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Hechler turns 100


From interrogating top Nazi officials during World War II in 1945 to getting arrested while protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia in 2009, Ken Hechler has had a broad variety of experiences over the last...

Author to discuss book on wind power


Wind power is often seen as a major solution to our energy-related pollution problems. But it is a complex topic. Wind energy has both positive and negative aspects.

Retired aerospace engineer Rody Johnson makes th...

New comp rules could mean more obstacles for workers


Several lawyers who represent injured workers objected last week to proposed rule changes that they said would make it even harder for West Virginia workers to get compensation for injuries suffered on the job.


W.Va. Citizen Action Group marks 40 years of advocacy


In the early 1970s, lawyer David Grubb had been working for consumer advocate Ralph Nader and researching air and water pollution in the Kanawha Valley.

“We decided we wanted to work on broader issues,ȁ...

UMW endorses Tennant at Labor Day rally


RACINE — Eddie Hendricks, president of the Boone County Commission, welcomed about 500 people to the United Mine Workers 76th annual Labor Day celebration in Racine on Monday.

Labor leaders see signs of hope


Last year, union membership for all wage and salary workers held steady at 11.3 percent. Labor leaders hope that’s one sign that a decades-long decline in union membership may be slowing or stopping.


Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain


A coalition of labor, environmental and historic preservation organizations can sue the federal government to preserve the historic site of Blair Mountain in Logan County from mountaintop removal mining, a panel of three...

Tennant attacks Capito on women’s pay issues


Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant’s campaign used today’s anniversary of women earning the right to vote to once again challenge Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito over her votes on equal-p...

Fight to preserve Blair Mountain, labor history, continues


Vigorous debates continue about how extensively the historic Blair Mountain Battlefield, the site of the largest armed confrontation in American labor history, should be preserved.

The United Mine Workers and Frien...

Bad knees are reason travel costs are high, Rockefeller says


Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Friday that his special travel arrangements when going from Washington, D.C., to West Virginia are necessary because of a serious knee injury he suffered several years ago.

The Washington ...

Board dismisses fired Capitol officer’s grievance


The West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board has dismissed a grievance filed by Douglas Day in which he argued his termination as a Capitol Police Officer because of a Facebook post was unfair.


Bistro to open express eatery in Tech Park


Bridge Road Bistro, a business that has promoted its farm-to-table cuisine for the past 10 years, will open Bistro Express Tuesday at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park.

Located in Building 2000 at the park...

Gaston Caperton to receive Spirit of the Valley award


Former Gov. Gaston W. Caperton III will receive the 2014 Spirit of the Valley award from the YMCA of Kanawha Valley at a noon luncheon in the Charleston Civic Center on Wednesday.

The annual award recognizes indiv...

VA clinic in Greenbrier County remains closed


A Veterans Affairs community clinic in Greenbrier County will reopen, despite missing a tentative deadline to do so earlier this month, a spokeswoman said this week.

The VA’s Greenbrier County Community Base...

Manchin urges cutbacks in foreign military ventures


Speaking before the Marine Corps League’s annual national convention in Charleston on Thursday morning, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., praised their heroism and urged cutbacks in American military involvement abroad.<...

Tennant holds drug abuse prevention event


Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, believes the federal government should become more active in countering drug addiction. She chaired a forum on drug abuse at the South Cha...

Frontier, union reach contract agreement


After 13 months of negotiations, the Communications Workers of America and Frontier Communications reached a labor-contract agreement on Monday. It will cover 1,500 CWA members working for Frontier in West Virginia.


Seniors warned of increasing scams


Patrick Jacobs, a Charleston lawyer, spoke Monday about what happened to his late father.

“He was 83 and living independently in Kanawha City. When he went to a local grocery store, on its advertised senior ...

Cramming: Cell phone bills may contain third-party charges


As he winds his Senate career down, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is continuing his battle against “cramming” — a practice that many American consumers don’t know about, but one that has cost...

Tomblin touts Tennant, Rahall at Logan rally


LOGAN — Millions of dollars have been pouring into West Virginia political campaigns this year, mostly to oppose Democratic candidates.

“Big bucks are coming in. Mil...

Union rallies for new Frontier contract


The contract between Frontier Communications and more than 1,500 employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America union expired a year ago. Since then, the contract has been extended several times while both...

W.Va. treasurer warns of unclaimed property solicitation


State Treasurer John Perdue’s office is warning West Virginians not to call a telephone number that promises to help people with searches for their unclaimed property.

“These postcards are not being s...

Union at odds with car dealer; contractor disputes claims


Union members who have been protesting one local auto dealership for weeks have filed a complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court over harassment by employees, but the contractor on the job says most of the workers he...

Ed Rabel’s blends real-life events, fictionalized characters to critique W.Va.


Cotton was King in the South at one time. “But as with the history of many regions of the country, including Appalachia, what once was king was now commonplace and often out-of-place,” writes retired broadc...

U.S. House candidates in W.Va. outline their positions


It wasn’t really a debate: The candidates had seen the questions ahead of time, and they didn’t take any other questions from the audience or each other.

But the two major-party candidates for the U.S...