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Report: W.Va. rural roads, bridges among worst in nation

West Virginia received poor marks in a new report that examined traffic fatalities and road and bridge conditions in rural areas.

Twenty-nine percent of major rural roads in West Virginia were in poor condition in 2013, the sixth highest rate in...

Court filings detail second Elk River drinking water intake

More than four decades ago, West Virginia American Water built much of the piping needed for a second drinking water intake upstream from an Elk River industrial site that later became Freedom Industries, according to confidential state records...

South Charleston city manager takes job in private sector

South Charleston City Manager Carlton Lee has left city government to take a job in the private sector.

“Carlton’s been here 32 years, and he can’t make any more on his pension, so it’s pretty silly for him not to...

‘Free money’ creates tax fraud

‘Free money’ creates tax fraud


I worked for many years in tax preparation. Most of the fraud or attempted fraud I saw was perpetrated by members of the victim’s family. An ex-husband would claim the kids when...

Ecosystem, health are connected

Ecosystem, health vital to well-being


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” is a simple but piercing Native American proverb that reminds us of the impact of our current...

Who’d wait around for a one-legged stool?

Who’d wait around for a one-legged stool?


Imagine you’ve got a stool. The stool allows you to reach the table, where you can work, advocate for yourself, contribute, all that. Along comes the manufacturer and they say,...

State veterans cemetery to hold Memorial Day ceremonies

The Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery will be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day weekend and will host two different activities in observance of the holiday.

On Sunday, several local Boy Scout troops will place...

Editorial: Gun facts don’t match PR

After rival motorcycle gangs slaughtered each other at a Texas biker hangout, a CNN commentary asked:

“Is this who and what we have become as a nation? ... Is American culture now so drenched in weaponry...

Kanawha Solid Waste Authority mulls how to pay for new facility

Now that demolition is almost complete at Charleston’s Slack Street recycling center, Kanawha County solid waste officials are trying to figure out how to pay for a new facility.

Members of the Kanawha County Solid Waste...

Blankenship’s request for Vegas trip rejected

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship won’t be spending Memorial Day in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, a federal magistrate judge denied Blankenship’s request to...

WVU-Parkersburg adds services at Center for Early Learning

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. —West Virginia University at Parkersburg is adding additional services for the Center for Early Learning.

The university says the childcare facility will introduce a new class starting in the fall and two new services...

Inspection of commercial buses increasing in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Public Service Commission says it is increasing inspections of motor coaches, tour buses and other commercial passenger buses.

The commission says the inspections are part of a joint effort with the...

Greyhound expands bus service to Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Greyhound has expanded its intercity bus service to Morgantown.

The company announced the new service on Monday in a news release. Greyhound says there will be one stop in Morgantown at the Mountaineer Station on the...

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