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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions.

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers… The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester. … Continue reading

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro officials on Wednesday, Mar. 29 welcomed the U.S. Senate’s decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation. Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member following the Senate’s overwhelming ratification on Tuesday. Russia, though, strongly opposes the Western military alliance’s expansion … Continue reading

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

MOSCOW (AP) — The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia’s long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation’s painful two-year recession. A year before facing re-election, President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: to further tighten … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot ( Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … Continue reading


Health department program to dispense overdose reversal drug

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards in providing naloxone and free training for how to use it. The News-Leader … Continue reading