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West Virginia Senate Declines to Vote on Raises for Striking Teachers

The fate of a seven-day teachers strike in West Virginia lay in the hands of the Republican-controlled state Senate, which refused Friday to even vote on whether the teachers should get a 5 percent pay raise. Hundreds of teachers and supporters, including students, rallied at the Capitol, pressuring lawmakers to approve the settlement negotiated earlier this week by Governor Jim Justice and union leaders. That deal included the raise for teachers, school service personnel and state...

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