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4th Circuit: State high court must rule on inspectors’ liability for miners’ deaths

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A federal appeals court said Tuesday the state Supreme Court should decide whether Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors can be held liable for coal miners’ deaths, calling it “a matter of exceptional importance for West Virginia.” ...

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Hopkins, U.Va. to offer free online courses

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia plan to offer free online courses under an agreement announced Tuesday. Online platform Coursera said that the two schools are among 12 institutions that plan to offer the free, non-credit courses through ...

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Report: State tobacco prevention funding lacking

RICHMOND, Va. — States have spent only about 3 percent of the billions they’ve received in tobacco taxes and legal settlements over the last decade to fund tobacco prevention programs, making it harder to reduce the death and disease caused ...

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Virginia’s budget impasses continues

RICHMOND, Va. — Senior Democratic and Republican senators met throughout the day Wednesday in hopes of resolving enough deep partisan differences for the Senate’s Finance Committee to consider the budget at a hastily convened meeting scheduled for Thursday. Both sides ...

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Judge blocks graphic cigarette images

RICHMOND, Va. — A judge on Wednesday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages later this year to show the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers ...

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