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My Turn: Charleston is still worthy of city pride
My Turn: Charleston is still worthy of city pride

When I asked my dad, a Charleston-lifer, which Charleston he liked better — the one he knew growing up or the Charleston it is now — I was surprised by his answer: “Oh, definitely Charleston now.”

Don’t get me...

Cross Lanes man previously charged with murder admits drug charges

A Cross Lanes man, who had previously been accused in a Putnam County slaying, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to selling high-grade methamphetamine.

David Matthew Little, 37, admitted he conspired with other people to distribute more...

KCHD appoints new board member

The Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health swore in Martha Walker, a former state legislator and former Department of Health and Human Resources secretary, as its newest board member on Thursday.

Walker, a lifelong Charleston resident, was appointed ...

Photos: Run for the Wall riders stop at WV Capitol
Photos: Run for the Wall riders stop at WV Capitol

‘Fast-track’ trade bill moves forward in Senate

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to move forward with a bill that would let President Obama negotiate trade agreements that Congress would then not be able to change, only accept or reject.

The Senate voted 62-38 to end debate on the “fast-...

Freedom executives skip latest arraignment

A federal magistrate on Thursday entered not guilty pleas on behalf of former Freedom Industries officials Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell, in a brief arraignment on ...

Casinos will no longer have biggest part of tourism advertising grants

State Tourism Commissioners Thursday repealed a long-standing preference that provided the state’s four racetrack casinos with the lion’s share of funding for tourism advertising matching grants.

With the change, the four casinos...

Developer may buy Chamberlain Court homes on East End
Developer may buy Chamberlain Court homes on East End

A set of vacant East End row houses might one day house families again if a Charleston developer decides to take up the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority on its option to buy the houses.

Chris Sadd, with Grant Street Commons LLC, spoke with the ...

WV’s Manchin, Capito split on ending bulk phone data collection

West Virginia’s two U.S. senators are divided on whether to rein in the federal government’s bulk collection and surveillance of telephone records, a program that recently was ruled illegal by a federal appeals court.

Sen. Joe...

Court says records about WVU mining health research protected

West Virginia does not have an “academic freedom” exemption to its public records law, but certain documents about a former university researcher’s examination of mountaintop removal mining’s impacts on public health are...

Out-of-state principal a slap in the face

Out-of-state principal a slap in the face


What is going on? The state Board of Education fired Dr. Jorea Marple of West Virginia. Then they hired an out-of-state person to go in another direction.

The other direction? Perhaps ...

Measure would require 90-day wait to demolish historic structures

The Charleston Historic Landmark Commission unanimously passed an initiative Thursday afternoon recommending City Council force home and business owners in the newly expanded East End Historic District to wait 90 days before their given a permit to...

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