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Teamsters donate food, toys to children’s home


Just before noon on Saturday, 20 members of Teamsters Local 175, carried boxes of food and toys out of a large truck into the Davis Child Center on Greenbrier Street in Charleston, run by the Children’s Home Socie...

Charleston native defending MetLife in dispute with feds


A Charleston native is at the forefront of a battle between the federal government and one of the largest financial institutions in the country.

On Thursday, insurance giant MetLife Inc. said the federal Financial ...

NYSF’s efforts to move to Canaan facility continue


The National Youth Science Foundation continued its efforts earlier this week for approval to move into the Canaan Valley Institute’s Research and Education Center near Davis, in Tucker County...

Manchin defends spending bill, surgeon general votes


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., defended his vote against the $1.1 trillion “omnibus bill” passed by Congress passed last weekend, and his vote against the president’s nominee as U.S. surgeon general, dur...

Diamond Electric moving U.S. office to Putnam


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Monday that Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corp. is moving its North American headquarters from Michigan to Eleanor in Putnam County.

“Since Diam...

When less is more: Even as wages rise, earning power drops


When people think about their wages, annual salaries and expenses it’s not always easy to compare current costs to past costs and figure out just what has changed financially.

The minimum wage, created in 19...

Laid-off coal miners hear of retraining opportunities


MOUNT GAY — Nearly 75 coal miners who recently lost their jobs attended a meeting about retraining for new careers held Friday at the Southern West Virginia ...

Rockefeller commends FFC’s $1.5 billion boost to E-Rate program


Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., praised the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday for approving an additional $1.5 billion in funds to help connect more students and libraries across the country to today’s ...

Century buys smelter in South Carolina


Century Aluminum Co. announced on Monday that it has acquired full ownership of an aluminum smelter in Mt. Holly, South Carolina, that was owned by Alcoa. The company previously announced it planned to buy the entire pla...

10 years after battle in Iraq, W.Va. man receives Silver Star


On Easter Sunday 10 years ago, Army Capt. James L. McCormick was part of a unit defending Baghdad International Airport when, at noon, enemy insurgents attacked his camp.

McCormick, now retired from the Army and li...

W.Va. business foundation to continue after Rockefeller retirement


U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is retiring, but a group he created more than two decades ago to help bring business in West Virginia will continue.

The Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation will keep trying its eff...

Highways employees to get new pay plan


With low salaries and few promotions, West Virginia’s Division of Highways often has a hard time recruiting and retaining good employees, but that could be about to change after the DOH and the local union agreed ...

Charles Ryan pens new mystery novel


Maple Avenue Gang members experienced a fascinating Christmas season after they began exploring a historic train graveyard filled with 200 abandoned wooden Pullman railroad cars near their homes in Keyser.

Six 10-y...

Manchin, Capito, McKinley oppose Obama’s immigration executive orders


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., criticized the White House and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for failing to respond properly to dealing with the increasing number of illegal immigrant...

Harshbarger to visit Taylor Books to sign new novel


West Virginia author Dwight Harshbarger has just published a new novel about people living near chemical plants that generate leaks and spills that threaten lives and safety in local communities.

Harshbarger will v...

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation featured in national report


The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is one of 30 groups featured in a national report released on Monday by The Democracy Collaborative called “A Ne...

Coal disaster author speaks at Taylor Books


Author Peter A. Galuszka will speak at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston Tuesday night, Nov. 18, about his book “Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal.”


Rockefeller honored by health care organizations


Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., was honored during a special reception at the Women’s Club in Charleston on Friday evening for promoting good health care for all Americans during his 50 years of public service in W...

Postal Workers Union protests closures


Fifteen members of the American Postal Workers Union picketed outside Charleston’s downtown post office along Washington Street at noon on Friday. They were seeking public support for their efforts to prevent the ...

Manchin votes against Reid as Senate leader


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was one of several Democratic senators to vote against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to become Senate minority leader beginning when the 114th Congress convenes in January.


Laury’s co-owner says new restaurant won’t be affiliated


One of the co-owners of Laury’s Restaurant in Charleston says a new downtown restaurant -- being opened by another Laury’s co-owner -- won’t have any official connection with Laury’s.


Film tells stories of W.Va.’s ‘37 Fallen’


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Tuesday, which is Veterans Day, the new documentary film “37 Fallen: The Story of West Virginia’s Heroes in the War on Terror” will be shown for the first time. The 88-m...

WVU name’s new policy and politics school after Rockefeller


In his final trip home to West Virginia as a senator, Jay Rockefeller announced a new school, named in his honor, at West Virginia University and made WVU the permanent home for all of his Senate papers.


Workers’ compensation rule change withdrawn


The state Workers’ Compensation Industrial Council is withdrawing a proposed rule that critics said would make it harder for workers to collect payments for injuries suffered on their jobs.

“I think t...

Judge orders ex-Putnam doctor King to pay millions


A Putnam County judge has ordered John Anderson King, a former osteopathic surgeon on the staff of Putnam General Hospital, to pay 13 of his former patients nearly $44 million.

Putnam Circuit Judge Philip Stowers o...

Kroger workers approve contract


Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 voted overwhelmingly this week to ratify a new, three-year contract with Kroger. The contract includes workers in Kroger stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentu...

Laury’s owners to open new restaurant in former Vandalia Grill


The owner of Laury’s Restaurant, a long-time fine dining establishment in Charleston, is planning to open a new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Vandalia Grill, a location that has been closed for mont...

Rahall gets endorsement from primary opponent Ojeda


LOGAN — Richard Ojeda, who challenged Rep. Nick Rahall in last spring’s Democratic primary for Congress, endorsed Rahall at a rally in Logan on Friday.

Ojeda, a retired Ar...

Huntington author talks about ‘hippie homesteaders’


“I am a daughter of the hills — born and bred, as we say in West Virginia,” Carter Taylor Seaton said to begin her talk at Wednesday’s luncheon hosted by the University of Charleston Builders,...

Minimum wage hike among issues on bus tour


Tennant, other candidates address crowd in support of middle class issues

By Paul J. Nyden

Staff writer

During its tour through several states, the “Put the Middle Class First” bus...

Ads in Jenkins/Rahall race play loose with facts


As Election Day approaches, Democrats and Republicans are exchanging harsh criticism in the race between long-time incumbent Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., and his challenger, state Sen. Evan Jenkins, R-Cabell.

The ...