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Capito, Tennant clash over coal, financial issues in first debate

By PAMELA PRITT

The Register-Herald

West Virginia

Press Association

CHARLESTON - The U.S. Senate debate between Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV2), and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the Democratic challenger, was predictably personal, as the two candidates faced off here Tuesday night, October 7, 2014.

On topics ranging from coal to the financial crisis, and from climate change to gun control as well as the minimum wage, the candidates sparred over the issues — much like their political advertising — consistently attacking each other on their respective records.

Tennant said she supports the coal industry, noting that she has asked President Barack Obama to use $8 billion already in…

New schools supreme releases vision

CHARLESTON - “All children can and will learn” is the core value behind the recently released West Virginia superintendent of schools entry and vision plan. The plan titled One Voice, One Focus: All Students Achieving - Creating a World-class Educational System for the State of West Virginia includes six distinct goals and ten priorities.

“This entry plan is designed to guide my actions as I begin the work of serving as the 30th West Virginia Superintendent of Schools,” said Michael Martirano. “I am committed to taking student achievement to a much higher level by increasing opportunities, increasing rigor and, with a one voice focus, providing a fierce level of urgency ‘of now’ for the…