7 hrs ago
Layoff Announcement Comes As WV Politicians, Labor Leaders Rally For Coal Industry In Pa.
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Those proposed Alpha Natural layoffs hit close to home, especially in Logan County, home of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
14 hrs ago
Myrtle Beach Online
1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.
The announcement by Alpha Natural Resources dealt another blow to Appalachia's iconic, but dwindling, fossil fuel industry.
W.Va. fights for coal2:30 am
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, second from left, attended the coal rally in Pittsburgh along with local State Senators Ron Stollings, left, and Art Kirkendoll, second from right.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Miners Gather In Pittsburgh To Fight For Their Jobs
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Organized by the coal industry in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, approximately 2000 union workers and other coal supporters gathered at a minor league soccer stadium to oppose President Barack Obama's energy policies.
England named parks chief8:21 pm
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today named Sam England as the chief of the Parks and Recreation section and Jerry Jenkins as the chief of the Law Enforcement section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Weirton Daily Times
Area leaders to rally against EPA regs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials can expect a chilly reception as they arrive in Pittsburgh for the last of four public hearings scheduled this week concerning proposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's power plants.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
WV Dems to rally in Logan12:58 am
The City of Logan is set to host the West Virginia Democratic Party on Saturday for a state-wide political rally.
State Police Arrest 10 In Warrant Roundup In Boone County
Madison , Boone County , West Virginia West Virginia State Police rounded up 10 of 12 suspects Tuesday they were seeking on warrants related to a series of burglary and drug investigations.
Coal Valley News
Additonal water testing to take place, officials announce11:09 am
Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014.
W.Va., other states rally for coal3:09 am
Area coal miners and supporters are encouraged to attend an affordable electricity and energy jobs rally Wed., July 30, at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Officials seek funds for repairs
County and city officials gathered at the site of a damaged Tucker County dike Monday to discuss how to raise funding for the necessary repairs.
West Virginia workers comp rates to decrease 9.1% on Nov. 1
West Virginia workers compensation rates are set to decrease 9.1% this fall, which the state says will result in $32 million in premium savings for employers.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Ohio County Residents Honored With Governor's Service Awards
Three people and one business in Ohio County will be honored this week in Charleston with the 2014 Governor's Service Award.
Williamson Daily News Online
Democrat committee to select Family Court judge candidate
Newly-elected Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee Chairman H. Truman Chafin has called a meeting of the committee for 4:30 p.m., Aug. 5. The session, to be held in the circuit courtroom at the courthouse, will convene for the purpose of selecting a candidate to place on the November ballot for Family Court Judge.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Twists endure in federal response to W.Va. spill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After showing little initial interest, federal officials ordered more studies on animals affected by chemicals that sullied drinking water for 300,000 people in January.
The Floating Catastrophe
Our nation's waterways are at risk to become the new highways for dangerous fracking waste.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Board suspends Chalifoux's medical license
Dr. Roland Chalifoux will have 15 days to decide whether to fight the suspension of his West Virginia medical license Friday amid allegations of unsafe injection practices at his Valley Pain Management Clinic in McMechen.
PETA Oposes Using Animals In WV Testing
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia An animal rights group opposes plans to conduct testing on animals of chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest water supply using animals.
Weirton Daily Times
W.Va. workers' comp premiums projected to decline
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia employers will see a projected $32 million reduction in workers' compensation premiums in the coming year.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The King Coal Highway6:44 pm | 0
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., is asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to add the King Coal Highway project to West Virginia's six-year highway improvement plan.