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CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule
CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule

Federal regulators, state inspectors and company officials did not take steps that could have prevented a December 2010 explosion and fire that killed three workers at a Hancock County metals recycling plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators...

‘RFC’ features InFormation

This week’s “RFC MINI SHOW,” online at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), dives into the vault for two songs — including a never-before-seen one — by local rock band InFormation that were recorded in May ...

7 W.Va. councils get funding to develop job growth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Seven public-private regional councils in West Virginia will receive $70,000 grants apiece to produce economic development strategies that support creating jobs.

The grants from the U.S. Economic Development...

West Virginia awards $1.3 million in arts grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – About $1.3 million in art grants have been awarded to 55 organizations and 25 individual artists across West Virginia.

The state Commission on the Arts and the Division of Culture and History announced the grants...

Unemployment rate falls slightly in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment in West Virginia fell slightly in June.

WorkForce West Virginia says June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May.

The...

Kanawha officials perplexed by spike in jail bill

Kanawha County officials are trying to figure out what’s responsible for a recent spike in the bill for housing prisoners at the South Central Regional Jail.

The county’s jail bill jumped more...

Lawyers deciding how to proceed in local employer birth-control case

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against them last month, attorneys for the federal government want more time to decide their next move in a lawsuit filed against it by South Charleston car dealer Joe Holland over whether he can refuse to pay for...

Freedom Industries site demolition begins
Freedom Industries site demolition begins

As another brief summer storm rolled through Tuesday afternoon, Mark Welch was watching the clock and monitoring the skies, hoping everything would line up perfectly so he could get moving on the next step in ridding the Kanawha Valley of the now-...

Sport Mart to close in Charleston after 84 years

Sport Mart is closing after more than 80 years in Charleston, officials with the local sporting goods store said Wednesday.

“This is a very sad time for the Sport Mart family as most of our employees have been with us for 20 years or more,...

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Wednesday cartoon

Howard Swint: W.Va. should not fall for Mooney

When blind ambition is combined with Washington politics a candidate’s true character starts to show, especially the closer they come to grasping the brass ring.

In the case of Alex Mooney, the Republican nominee for West...

Making things at Digiso Maker Camp
Making things at Digiso Maker Camp

With 3-D printers, a high-tech multimedia “capture space” and some savvy instructors, the high school students at last week’s Digiso Maker Camp had quite a range of things they could try to actually make.

“I think I...

Funerals for: July 16, 2014

Bailey, Texanna 1 p.m., Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Simon.

Barnett, Jack D. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Bell, James F. 1 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Dobbins,...

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