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Readers Voice: Oct. 21, 2014

Reading the marriage applications in Sunday’s paper brought a smile to my face.

Someone, no doubt a tea party patriot who reveres the Constitution asked why we didn’t get to vote on gay marriage? It’s because civil rights...

Feds: Most coal dust samples would meet new mark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust.

A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday said 99 percent of about 7,500 samples were...

W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house

WHEELING, W.Va. — A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina.

A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann...

According to plans (photos)
According to plans (photos)

Editorial: Mike Pushkin outstanding choice for House 37th

Mike Pushkin, a Democrat, emphasizes his unusual route to running for office. Son of a well-known Charleston doctor and social worker, Pushkin is a taxi driver, whose job puts him in contact with people of all occupations and income levels day and...

Editorial: Guthrie, Rowe, Wells for House 36th

Nancy Guthrie, Democrat of Charleston, retired from her own communications business and is a proven representative, focused on economic development not only during legislative sessions but year-round.

Larry L. Rowe, Democrat of Malden, has...

Editorial: Wong, Hatfield, Cooper, Byrd for House 35th

Sherri Wong, Democrat and owner of the Bridge Road Bistro in Charleston, speaks passionately and eloquently on the need to protect the state’s water in the wake of the Freedom Industries chemical spill that poisoned the water and closed...

Editorial: Sally Shepherd for House 39th

Sally Shepherd, Democrat from Sissonville, is perhaps best known for her longtime service to the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority, where she championed recycling and reducing waste sent to landfills. On her farm she uses biofuels and is interested ...

Capito’s record is not good for families

Capito’s record is not good for families


After watching and listening to the debate between Natalie Tennant and Shelley Moore Capito, it is very evident that Capito was still running against President Obama. She was like a...

Delegate says Ethics complaint against him dismissed

Delegate David Walker, D-Clay, said Monday he has been notified by the state Ethics Commission that a complaint filed against him for franking letters to constituents has been dismissed.

Clay was one of several Democratic delegates who were the...

Proposal to house inmates in Ky. on ‘back burner’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With inmate populations trending downward, and with opportunities for several new in-state facilities, a proposal to house state prisoners at a private, for-profit prison in Kentucky is no longer a priority, West...

Juveniles arrested for Hall Street thefts

The Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested three juveniles Monday for burglaries, breaking and entering, and motor vehicle theft on the West Side.

Over the past month, the Hall Street area has seen an increase...

Lab tech: Coal companies wanted water samples faked

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Employees of a Raleigh County laboratory falsified water quality samples under pressure from their coal company clients, a laboratory technician and supervisor who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act...

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