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Dr. Terry Wallace Recognized by the Time to Succeed Coalition

By WV Watchdog on January 29, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
Earlier this month, we ran an OPED written by Dr. Terry Wallace titled “Time for Increasing Student Performance” that has received recognition by the Time to Succeed Coalition. In the article, he mentions the need to increase quality time on task during instruction in order to increase student performance […]

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Back Again

By WV Watchdog on September 10, 2012

We’ve been away for a while with no new updates, but now expect to see more recent news stories being followed by WV Watchdog. I’ve been working with the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia all summer as a researcher in the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellowship Program. As a graduate from WVU this past […]

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WatchBlog: One editor says goodbye and introduces the new editor

By WV Watchdog on February 21, 2012

CHARLESTON — Change is always a necessary thing, though it’s rarely something that comes easy. In this case, I have the sad duty of saying goodbye and and the proud duty to introduce my successor.
I was hired by the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia in April of 2009 to help mold a journalism and […]

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WatchBlog: WV Watchdog editor chosen as one of The State Journal’s Generation Next 2012

By WV Watchdog on February 17, 2012

CHARLESTON — Steven Allen Adams, the managing editor for West Virginia Watchdog for the last 2 1/2 years was recently chosen as one of The State Journal’s Generation Next: Forty Under 40.
Steven Allen Adams has made a name for himself by keeping a close eye on the political players of West Virginia.
As editor-in-chief of West […]

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WatchBlog: First Amendment protects bloggers, too

By WV Watchdog on February 17, 2012

By Jason Stverak | For the Washington Examiner
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This past December, federal judge Marco Hernandez of Oregon issued a ruling in the libel trial of Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox that has dangerous First Amendment implications.
Hernandez ruled that blogger Crystal Cox was not entitled to the same protection under media shield laws that […]

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WatchBlog: Some praise and some criticism of Gov. Tomblin

By westvirginia on February 3, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog
CHARLESTON — Another week has gone by, inching us closer to the halfway mark of the West Virginia Legislature’s 2012 general session. Feb. 9 will be the 30 day mark of the 60-day session.
As of today 1,608 bills have been introduced between the House of Delegates and the […]

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WatchBlog: West Virginia’s education system is in need of fundamental reform

By westvirginia on January 27, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog
CHARLESTON — It’s been over two weeks since the start of the West Virginia Legislature’s 2012 general session, but there has been very little talk about education reform.
That is, until yesterday and in an unusual place.
Instead of hearing school officials questioned in one of the two education committees, […]

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WatchBlog: West Virginia Capitol odds & ends

By westvirginia on January 23, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog
CHARLESTON — We’re almost two weeks into the West Virginia Legislature‘s 2012 regular session. So far there are 1,319 bills introduced between both the House of Delegates and the state Senate. The House passed five bills last week, while the Senate has three bills on third reading today.
Last […]

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WatchBlog: West Virginia House of Delegates proposes congressional redistricting plans

By westvirginia on January 18, 2012

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By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog

CHARLESTON — With a U.S. Supreme Court decision just around the corner, senators are already proposing new congressional redistricting maps. Now members of the West Virginia House of Delegates are coming up with plans of their own.
Yesterday, the Charleston Daily Mail reported that […]

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WatchBlog: Ralph William Clark will run for West Virginia governor again

By westvirginia on January 17, 2012

By Steven Allen Adams | West Virginia Watchdog
CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a Republican challenger in the 2012 election for Governor of West Virginia and it’s…not who you think it is.
Ralph William Clark, a philosophy professor at West Virginia University, will run in the Republican primary, which will decided who faces Tomblin next […]

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