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Innovation school zones touted
Because teachers can see what their students need and how instruction should be delivered, one area board of education member says Innovation School District Zones will help students achieve more in the classroom.
- University of Charleston's main campus spring semester delayed until Thursday
Unger plans bill to mandate DEP inspection of all liquid holding tanks
In response to a chemical spill that left 300,000 state residents without usable water for most of a week, the Senate’s majority leader plans to introduce legislation this week that will mandate all liquid holding tanks be regulated and regularly inspected by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, said Tuesday that he’s pushing the legislation as “an urgent matter to protect our water resources.”
“This situation could have been far worse if the chemical had been more toxic or had no odor,” he said.
- MSHA: March '12 recommendations implemented
- Charleston spill site flew under regulatory radar
AG warns Target gift card offer is a scam
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia consumers of a Target gift card scam that has been occurring across the country on social media.
The warnings are the latest taken to inform nearly 70 million consumers who may have been affected when company credit and debit cards were breached in December.
“Scammers have taken to social media websites to prey on consumers offering them a Target Gift Card supposedly as a way to make up for their data being breached,” Morrisey said. “This is scam. Target has not offered gift cards in response to this incident.
- Salary survey is called unusable
- Classes in 4 counties canceled due to spill
What is the chemical that spilled?
A chemical used in the coal cleaning process has affected an estimated 300,000 West Virginia residents as a result of a spill from a plant on the Elk River.
Retired prep plant worker comments on spill
Although Freedom Industries Inc. hasn’t been on the radar of most West Virginians until the past two days, the company has been doing business in the Mountain State since 1986, according to information on the company’s website.
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