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2012-04-12 23:01:08

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers announce the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Highlands region is the headwaters of the Potomac River, which flows through the nation´s capital. Frostburg, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six...

2009-07-07 08:15:00

The nation's capital district and outlying areas of Maryland and Virginia have turned the area into a renter's market, a real estate research report said. A quarterly study by CB Richard Ellis said vacancy rates climbed to 10.2 percent in the capital district in the second quarter, topping 10 percent for the first time since 1997, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. In Northern Virginia, vacancy rates stand at 13.9 percent. In nearby Maryland, vacancy rates climbed from 13.1 percent to 13.9...

2008-09-19 15:00:48

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty AmerenUE linemen headed to Kentucky yesterday to help Louisville Gas & Electric Company recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. Ike also struck Missouri, and some of the same linemen were among the hundreds who within 48 hours restored power to more than 100,000 Missourians earlier this week. AmerenUE also sent 10 supervisory and support staff employees to Kentucky. Half of the linemen are from North-Central and Northwest Missouri, with...

2008-07-25 18:00:45

By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 25--HAZARD -- Two congressmen flew over dozens of mountaintop mining sites Friday and spoke with residents living deep in the central Appalachian coalfields, in what community activists said was a first for Eastern Kentucky U.S. representatives Ben Chandler of Kentucky and Norm Dicks, of Washington, flew from Washington, D.C. to the Wendell H. Ford Airport in Hazard. They flew over several mining sites in West Virginia and...

2008-07-16 00:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FAIRMONT - The Communications Workers of America held a strike- authorization vote in West Virginia and three other states Monday as it continues contract negotiations with Verizon. The results, however, are not expected to be released for another few days, said Ron Gaskins, president of the 100-member Local 2004 in northern West Virginia. Workers have less than 30 days left on their current contract, which expires at midnight Aug. 2. A positive vote would give...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'