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Study says advanced form of black lung at historically high levels
Study says advanced form of black lung at historically high levels

Prevalence of type of black lung among veteran miners in West Virginia, Appalachia, at highest rate since 1970s

Switch to online testing delays WESTEST scores

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s teachers had to wait longer than ever to receive their students’ standardized test scores this year because of requirements tied to the state’s transition to online testing.


State schools chief sworn in (photo)
State schools chief sworn in (photo)

Scott Depot man arrested for allegedly abusing grandchildren

Deputies arrested a Scott Depot man Friday for allegedly severely bruising his two grandchildren with a wooden back scratcher.

James Spencer Jr., 51, is charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in injury for reportedly harming a 9-year-...

Worst form of black lung is roaring back

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The worst type of black lung disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the 1970s, government researchers warned in a new data analysis published Monday.

Experts at the...

Reunions: Sept. 16, 2014

Charleston General Hospital School of Nursing: Saturday, Charleston Marriott Town Center. A morning brunch and hospital tour and an evening brunch will be featured. For more information or if you have not been contacted, call 304-345-1407....

Time at the cathedral
Time at the cathedral

Yeager gets $3.6 million for system to reduce emissions from idling aircraft

Charleston’s Yeager Airport has been awarded $3.6 million in federal funds to provide power and pre-conditioned air at its seven boarding gates, allowing commercial aircraft to shut down their engines and save fuel while...

Number of participants in Charleston recycling program unknown
Number of participants in Charleston recycling program unknown

A City Council committee wants to increase participation in the city’s recycling program, but Charleston has done no formal surveys of neighborhoods to figure out how many people are putting items out for curbside collection.


Eastbrook approved for remodel

Eastbrook — a Stonerise Healthcare company and skilled nursing facility in Kanawha City — is on its way to getting a new look.

The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use permit on Thursday that would...

Ex-congressman West to speak to West Virginia GOP

The Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Former Congressman Allen West will headline a West Virginia Republican event in two weeks.

The South Florida Republican will speak at the West Virginia GOP Eastern Panhandle Victory...

Hanging Rock Observatory hosts workshops on raptors, Allegheny Trail

A former Jefferson National Forest fire tower, the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory is used each autumn to monitor the annual fall migration of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey. Saturday’s workshop on raptor identification will include a...

One candidate for Mingo family judge more qualified, Tomblin told

Three names were recommended to the governor for the appointment of Mingo County Family Court judge, but in an unprecedented move, the judicial vacancy commission wrote a letter with their No. 1 pick.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was told in a letter ...

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