Christiansburg's Dish Network center to hire 200

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Christiansburg's Dish Network center to hire 200 By Jeff Sturgeon How to apply What: Job fair Where: Dish Network, 400 Technology Drive in Christiansburg (in Falling Branch Corporate Park just off Interstate 81) When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday For more details: Go to Dish Network Corp. plans to hire 200 people to work full ... Read more »

Rep. Griffith to Newsmax: Obama Eroding Nation’s Economic Power Read more on Rep. Griffith to Newsmax: Obama Eroding Nation's Economic Power

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By Todd Beamon and John Bachman Four more years of President Barack Obama will bring a “real loss of economic power in this country,” Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith tells Newsmax.TV. “We would see not just a few thousand layoffs, but tens of thousands of layoffs across the coal country of this nation –... Read more »

EPA stifles U.S. coal but subsidizes it in China

| Posted in In the News Two weeks ago, the United States national debt surpassed $16 trillion. To put that into perspective, that is more than $50,000 per person in the U.S. To finance this overwhelming debt, the U.S. is borrowing roughly 40 cents of every dollar we spend, a good portion of it from foreign countri... Read more »

GOP says coal mine closures underscore Obama 'war on coal'

| Posted in In the News By Zack Colman - 09/18/12 03:00 PM ET Republicans used a large coal firm’s decision to halt mining at eight sites Tuesday to attack President Obama’s regulatory policies that the GOP says targets the coal industry. Alpha Natural Resources, which possesses the world’s third-largest supply of coa... Read more »

Craig County farmers meet with Congressman Morgan Griffith

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By: Morgan Donnelly | WSLS From the farm lands of southwest Virginia to Washington DC., farmers are hoping their concerns are heard. "Eminent domain and also estate tax which is very important to all farmers and we need relief on some of these things,” says J.C. Winstead. "It is hard to survive whe... Read more »

Coal issue playing a major role in presidential Battleground States

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PR Newswire Count on Coal campaign forcing candidates to take sides in the 'war on coal' WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New billboard advertising in six battleground states across the country is asking voters if they know where candidates stand on coal use and affordable electricity. The recently launched Count on Coal campaign ( has placed more than 150 b... Read more »

Coal Continues to be Major Issue in Virginia

| Posted in In the News WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Congressional Hearing highlights Virginia's frustration with the Obama Administration's regulations Alpha Natural Resources President Paul Vining, testifying at a congressional hearing today in Abingdon, Va., said, "While there is no question that our indus... Read more »

Republicans Bring Charge of Obama ‘War on Coal’ to Virginia

| Posted in In the News By Mark Drajem - Republicans took their complaints about President Barack Obama’s rules to curb pollution from coal power plants to rural Virginia, saying the regulations will harm the economy of the election battleground state. Joining the lawmakers at a hearing in the coal-dependent southw... Read more »

Goodlatte, Griffith and Hurt: GOP exhibits resolve to repeal

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By: BOB GOODLATTE, H. MORGAN GRIFFITH AND ROBERT HURT | Times-Dispatch In the days after the Supreme Court's disappointing ruling on President Obama's health care law, the resolve of the American people and Republicans in Congress only grows stronger. While the Supreme Court upheld t... Read more »

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