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Our Schools are Crumbling, Yet Lawmakers Want to Give Their Funding Away?

It's appaling to hear that Sissonville High will likely be closed for two weeks because… “an old electrical panel has gone bad, knocking out heating, lights and other things.” This seems to be a common happening; our crumbling schools are making it harder all the time for dedicated teachers to do their jobs. And what suffers? Our children’s education!

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West Virginia taxpayers foot the bill while state legislators lullygag in Charleston

Phil Kabler of the Charleston Gazette-Mail recently reported that West Virginia legislative floor sessions in the House of Delegates have averaged 26 minutes a day thus far in 2019. Keep in mind, West Virginia legislative sessions only last 60 days a year, so nearly 1/4 of the 2019 legislative session has already been wasted.

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When Will Big Polluters Be Satisfied with The Amount of Chemicals They Can Dump in Our Water?

West Virginians are strong, but we shouldn’t have to deal with slow poisoning by chemicals in our drinking water. One in every six West Virginian's lives were disrupted when Freedom Industries’ MCHM leaked into their drinking water. Cancers and deformities were proven in court to be the result of C-8 chemical dumping in Parkersburg. This should be a pretty easy way for our leaders to prove their loyalty to their constituents.

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Time to stop abusing West Virginians’ generosity

The government shutdown has been a reminder about how West Virginians face crisis by banding together to take care of each other and their communities. Take the government employees in Martinsburg who’ve spent their days volunteering for Meals on Wheels, while not getting paychecks to feed their own families. Or the farmer from Mason County who’s paying out of her pocket to deliver food to low-income seniors, even though her husband is furloughed and the funding for her delivery program has been frozen.

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Three W.Va. lawmakers introduce bill to help fund Trump’s border wall

It's bad enough that thousands of West Virginians are not getting paid for their work because of the federal government shutdown.

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55 United Means Everyone

After the West Virginia’s public education employees made their voices heard during a 13 day strike last year, education has remained in the spotlight down at the state capitol.

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West Virginians Do Not Have to Be at the Bottom

Only West Virginians can stop West Virginia from being defined by her problems. We can start prioritizing West Virginians over out-of-state interests to make sure that our beloved state is a place people look to for a healthy, educated, and stable workforce.

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Will our legislature choose machines over school kids? What the inventory and equipment property tax cuts are really about

Most people agree that growth depends on getting people ready for skilled, higher-paying jobs.  So why are some West Virginia legislators taking the unusual step to try to defund county school systems and transfer the money to large corporations?

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We need more working people representing us

When working mom Amanda Estep-Burton decided to run for the state legislature, she was unsure if she would be able to keep her job if she won.

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U.S. mine safety director betrays coal miners by denying science

What's it going to take for federal agencies overseeing coal mine safety to stop coal dust from killing more young miners?

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