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With 6 in 2013, W.Va. again leads U.S. in coal deaths

By Ken Ward Jr. Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia again led the nation’s coal-producing states in mining deaths last year, with six coal miners killed on the job, according to preliminary federal statistics. The state’s total coal-mining deaths dropped from seven in 2012, but was still more than[Read More…]

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W.Va. coal, timber baron Buck Harless dies

By Lucinda Bradford Williamson Daily News GILBERT, W.Va. — Mingo County entrepreneur and philanthropist James H. “Buck” Harless died Wednesday at the age of 94 at his home in Gilbert. Harless was well known throughout the state for being an exceptionally successful businessman while maintaining a down-to-earth nature. Harless began[Read More…]

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Lewis County dress code draws teacher grievances

By Roger Adkins Exponent Telegram WESTON, W.Va. — Most staff members in the Lewis County school system have accepted the new dress code, officials said. Five teachers filed a grievance through the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, but school officials said no one else seems to have a problem with[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Jan. 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. BRUTAL WINDS, COLD AND SNOW ASSAULT NORTHEAST With[Read More…]

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Blog: wvpress extra — Good Morning, 2014

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Jan. 2, 2014: Good morning, 2014. As we close another year and Christmas season, I would ask that all newspapers send me information on their Christmas Charity events. Many of our newspapers sponsor special Christmas projects. We distribute food, coats, clothes, money[Read More…]

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West Virginia ranks high in ATV deaths

By Andrea Lannom Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has the highest rate of ATV rider deaths on public roads according to a recent study. The study, released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, looked at rider deaths on public roads from 2007 to 2011. In[Read More…]

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Courtesy Patrol a state program that works

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The state’s Courtesy Patrol is now 15 years old, and it continues to assist motorists who have flat tires or medical problems or are in need of directions. It is a small program, perhaps, but one that has proved its worth.[Read More…]

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Fewer aid notices sign of better grades at WVU

By Alex Lang The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU saw a decrease in the number of students who were put on financial aid warning and suspension during the mid-year period. In the past, WVU waited until the end of the traditional academic year to inform students if they were[Read More…]

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Washington, D.C., is the capital of waste

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — In December, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. This year’s list includes some items[Read More…]

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