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Senator pulls his dealership ad featuring teachers union chief

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, stopped running television commercials Monday that feature West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee promoting Cole’s car dealership in Bluefield. Cole said he pulled the ads after learning that people were criticizing Lee, a longtime customer of the Bill Cole Automall. “If[Read More…]

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W.Va. coalition against child poverty sees successes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As Stephen Smith sees it, this legislative session may go down as the one that made ending childhood poverty a priority. The Our Children, Our Future Campaign saw much of its legislative platform pass during the regular session that ended last weekend, said Smith, a member of[Read More…]

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Fighting secrecy in government

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. ELKINS, W.Va. — Secrecy in government is one of the evils that newspapers have always fought against. Secrecy makes problems[Read More…]

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WVU wins 16th NCAA rifle championship

MURRAY, Ky. — The WVU rifle team won its nation-best 16th NCAA championship Saturday, March 15, with a 4705 score at the finals, at Murray State’s CFSB Center. It was the second straight title for the Mountaineers and third under eight-year coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came[Read More…]

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Sunshine Week more than press issue; Americans have right to know

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from the Times-West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — “Open government is good government” is the theme for Sunshine Week, which runs today through Saturday.[Read More…]

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