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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...

Pocahontas group opposes Dominion pipeline plan

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Dominion Resources is considering building two pipelines, each 42 inches in diameter, to transport natural gas about 450 miles through the wilderness areas of Randolph and Pocahontas counties and down through Virginia to...

W.Va. AFL-CIO, Rahall praise Rockefeller

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia AFL-CIO gave a “lifetime achievement award” to retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., during a special convention in Charleston on Friday.

The AFL-CIO was...

C-SPAN bus rides into town

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The C-SPAN Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, stopped in Charleston on Monday, visiting the YMCA on Hillcrest Drive and a meeting of the Rotary Club of Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center.

The bus travels...

Eight arrested during MTR protest

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Eight people demanding an end to mountaintop removal mining were arrested Friday at the headquarters of Alpha Natural Resources in Bristol, Va. Three of the protesters were arrested while they blockaded the entrance to ...

MRC Global to hold job fair Saturday

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The company formed by the merger of Charleston-based McJunkin Corp. will hold a job fair in Charleston this weekend.

MRC Global Inc. will host a career jobs fair at its office on Hillcrest Drive on Saturday, from 1...

Forum focuses on exporting

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Many small businesses in West Virginia could increase their business and profits by exporting their products to foreign countries, business owners learned Monday.

More than 200 people attended the “Global Ac...

Companies that use offshore tax havens are big Capito donors

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While both major candidates for U.S. Senate in West Virginia have accepted donations from big corporations accused of using offshore tax havens, some of those corporations have been significant contributors to Rep. Shell...

Caperton appeals verdict in Massey Coal case

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Hugh Caperton, who has argued for the past 17 years that Massey Energy forced his coal companies into bankruptcy, filed a motion in the Buchanan County Circuit Court in Grundy, Virginia, on Friday, asking for a new trial...

Urecki, Manchin visit Israel

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On a recent trip to Israel, Rabbi Victor Urecki of Charleston and Sen. Joe Manchin met with prime ministers from Israel and Palestine as well as peace negotiators and military leaders.

Urecki, of B’nai Jaco...

Forum on exporting products set for Monday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Fred P. Hochberg, president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will host the Global Access Forum on Monday in the Great Hall at the Culture Center on...

Proposed rule would increase minimum wage for federal contract workers

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United States Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez announced a proposed rule on Thursday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour.

“With a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, the gover...

Some Republicans back Democrat Casey

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Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and Tom Lane, president of the Charleston City Council, are among the Republicans who will back Democratic congressional candidate Nick Casey in the November election, according to Casey ...

Rockefeller introduces bill to extend CHIP funding

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., a longtime supporter of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, introduced a bill Wednesday that would ensure the program’s funding for several years after Rockefeller retire...

Former Capitol Police officer challenges firing

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During a two-and-a-half-hour grievance hearing on Tuesday morning, Douglas Day challenged the circumstances under which he was fired as a Capitol Police officer on Feb. 6.

That day, Division of Protective Services ...

Will W.Va. privatize its 2 psychiatric hospitals?

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A legislator, a union official and others say they’re worried that, at a court hearing this week, the state Department of Health and Human Resources could move to privatize West Virginia’s two government-ru...

Companies saving billions through offshore tax havens, report says

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Major American companies avoid paying about $90 billion in taxes every year by shifting profits to subsidiaries that are based in overseas tax havens, including places like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, according to a ...

Manchin to honor D-Day soldiers in Normandy

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More than three-dozen West Virginians lost their lives in the Normandy invasion 70 years ago, and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hopes to honor them when he attends Friday’s ceremony in France marking the D-Day a...

Rockefeller, Warren introduce bill to protect employee benefits after bankruptcy

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Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced legislation in the Senate on Tuesday to make it harder for companies to reduce or eliminate wages and benefits they promised to give their employe...

Rite Aid labor deal will keep Poca warehouse open longer

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Employees at Rite Aid’s distribution center in Poca on Sunday approved a new labor agreement, which will keep the company’s warehouse open until November 2017 — about 18 months longer than previously...

Veteran/students visit graves of W.Va.’s fallen for film

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In mid-November, three veterans — Calvin Grimm, Tyler D. Miller and Jammie Ferrell — began working on a documentary film about 37 West Virginians killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2...

Caperton wins Massey trial, but damages much less than hoped for

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After a five-week trial in Grundy, Virginia., a Buchanan County jury awarded $5 million in damages to Harman Mining Corp. and Hugh M. Caperton in their legal dispute with A.T. Massey Coal that began more than 16 years ag...