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Logan Schools in Jeopardy of Being Taken Over, Oil and Gas Waste in Raleigh Co. & Why I Stay

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

After two audits just this year and despite showing some signs of improvement, Logan County Schools are in jeopardy of being taken over by the state. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says materials from a pit holding waste of the oil and gas industry, is being taken to the Raleigh County landfill--even after an nearby underground injection well's permit was revoked. Also, we hear more about our Why I Stay project, where we're seeking photos on Instragram that explain what keeps West Virginians in place.

A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.