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Feds, West Virginia Reach Deal on Child Mental Health Care

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has agreed to expand mental health services for children to resolve a federal investigation that found the state unnecessarily institutionalized kids with emotional or behavioral disorders. Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and West Virginia announced the agreement Tuesday at a news conference. The deal requires the state… Read More

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Candidates File Precandidacy Papers for W.Va. Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Candidates are starting to line up for Supreme Court races next year in West Virginia. Three seats are up for grabs on May 12, 2020. Justice Margaret Workman’s 12-year term ends next year. Former House speaker Tim Armstead won a special election in November and is completing the 12-year term through… Read More

Edelen Fundraising Boosted by Running Mate’s Loan

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new campaign finance report from Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen shows his running mate contributed another $1 million in loans to boost their campaign. The report shows almost all of Edelen’s fundraising during the 15-day reporting period came from ticket mate Gill Holland, a businessman. Edelen also is benefiting… Read More

“Buy American” Bill Would Create Accountability For Federal Contracts

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The state’s two U.S. Senators are teaming up to encourage federal contractors to put more effort into buying American-made products. U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) “Buy American” bill would require agencies to explain their out-of-country contracts, placing that information on BuyAmerican.Gov. Portman says this adds public accountability, allows American companies to see what opportunities are… Read More

Business, School Groups Propose New Graduation Requirements

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The plan from business coalitions, higher-wealth districts and a charter schools group combines 20 credits of coursework, good final scores on basic high school English and math tests, and college or career prep. The new standards include high school course completion, competency on English II and Algebra I, and at least two seals or endorsements… Read More