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  • Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:00:21 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Frank LongwellPhoto courtesy of Frank Longwell
    Frank Longwell doesn't hold back when he describes Benwood as a boom town. In fact, he confidently predicts that economic favor will rest on his beloved hometown for many years — even decades — to come.
    Frank Longwell doesn't hold back when he describes Benwood as a boom town. In fact, he confidently predicts that economic favor will rest on his beloved hometown for many years — even decades — to come.
  • UMWA endorses Tennant at annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, WV

    UMWA endorses Tennant at annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, WV

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:49:35 GMT
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

    Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:11:52 GMT
    The tracks were supposed to lead to a depository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, where Congress intended to send radioactive fuel. Instead, the Obama administration cancelled a project that had been criticized as inadequate and opposed by many Nevadans.
    The tracks were supposed to lead to a depository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, where Congress intended to send radioactive fuel. Instead, the Obama administration cancelled a project that had been criticized as inadequate and opposed by many Nevadans.
  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:04:33 GMT
    The GOP is counting on opposition to Obama to motivate its core voters. To counter that situation, Democrats have dispatched 444 organizers to 48 districts to get out the vote, with another 250-plus ready for the September-to-November sprint as the party typically faces a drop-off in midterm voting.
    The GOP is counting on opposition to Obama to motivate its core voters. To counter that situation, Democrats have dispatched 444 organizers to 48 districts to get out the vote, with another 250-plus ready for the September-to-November sprint as the party typically faces a drop-off in midterm voting.
  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Changes to the oil, gas industry create benefits, concern

    Changes to the oil, gas industry create benefits, concern

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:00:17 GMT
    Robert N. Hart
    Robert N. Hart
  • Union workers at Frontier OK 3-year contract

    Union workers at Frontier OK 3-year contract

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:17:18 GMT
    The new contract will expire in August 2017. It covers about 1,500 employees in 42 West Virginia counties.
    The new contract will expire in August 2017. It covers about 1,500 employees in 42 West Virginia counties.
  • Hydraulic fracturing could improve geothermal energy

    Hydraulic fracturing could improve geothermal energy

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:00:21 GMT
    A recent issue of The Economist had an article titled “Geothermal Energy, Hot Rocks, Why Geothermal Is the New Fracking.” The month before, a New York Times article titled, “Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help from Oil and Gas Drilling.”
    A recent issue of The Economist had an article titled “Geothermal Energy, Hot Rocks, Why Geothermal Is the New Fracking.” The month before, a New York Times article titled, “Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help from Oil and Gas Drilling.”
  • Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:15 GMT
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
  • WV workforce lacks oil and gas expertise — for now

    WV workforce lacks oil and gas expertise — for now

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:00:19 GMT
    Despite the relatively high amount of natural gas production in West Virginia, less than 3 percent of employees in some of the major occupations that make up the sector's workforce live in the Mountain State.
    Despite the relatively high amount of natural gas production in West Virginia, less than 3 percent of employees in some of the major occupations that make up the sector's workforce live in the Mountain State.
  • SOE Nominations

    SOE Nominations

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:17:09 GMT
  • Firefighters in South Charleston, West Virginia deliver baby girl

    Firefighters in South Charleston, West Virginia deliver baby girl

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:57:13 GMT
    Firefighters in South Charleston deliver a babyFirefighters in South Charleston deliver a baby
    Firefighters arrived at the home, and the mother was going into labor as they were walking through the front door.  
    Firefighters arrived at the home, and the mother was going into labor as they were walking through the front door.  
  • Education panel discusses Common Core at WV Business Summit

    Education panel discusses Common Core at WV Business Summit

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:10:04 GMT
    According to West Virginia Board of Education member Lloyd Jackson, “we have to absolutely stay the course.”
    According to West Virginia Board of Education member Lloyd Jackson, “we have to absolutely stay the course.”
  • Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:00:16 GMT
    LINDA HARRIS / The State JournalLINDA HARRIS / The State Journal
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
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