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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

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DENVER (AP) - West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says the mining industry needs to speak up about coal's role in providing the nation with safe and affordable power. Manchin is leading the fight on Capitol Hill against a White House strategy on climate change that he says is tantamount to a war on coal.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's former state school superintendent says in her latest lawsuit that she was unfairly fired from the post in a secret plot by Board of Education members to oust her. Jorea Marple has now filed her second lawsuit since her firing in November 2012, and she's seeking relief for mental anguish and loss of reputation.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick is leaving the post at month's end. McCormick hasn't given a reason publicly for his plan to resign and says his last day on the job will be April 30th.

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Workers are resetting the headstones at Wheeling's oldest cemetery after many of them have fallen down because of shifting soil or been toppled by vandals. The work at the city-owned Mount Wood Cemetery comes even as a local historian is trying to create a database of all the people buried in the cemetery.

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