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WVU student newspaper announces new editors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Daily Athenaeum has selected its leaders for the 2014-15 academic year. Madonna Nobel will serve as the Editor-in-Chief, and Carlee Lammers will return as the Managing Editor. Nobel is a senior Forensic & Investigative Sciences student at West Virginia University. She came to WVU on a[Read More…]

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Marshall ad students win district competition

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University advertising students took first place at the district five National Advertising Competition Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The NSAC is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. They secure a sponsor each year and issue a case study that challenges advertising students to create a campaign. This[Read More…]

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Do we want more government advice on nutrition?

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The bad news last week was that West Virginia doesn’t just have the most obese city in the nation in Huntington, but we had Martinsburg waddling in at No. 3 and Charleston at No. 6 on the list, too. The researchers were[Read More…]

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Water safety: New inspections justified

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The new state safeguards on above-ground storage tanks and water systems signed into law this week by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin are justified and necessary. The legislative action comes in response to the Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston, which[Read More…]

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WVU law school tuition, debt rank among lowest

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Students seeking a law degree have a bigger asset right here in the Mountain State than they might realize. West Virginia University’s College of Law is not only ranked in the top 100 law schools in the nation, but also has one of the lowest tuition rates[Read More…]

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Tomblin vetoes eight bills passed In session

  From The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed about 200 bills and nixed eight this year, leaving teachers and abortion opponents unsatisfied. Tomblin earned teachers’ praise by approving their $1,000 raises, but the Democrat governor opted against offering them more freedom in using their[Read More…]

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Police manpower problem has no easy answers

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s one thing to operate a convenience store with fewer people, but it’s quite another thing when a city is down 10 police officers. Clarksburg’s Police Department is budgeted for 48 officers, but with the expected departure of two of them[Read More…]

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