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Student exercise: Move with caution

An editorial from the Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Lawmakers in Charleston are considering legislation that would mandate an extra 30 minutes a day of exercise for public school students. Rightly concerned by the state’s obesity problem among young and old, experts told members of the House Education Committee that body[Read More…]

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Student exercise: Good idea, wrong approach

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Concern about childhood obesity is well placed. One in every seven high schoolers in West Virginia is listed as obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to curb obesity, Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley,[Read More…]

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More testing finds no MCHM at 5 W.Va. schools

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The coal-cleaning chemical Crude MCHM can no longer be detected in water samples taken at five of the six schools that had shown evidence of the chemical last week. After the chemical was detected at the six schools, three weeks after the[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: NAA president shares thoughts on trends for 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2014, I believe the news industry will be marked by creativity. I’ve heard this over and over in my conversations with publishers, advertisers and journalists. We’re already seeing big ideas being implemented, and the industry as a whole is eager to collaborate in developing better consumer[Read More…]

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