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Morgantown Dominion Post (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Morgantown, West VirginiaMorgantown, West Virginia dominion post.com Newsstand: 75 cents MONDAY June 8, 2015 ® Local Preston BOE has surplus of $750K Funds may be added to next year’s budget. Page 9-A Sports WVU football Director of football communications Mike Montoro to be honored by CoSIDA. Page 1-B Blake Smith gears for MLB draft Closer impressive for Mountaineers. Page 1-B Police-involved shooting Deputies withholding victim’s name, pending notification of family. Page 9-A WEATHER Showers and t-storms, heavy in the p.m. High Low 83 63 Your complete forecast Page 12-A Xy Xy. Page X-X OBITUARIES BOLYARD, Edith M. DUCKWORTH, Margaret SHROUT, Alva Jr. Page 11-A N.Y. governor says 2 inmates’ escape was elaborate plot Convicted murderers still at large. Page 6-A G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions Page 7-A ‘Fun Home’ big winner at Tony Awards Page 4-A Pirates stay hot with shutout win against Braves Page 4-B COMING TOMORROW Kidfo Artwork and poetry by children in the community. INSIDE BRIDGE ..................................... 2A CLASSIFIEDS ...................... 6-10B COMICS ................................. 11B CROSSWORD ........................ 11B ENTERTAINMENT ............... 4A, 8A LOCAL ................ 2A, 4A, 9A, 11A NATION ................. 2A, 4-6A, 11A OPINION ................................. 10A POLITICS ................................... 5A REGION ..................................... 3A SPORTS ................................ 1-5B STATE ........................................ 3A WORLD ............................. 7A, 11A For home delivery: 3 0 4 - 2 9 2 - 6 3 01 For news: 3 0 4 - 2 91 - 9 4 2 5 Common Core scrutinized BY DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON — The possi- ble repeal of Common Core ed- ucational standards is back on the legislative table. But what exactly happens, House Educa- tion chairwoman Amanda Pas- don, R-Monongalia, said Sunday, may depend on the outcome of a review the state Department of Education has undertaken. The review is set to be com- pleted in December, state schools Superintendent Michael Marti- rano told legislators. The Joint Standing Commit- tee on Education took up Com- mon Core during a two-hour Sunday interim meeting. The House of Delegates passed a Common Core repeal bill during its 2015 session, but the Senate transformed it into a bill to review Common Core and consider repealing it. The House refused to accept the change, and the bill died. The Senate essentially got its way, as now the joint House-Sen- ate committee is studying Com- mon Core to again consider re- pealing it. Angela Summers, with West Virginians Against Common Core, said her group fears federal intrusion into education through collection of standard- State educational standards under department review Bull yak flees bear, leaves cows, calves behind Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When a curious brown bear showed up at an Anchorage area farm, the cows in a small yak herd there defi- antly surrounded the calves. But not the lone bull, Stormy: He sprinted away. KTUU-TV reported that Stormy ran through Eagle Peaks Farm, hopped the fence and kept going. Angie Johnson owns the 25-acre farm with her husband and described the female yaks as “f i e rc e. ” She said it was cool to see them stand their ground against the bear, which never got into the field. As soon as Stormy left, one of Angie’s teenage sons started tracking the chronic runaway. The bull has bro- ken loose two other times and earned the nickname “Wi m py ” for his last escape. He was coaxed back into the pen with the help of a cow. UPDATE Judge to rule on rate-hike deal for trash BY BEN CONLEY The Dominion Post Monongalia County customers of trash hauler Republic Services who do not live in Morgantown may see an increase of $1.78 on their monthly bill by the end of summer, an increase of about 13 percent over current rates. The increase is part of a com- promise between Allied Waste Services, doing business as Re- public Services, and the West Vir- ginia Public Service Commission (PSC) and would be the end result of a request filed with the PSC in December in which Allied asked for a 44 percent rate hike. The “Stipulation of Settlement between Allied and Staff,” filed May 27, shows a new monthly base rate of $15.90 for county res- idents. When a Rule 30E Credit of 47 cents is applied, it drops the “total rate” to $15.43 per month, an increase of roughly $1.78 from the previous rate of $13.62. Had the 44 percent increase been ac- cepted, the monthly base rate would have jumped to $19.66. PSC Communications Direc- tor Susan Small said Adminis- trative Law Judge Keith Walker is Some could see 13 percent increase Pets pampered, placed Dog wash benefits Homeward Bound WV The Dominion Post A charity dog wash and adoption event was held at the Seneca Center on Sunday. The event was organized by local dog groomer and kennel facility Pampered “4” Paws and provided on-site grooming specials includ- ing baths, teeth brushing and nail care for the animals. The proceeds of the gathering will benefit Homeward Bound WV, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of homeless animals. Refresh- ments for both dogs and their UPDATE SEE TRASH, 2- A Abortions declining in nearly all states Associated Press Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them — bu t they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are pro- tected, an AP survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010. In West Virginia, there were 1,876 abortions performed in 2013, compared with 1,999 in 2010 — a 6.2 percent decline. Explanations vary. Abortion- rights advocates attribute it to expanded access to effective contraceptives and a drop in unintended pregnancies. Some foes of abortion say there has been a shift in societal atti- tudes, with more women choos- ing to carry their pregnancies to term. Several states that have been most aggressive in passing anti- abortion laws — including In- diana, Missouri, Ohio and Ok- lahoma — have seen their abor- tion numbers drop by more than 15 percent since 2010. But more liberal states such as New York, Washington and Oregon also had declines of that mag- nitude, even as they maintained unrestricted access to abor- tion. Nationwide, the AP survey showed a decrease in abortions of about 12 percent since 2010. One major factor has been a decline in the teen pregnancy rate, which in 2010 reached its lowest level in decades. There’s been no official update since then, but the teen birth rate has continued to drop, which ex- perts say signals a similar trend for teen pregnancies. The AP obtained the most recent abortion numbers from the health departments of all 45 Teen pregnancy rate is lowest in decades SEE ABORTIONS, 2- A SEE STANDARDS, 2- A Michaela Michael/The Dominion Post Shealyn Crowley pets and holds a cat. Michaela Michael/The Dominion Post Kimberly Ridenour plays with her dog Gigi on Sunday, during the dog wash and adoption event to benefit Homeward Bound WV at the Seneca Center. SEE PET, 2- A

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