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Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Administrative...

Bistro to open express eatery in Tech Park

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Seniors warned of increasing scams

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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...

Rabel joins race for Congress

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A fourth candidate will be on the ballot for the U.S. House 2nd Congressional District this November.

Longtime national television reporter Ed Rabel announced Monday that he had received enough signatures to get on...

Guard ready if needed at border, WV Guard official says

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A high-ranking official with the West Virginia National Guard said if President Barack Obama decides to send the Guard to the nation’s border, troops will be ready.

“If the president decides it, it i...

New program helps cities and towns manage finances online

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State Treasurer John Perdue is trying to help cities and towns across the state manage with a new program to help them manage their finances more quickly and effectively.

“I love to reach out to the public a...

Graphic novel raises tale of little-known African-American soldiers in World War I

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A new graphic novel traces the “Harlem Hellfighters” from military enlistment lines in Harlem to their military training camp, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then over to France, where they fought from the...

Longtime director leaving state Nature Conservancy

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Rodney Bartgis, longtime state director for the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia, left his position on Friday.

“As a native West Virginian, it has been an honor to help in preserving West Virginia’...

More renewable energy jobs would improve black neighborhoods, report says

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If renewable energy sources begin to produce a higher percentage of energy in West Virginia, new jobs would be created, and health conditions, particularly in poor and black neighborhoods, would improve, according to a n...

Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Congress must soon pass long-term legislation — opposed by scores of conservative Republicans — to improve the country’s infrastructure in order to avoid collapsing bridges...

Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Congress must soon pass long-term legislation — opposed by scores of conservative Republicans — to improve the country’s infrastructure in order to avoid collapsing bridges...

Study highlights low minimum wage for tipped employees

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In West Virginia and many other states, the minimum wage for all workers is $7.25 an hour, but it is significantly less for tipped workers. Many restaurant owners only pay their workers a wage of $2.13 an hour, assuming ...

Rahall speaks to American Legion on VA scandal

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Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-West Virginia, spoke about how to fix the problems in veterans’ health care at the American Legion’s 96th State Convention in Huntington on Saturday.

Rahall also urged passage o...

New WVU forensics department headed by ex-provost

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West Virginia University announced Wednesday that it is creating a new Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and named a former WVU provost -- who sued the school over his dismissal after the scandal over a d...

SALS volunteers continue projects this summer

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When volunteers with the Southern Appalachian Labor School arrived at the home of Douglas Valentine in Cannelton on June 30, they got an unpleasant shock.

“Just when the volunteers got there on the first day...

Group plans meetings to discuss proposed Pocahontas County natural-gas pipelines

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A group announced plans Monday to hold several public meetings about natural gas pipelines proposed for Pocahontas County and nearby areas.

The group, Mountain People Stand Together, will hold its first event at 1 ...

Power companies seek 17 percent rate hike

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, both subsidiaries of American Electric Power, asked the West Virginia Public Service Commission on Monday to approve a 17 percent overall increase in elect...