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Trade bill passes Senate, Capito sides with Obama, Manchin opposes


In an unusual twist, Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito voted yes on a controversial trade bill Friday evening, giving more authority to President Barack Obama, while Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, voted no, against the...

‘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 ...

Ex-Charleston resident discusses “Death, Sex & Money” podcast


Anna Sale’s job is talking about things that others don’t.

Sale, who grew up in Charleston and graduated from George Washington High School, is the host and managing director of

Harvard lecturer to look at history of media, politics


“I will start with the pamphlet wars of the American Revolution and go down through history to social media and how that has transformed our culture in recent years.”

That’s how Harvard Univers...

Citizens Action Group gets $222K donation


The West Virginia Citizen’s Action Group held its Annual Spring Fling on Friday night at the Women’s Club of Charleston, honoring a longtime state delegate and receiving an unexpectedly large donation.


Lawsuit alleges corruption by state Athletic Commission


Christopher MacCorkle Smith, whose corporation A.C.R. Promotions owns the “Rough N’ Rowdy Brawl” and “Ruckus in the Cage,” filed a federal lawsuit last week against members, and former ...

Chief of NASA tells WVSU grads to ‘be fearless, dream big’


The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration addressed more than 260 graduates at West Virginia State University on Saturday, telling them to be bold and dream big, citing the example of a black women bo...

Manchin opposes fast-track trade negotiation bill


Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.Va., continues to oppose Trade Promotion Authority legislation that would give the White House fast-track authority to secretly negotiate trade deals with foreign countries, including the proposed ...

Manchin among senators pushing infrastructure


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., organized seven of his Senate colleagues, all former governors, to urge members of Congress to pass legislation that would dedicate more money to infrastructure projects.

In recent years,...

Builders union honors CAMC’s Ramsey


Over the past 22 months, 170 workers spent 235,680 hours building Charleston Area Medical Center’s new Cancer Center in Kanawha City. All of those workers were union members.

On Monday afternoon, the Kanawha...

Charleston episode of Antiques Roadshow to air tonight


Six thousand people, from 40 states and two Canadian provinces, came to Charleston last August for the Antiques Roadshow and their visits had a $1.5 million impact on the local economy, said Scott Finn, executive directo...

Letter carriers to hold annual food drive


Local mail carriers will have some extra duties on their appointed rounds this weekend.

The National Association of Letter Carriers will collect food for people in need on Saturday.

Kanawha Valley residents ...

UC to host Mars exploration lecture on Thursday


Robots who continue exploring Mars and other planets will be the focus of a presentation at the University of Charleston on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Steven Squyres, an astronomy professor at Cornell University, headed th...

Proposal would let businesses opt out of workers’ comp


More than 20 major companies are funding a national lobbying group pushing bills in state legislatures that would eliminate state-run workers’ compensation coverage, and allow companies to buy their own insurance ...

W.Va. American Water wants 28 percent rate increase


West Virginia American Water Company is asking for a 28 percent rate increase from the state Public Service Commission.

If the PSC approved the rate hike, average residential customers — who use 3,256 gallon...

UC Builders recognize local female artists


For the fourth year, the University of Charleston Builders honored local female artists on Wednesday.

The three artists honored at the luncheon were Barrie Kaufman and Kathy Boland, both of whom live in Charleston,...

Ceremony remembers 17 who died on the job in W.Va.


Nearly 150 people gathered around the coal miner’s statue on the state Capitol grounds to honor and remember 17 workers who died on their jobs in 2014, including coal miners, truckers and utility workers.


Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June


MORGANTOWN — Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself...

New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, says it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

“When we first approached the senator ab...

AARP hosting “Money Smart Week” events


A weeklong campaign designed to help people better manage their money is underway.

State AARP officials are holding their sixth annual “Money Smart Week,” this week. The campaign will include 75 diff...

Conference addresses “sacredness” of Appalachia


Participants of a conference in Charleston on Monday said they want to address global warming and its effects from a spiritual perspective.

The Appalachian Preservation Project opened the two-day conference ȁ...

Housing for disabled seniors opens in Charleston


Seniors who need wheelchair-accessible housing have a new option in downtown Charleston.

The West Virginia AFL-CIO dedicated on Friday morning a new center that will offer independent living arrangements for physic...

Interfaith group celebrates 65 years


A local group whose members are Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrians will hold its 65th annual luncheon next week.

The Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council event will be Wednesday at the John X...

After clinic closure, Manchin asks for help for Greenbrier veterans


A Veterans Administration mobile unit from Bluefield may be coming to help veterans who usually receive their medical help and treatment from the VA clinic in Maxwelton in Greenbrier County.

The Maxwelton Clinic w...

VA clinic in Greenbrier County to close indefinitely


A veterans clinic in Greenbrier County was closed yet again Monday, after air quality tests found elevated levels of formaldehyde in the air.

Medical services offered to veterans through the Greenbrier County Commu...

Walker expanding its agriculture business at Nitro location


The Walker Machinery Co. announced plans Monday to open a new Agri-Business Division at its facility in Nitro.

Walker Machinery released a statement indicating it will allow the “company to expand its agri-b...

Pacific free-trade pact still raising concerns


Debates about the United States’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial proposal that would oversee 40 percent of all U.S. foreign trade, have been going on for years. Those debates are com...

Charleston Newspapers to offer digital business seminars


Working to help local businesses, Charleston Newspapers is launching a series of seminars to teach small business owners about how “migrating into the digital space” will help them.

Getting better acc...

Hatfield resigns as head of Patriot Coal


Ben Hatfield resigned as president and chief executive officer of Patriot Coal Corp., based in Scott Depot, on Friday.

Patriot’s board of directors appointed Robert W. Bennett, currently a senior vice presid...

Judge says Allegiant pilots can’t go on strike


A judge has issued a temporary restraining order that prevents pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air from going on strike.

On Wednesday afternoon, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, which rep...

Airline strike likely to cause canceled flights Thursday


More than 250 Allegiant Air flights, with more than 33,000 passengers, are likely to be canceled Thursday.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, based in Las Vegas, issued a press statement on Wedn...

Charleston Newspapers launches online jobs board


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Wednesday, The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail will introduce a new website to help people find jobs they want and help employers find people to fill their job openings.


Senior services bureau offers Medicare, Social Security help


For senior citizens applying for Medicare and Social Security benefits, seeking employment and looking to get in-home health care, help is as close as Charleston’s shopping mall.

MVB Bank opens in downtown Charleston


Featuring sophisticated new electronic machines to make deposits and withdraw cash, MVB Bank’s newest location opened in downtown Charleston Thursday.

New interactive teller systems, featuring live bank tell...