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Black lung regulations must work once again

September 29, 2014 No doubt a new report on coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung disease — will result in a flurry of recriminations as those on all sides of the issue attempt to place blame for a resurgence in th... more »»

WVU correct in zero-tolerance policy

September 29, 2014 Cornerback Daryl Worley was a starter in the first three West Virginia University football games this season. You did not see him in the lineup last weekend against Oklahoma, howeve. more »»

Out of balance

September 23, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

W.Va. only state with rising crime rate

September 22, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. more »»


September 19, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. more »»

Too many storage tanks to register

September 18, 2014 After eight months, the challenges brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Clamming up about coal

September 17, 2014 It is no surprise that, as The Associated Press reported, “West Virginia’s top legislative leaders aren’t sure clamoring over coal this election season does much good for Appalachia’s... more »»

Tennant still doesn’t get it

September 16, 2014 Natalie Tennant just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t get it about coal and affordable electricity. She doesn’t get it about gun control. more »»

Doctors not using health care database

September 15, 2014 Earlier this summer, the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy notified 2,800 health care professionals their patients might be abusing painkiller pills. more »»

Lawmakers look at expanding class size

September 8, 2014 Administrators in a few West Virginia counties say they are faced, in the early days of this school year, with overcrowding in their school. more »»

Are state DOC programs working?

September 2, 2014 West Virginia’s campaign to reduce jail and prison overcrowding is succeeding, state legislators were told last week. more »»

Local economy moving forward

August 25, 2014 Last week was a high-water mark for the business community in Randolph County with not only the influx of a record-setting $5 million Small Business Administration loan, but also the grand opening o... more »»

Judge sullies people’s courthouse

August 20, 2014 If the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's sternly worded post-hearing brief in the ethics case against a Randolph County judge is any indication of what the Supreme Court’s final decision will be,... more »»

Fight against meth far from over

August 18, 2014 As production of illegal methamphetamines soared in West Virginia a few years ago, some state officials called for a ban on retail sale of medicine containing pseudoephedrine. more »»

Harman’s hazy future

August 7, 2014 Information about the situation at Harman School in Randolph County is about as dependable as an answer from a Magic 8-Ball. more »»

Should state’s psychiatric hospitals be privatized?

August 6, 2014 Approval by a circuit judge of a plan to alleviate staff shortages at West Virginia’s two state-run psychiatric hospitals is a first step in resolving long-term problems with patient car. more »»

Storage tanks law needs remodeling

August 5, 2014 Few pieces of complex legislation become law without containing at least a few flaws. more »»

Private sector vs. government

August 4, 2014 Premiums West Virginia companies pay for workers’ compensation insurance are going down — again. more »»

In-home care pay cuts could be devastating

August 1, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

State’s ranking in educational study dismal

July 31, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released this week. more »»



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