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The case for sending 3-year-olds to school

Good for West Virginia, enrolling more than 15,000 4-year-olds in preschool last year, ranking the state in the top 10 in the country. But as predicted 12 years ago at the beginning of this emphasis on 4-year-old preschool for all, that progress has...

The case for sending 3-year-olds to school

Good for West Virginia, enrolling more than 15,000 4-year-olds in preschool last year, ranking the state in the top 10 in the country. But as predicted 12 years ago at the beginning of this emphasis on 4-year-old preschool for all, that progress has...

Dawn Miller: An idea just so crazy …

Children and teens have been streaming north, largely on their own. They ride on trains, float on inner tubes, walk for miles and then turn themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. More than 52,000 since last fall, twice as many as...

He banked it all on coal
He banked it all on coal

I used to know a guy who was a coal miner.

He came back from Vietnam and got a job in the southwestern Pennsylvania coalfields, not too far from where he grew up.

His family was poor, fueled mostly by the fact that his dad...

Dawn Miller: Child welfare problems troubling, not hopeless

ROANOKE — Across the country in 2012, nearly nine of every 1,000 kids were removed from their homes. In West Virginia, three times as many young people are taken from their families,...

Rob Byers: Will the water crisis change us for the better?
Rob Byers: Will the water crisis change us for the better?

What is West Virginia’s message? What is its image? What does that even mean?

In March, local public relations people gathered in Charleston to talk about the recent water crisis. Speaking to the group, an out-of-state PR expert talked a...

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