Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

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Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Potpourri

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A columnist for the Republican Wheeling newspapers sneered at Donald Trump's pledge to restore coal miner jobs in southern West Virginia. Mike Myer said a mining recovery "isn't going to happen. Many closed mines have been sealed and their machines removed, he wrote. "They were abandoned and a number of them have filled up with water. Myer said coal defenders have "missed the boat - coal's decline is unstoppable. As for Trump, the columnist said the GOP front-runner's new book, "Crippled America," outlines various possible economic boosts but doesn't "mention coal even once." * n n

Charlie Jones, who turned 98 on Friday, commented: "Birthdays are like other days, except it's very important to have one."

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A May 20 Washington Post report on debts owed by Greenbrier owner Jim Justice said West Virginia "has lost almost half its 42,500 mining jobs over the past year. …

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