The West Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday to kill an education omnibus bill that would have provided a pay raise to teachers and school workers, but would also have opened the door to charter schools and private education savings accounts, among other measures opposed by teachers and school workers unions.

Courtesy of WVU Today

MORGANTOWN - A professor at West Virginia University said that recently released data detailing that student loan debt is a contributor to a national decline in housing purchases is a red flag that financial literacy among elementary-, secondary- and college-aged students should be treated as a priority.

CHARLESTON - West Virginia will expand a state pilot program to address substance use disorder at the local level to a second location as Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that Berkeley and Jefferson counties will be the next site of the initiative.

NAUGATUCK - Tug Valley freshman big man Ethan Colegrove certainly did not play like a freshman on Saturday night in the 49-46 Panther win over Class AA Westside at the TVHS Gymnasium.

Opinion

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