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Proposed Civic Center renovation features airy corridors, outdoor plaza
Proposed Civic Center renovation features airy corridors, outdoor plaza

A renovated Charleston Civic Center could include new glassed-in corridors, an expanded convention center space and an outdoor plaza along the Elk River, according to concept renderings presented to city council’s Finance Committee Monday...

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...

Charleston man admits selling heroin on East End

A Charleston man pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of distributing heroin.

Jon Paul Clements, 33, sold heroin on Charleston’s East End in July and August to a person cooperating with police.

Clements admitted to selling the...

Boil-water advisories

Beckley Water Company has lifted a boil-water advisory issued for customers from 290 Upper Sand Lick Road to 1100 Upper Sand Lick Road.

McDowell County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory for customers in the Big Four area....

Education summit focuses on technology, equal opportunity

When the World Wide Web was introduced more than 20 years ago, schools started to change.

When Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, they changed even more.

About 200,000 online learning applications have been developed for mobile devices...

Morrisey still wants gay marriage lawsuit dismissed

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey still wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by same-sex couples over the state’s ban on gay marriage, despite the fact gay couples can now marry in the Mountain State.

Three same-sex couples...

About 550 W.Va. coal miners failed drug tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test.

State Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training Eugene White...

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