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The cost of living in West Virginia and the estimated average teacher pay for 2016-2017. (Click to enlarge)

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West Virginia teachers cheer pay hike deal to end walkout

West Virginia's striking teachers cheered, sang and wept joyfully Tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, ceding them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers.