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Wider lens necessary for effective education

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We say it often, but if West Virginia is going to reach its enormous potential, we will need a dynamic, robust educational system that challenges and prepares our people for the rigors of life in the 21st century.

Can we be realistic on roads?

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Building and maintaining roads should not be a political issue. In fact, it should be pretty straightforward. Potholes need filled, drainage ditches need cleaned, the highways need striped — while it might be painstaking and expensive, the overall concept is pretty simple.

Looking the other way perpetuates criminal politics

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Former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for his role in a political scheme that has dominated headlines for nearly a year and shined a bright light on one part of the state’s tangled web of public corruption.

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    Professional truck driver William Adkins, a driver for FedEx Freight out of its Kenova terminal, was selected as Grand Champion of the West Virginia Trucking Association’s 59th annual Truck Driving Championship held June 21 in Charleston.
  • WV School Board returns local control of Preston County Schools

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    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:25:26 GMT
    The West Virginia Board of Education voted July 9 to return local control to Preston County schools.
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