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Coal country facing economic free fall
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Coal country facing economic free fall

Mine closings, layoffs leave W.Va. families with tough choices

Coal country facing economic free fall
Coal country facing economic free fall

Mine closings, layoffs leave W.Va. families with tough choices

State’s unemployment rate fluctuates

West Virginia below national average,

but expert says some markets are growing

Police agencies acquire various equipment through 1033 program

Official says most equipment ordered through program

is ‘non-combat’

W.Va. tourism looks ahead after chemical spill
W.Va. tourism looks ahead after chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A roller coaster of rapids will await thrill-seekers for the start of the Gauley River whitewater season as southern West Virginia businesses anticipate an influx of visitors to finish out a tourism season that for a...

W.Va. county scraps quarterly town hall meetings

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Berkeley County Council is ending its town hall meetings due to poor community attendance.

The Journal reports council members decided Thursday to end the quarterly meetings. The meetings had been suspended...

West Virginia Poll says Capito leads Tennant by 17
West Virginia Poll says Capito leads Tennant by 17

Republican is reportedly ahead of

Tennant by 17 points in Senate race

West Virginia Poll: Coal is not top issue for most WV voters

Jobs, health care,

federal budget more important, poll says

W.Va. historic preservation grants available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants.

The State Historic Preservation Office says about $800,000 in grants...

190 citations issued during MSHA mine inspections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 15 coal mines and three...

Freedom Industries eyes voluntary cleanup program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter a state program to help ease cleanup at the site where a chemical spill polluted the Charleston area’s water supply.

The company and the West...

Matt Stroud named AP reporter in Morgantown, W.Va.

MORGANTOWN — Matt Stroud, a reporter covering criminal justice for technology website The Verge, is joining the Associated Press as a correspondent based in Morgantown, home of West Virginia University.

Stroud, 32, will be responsible for ...

Clock ticking in W.Va., Va. to seek flood loans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Time is running out to apply for federal disaster loans in areas of West Virginia and Virginia that were hit by flooding on June 12.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline to apply for physical...

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