05 June 2008

More W.Va. Rankings

West Virginia is staying ahead of the national average in the number of its students graduating from high school, and improved slightly over the prior year, according to the latest Diplomas County survey in Education Week.

The Charleston Gazette and Herald-Dispatch of Huntington are among those with coverage, drawn from The Associated Press' report.

The Journal of Martinsburg, meanwhile, reports that "West Virginia is one of the highest-rated states in the country for domestic violence homicides against women."

The West Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team counts "39 deaths from 2003 were reviewed and determined to be related to domestic violence," the article said. "Of the deaths, 26 were homicides while 13 were suicides."

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