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Employment Opportunity: Charleston Newspapers hiring a Community News/Special Sections Editor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Department is seeking a community news/special sections editor. The company has an open position for a hands-on editor who has a passion for local community news, above average photos and human interest articles. The Community News/Special Sections editor oversees the content and production of weekly community newspapers,[Read More…]

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West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead set for Monday, Jan. 6

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead —  sponsored by The Associated Press, the West Virginia Press Association and Marshall University — is set for Monday, Jan. 6, at Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. The final program is as follows: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Registration/Coffee.  [Read More…]

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Compromise over unemployment benefits needed

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Last month, the U.S. Congress broke its typical gridlock and reached a compromise on a budget bill. What was not included, however, was the extension of a five-year federal program that provided unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. The end[Read More…]

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Posting calorie info on machines a good step

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While most of the attention related to the Affordable Care Act has been focused on a troubled website, policy cancellations and some sticker shock regarding premiums, another aspect of it has the attention of the vending machine industry. That’s because part of[Read More…]

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W.Va. agriculture agency audit goes to U.S. attorney

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An audit of the state Agriculture Department reveals “very troubling” financial activities under previous leadership, House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison said Thursday. After reviewing initial audit findings, Miley said he and Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, ordered the information immediately go[Read More…]

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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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