weirton is among six sites on the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s latest endangered properties list.
Weirton officials closed the Margaret Mason Weir Memorial Pool in 2005 and planned to demolish it.
W.Va. to test water in homes after chem spill
An independent, taxpayer-funded research team will immediately start testing 10 homes for the chemicals that spilled into the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the project Tuesday, weeks after his administration and federal officials declared the water usable for all purposes, aside from one advisory for pregnant women to find water elsewhere.
House panel holds hearing on chemical spill
Several stakeholders in last month’s chemical spill said 300,000 affected West Virginians can use their running water however they please. But no one ventured to tell federal lawmakers Monday that the water is “safe.”
Petition targets agencies over spill
Two West Virginia government agencies were accused in a court filing Friday of ignoring steps that could have been taken to prevent last month’s chemical spill which tainted the drinking water supply for residents in nine counties.
Schools closed due to water concerns
For the second-straight day, multiple West Virginia schools sent students home because of a smell resembling that of a chemical spill that tainted the water of 300,000 people for days.
CDC: Tainted W.Va. water OK to use
A federal health official said Wednesday that West Virginians can use tap water however they choose after last month’s chemical spill contaminated it for days. Still, public skepticism remains over its safety and some local doctors are advising some of their patients not to ingest it.
State’s casinos losing revenue
Earl and Donna Lawyer of Hanover, Pa., bypass several closer gambling spots on their drive to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town. Earl Lawyer said he prefers Charles Town because “sometimes I’m a little luckier here.”
The Lawyers are becoming a rarity. As competition increases from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, West Virginia casinos are losing customers. And the lost revenue is poking a hole in the state’s tax base and budget.
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