West Virginia

Bernie Sanders Slams 'Moral Outrage' Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally

"A great nation is not judged by its billionaires, but by its compassion," says senator in first stop of health care campaign.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) headlined the start of a campaign against Trumpcare Saturday night before some 1,000 angry people in the Pittsburgh Convention Center, calling …

Bernie Sanders

Groups spending millions to defeat Senate health care bill: "We win or lose over the next week"

MoveOn.org is working to drive 10,000 phone calls to the offices of six senators. A progressive health care group is funding ads that detail how …

Health Care

The 9 GOP senators who will decide the fate of the Republican healthcare bill

The GOP healthcare bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate after its introduction this week.<p>Even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by the end of next week, many Republican senators have not embraced the bill with open …

U.S. Congress

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right.<p>The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, …

Health Care

Flint Group Pigments to close West Virginia plant

Flint Group Pigments is shuttering a West Virginia manufacturing facility because of a decline in demand for a dye used in printing ink.<p>The …

How The Next Generation Of West Virginians Are Building A Way Out Of The State’s Coal Economy

A new documentary called From the Ashes aims to generate support for millennial entrepreneurs working to open up a new, clean energy focused economy.<p>Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as Brandon Dennison is quick to tell me, “is nothing like the rest of the state.” It’s a small, quaint college town of …

Renewable Energy

US rig count rises this week by 8, to 941

HOUSTON – The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 941.<p>A year ago, just 421 rigs were active.<p>Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 758 rigs sought oil and 183 explored for natural gas this week.<p>Among major oil- and …

Oil

Look: Greenbrier restored 1 year after West Virginia flooding

It was exactly one year ago West Virginia was hit hard with torrential rain, causing massive flooding within the state.<p>One of the worst areas …

Sports

Tropical Depression Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday …

Weather

Poetry Daily

Hard Work<p>There were thousands<br>of production workers at Ford<br>and some rough guys in the mix<br>who fought in<br>World War II<br>Korea<br>Vietnam<br>guys who served time in …

Poetry

Tropical depression brings rainfall throughout U.S.

WEATHER<p>Cindy remnants affect Southeast, Midwest<p>Rainbands spinning off what is left of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash-flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still …

Weather

"There's somebody sleeping in the bed!" Homeowner returns to his house to find intruder asleep after trashing the place but stealing nothing

A shocked homeowner thought he was filming footage to show the damage done to house by a burglar, when he found the alleged intruder fast asleep in …

Crime

Covering America’s ‘testing ground’ for responses to drug use, HIV risk

Via Pixabay<p><i>CJR recently invited contributions from journalists whose work focuses on the healthcare challenges specific to their communities. We</i> …

Public Health

Frontier Communications Caught (Again) Ripping Off West Virginia Taxpayers

So (for good reason), we keep noting that if you want to see how the American broadband market <i>really</i> works, you should take a close look at West …

American South

Will Capito stand up for voters Trumpcare would hurt?

If you want to find quintessential President Trump voters, you would do well to look to West Virginia, where his promised restoration of the coal industry epitomized his nationalistic and populist appeal to white working-class voters. What would happen under the Senate’s health-care bill?<p>Sen. …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders to headline 'Don't Take Our Health Care' tour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders will headline MoveOn.org's "Don't Take Our Health Care" bus tour this weekend, making stops in various East Coast states to challenge the newly released Senate health care bill.<p>With planned stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio …

Bernie Sanders

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK – Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."<p>Oliver's "Last Week …

John Oliver

Little movement on White House probe into voter fraud

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Super Bowl Sunday this year, President Donald Trump told Fox News that Vice President Mike Pence would head a commission into voter fraud allegations -- ones that he made, claiming that between three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.<p>The commission …

Government

Scott McClanahan, Appalachian Literary Outsider, on His Harrowing Divorce Book

Author of 'The Sarah Book' talks writing about his failed marriage and what people get right, and wrong, about his home state of West Virginia<p>When …

Culture

Will Democrats Pound SALT?

After a humbling loss in Tuesday’s special election in Georgia, Democrats may be wondering if they ought to stop demonizing President Trump and instead work with him to kick-start economic growth.<p>An often overlooked but critical feature of Mr. Trump’s tax-reform proposal gives Democrats the perfect …

Opinion

Impact Transfers Remain On The Open Market

The college basketball offseason never sleeps. The land of impact transfers, low-level high school prospects, and early dancing over the 2018 …

College & University

Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's …

Weather

Justice vetoes legislation to sell state hospital in Beckley

Gov. Jim Justice says he'll veto legislation to sell Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley, saying the sale of state medical facilities must be part of …

Health Care

The Bristol Pirates are going to start their season tonight with a better roster of prospects than what we saw last year. It was a down year from 2015 when they had Mitch Keller, Trey Supak and Gage Hinsz as the main attractions. We will have the 2017 preview tomorrow, but for today I wanted […]

Adrian Valerio is one of nine players who made the jump from Bristol to West Virginia this year. Photo Credit: Tim Williams<p>Morning Report: Checking …

Wheaton leaves impressed with stop at WVU, decision coming

Holly Springs (N.C.) wide receiver Bryce Wheaton knew what to expect prior to stepping foot on campus at West Virginia earlier this week, but he …

College & University

Richard Trumka, Josh Sword: Sen. Capito should oppose AHCA (Gazette)

File photos<p>AFL-CIO national President Richard Trumka<p>AFL-CIO W.Va. President Josh Sword<p>Not everybody in West Virginia uses the same health insurance, …

Health Care

Rural Areas Brace for Health Care Bill Impact

Senate GOP bill could undermine health insurance coverage<p>The Senate historically has paid special attention to the needs of rural areas, but as the …

Health Care

GOP ‘Moderates’ Worry Gutting Medicaid During Opioid Crisis Might Have Downsides

During the worst year of the HIV/AIDS crisis, 43,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus. In 2015, 52,000 died of a drug overdose. Never in …

ObamaCare

Take a Look at the States Sending the Most Carbon Into the Air - Bloomberg

Texas sits at the top of the list -- with more than twice the total carbon emissions of any other state. Despite a surge in wind power there, Texas …

Energy

The toughest three-week stretches in college football

College football's grind has a way of catching up to even the stoutest of teams.<p>And depending on your conference and your schedule, in particular …

College Football