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Patriot Coal considering layoffs

Patriot Coal said Wednesday it is considering layoffs at two West Virginia mining complexes that employ about 850 workers.

In a prepared statement, St. Louis-based Patriot said it had warned all employees at its Wells complex near Wharton and...

Patriot Coal considering layoffs

Patriot Coal said Wednesday it is considering layoffs at two West Virginia mining complexes that employ about 850 workers.

In a prepared statement, St. Louis-based Patriot said it had warned all employees at its Wells complex near Wharton and...

Kanawha prosecutor, office barred from child-abuse cases
Kanawha prosecutor, office barred from child-abuse cases

Kanawha County prosecutors are barred from cases involving parents abusing their children while their boss faces similar charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom disqualified prosecutor Mark Plants — who...

Study could lead to more crosswalks at dangerous East End intersections

East End neighborhood officials have taken the first step in helping pedestrians cross Greenbrier Street between Charleston’s East End and the state Capitol through a plan which could include a new crosswalk and safety improvements.

The...

Child advocacy group calls on governor to restore funding

Gov. Tomblin cut just over $1 million from programs

Readers voice: April 24, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

To the writer who questioned the authority of the county to regulate or ban firearms in our county parks,...

MSHA rule cuts miners’ coal dust exposure

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a long-awaited rule aimed at protecting coal miners from black lung by reducing their exposure to dust that causes the deadly disease.

U.S. Department of Labor officials say the new rule will lower ...

Judge to decide if Plants can continue prosecuting certain cases
Judge to decide if Plants can continue prosecuting certain cases

Attorneys asked to list potentially conflicting cases involving children, domestic violence

Republicans running in 36th new to the game
Republicans running in 36th new to the game

Only one of seven candidates running in Republican primary has run before

ER symptoms ‘consistent’ with MCHM exposure
ER symptoms ‘consistent’ with MCHM exposure

Hundreds of West Virginia residents who sought emergency-room care in January were treated for symptoms that were “consistent” with exposure to MCHM, the primary chemical that leaked from the Freedom Industries tank farm into the...

Accrediting switch could be ahead for CAMC

Plans are in the works for switching accreditation bodies for Charleston Area Medical Center from The Joint Commission to Det Norske Veritas.

DNV, a Norwegian-based company, would analyze the facility on an annual basis as compared to three year ...

Indian classical music relies on improvisation, not notation

Classical vocalist says songs have rules, but ‘improvising’ is key

Rare guitars drive Southern Culture on the Skids’ sound
Rare guitars drive Southern Culture on the Skids’ sound

Look at the end of a rock guitarist’s instrument and you’re likely to see one of two names: Fender or Gibson.

Since the 1950s those two companies have supplied the lion’s share of electric guitars to pickers of all stripes,...

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