Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

The adolescent years are when people’s bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They’re eager for new experiences. By all accounts, this should be...

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study

A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.

Sanders urges Capito to vote against ACA replacement

Sanders urges Capito to vote against ACA replacement

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, used his appearance in Charleston Sunday night to urge fellow Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to vote against what he called a “barbaric and immoral” health care bill proposed by Senate leadership last week....

Innerviews: Nearing 91, Dunbar councilman making most of every day

Innerviews: Nearing 91, Dunbar councilman making most of every day

With two unexpired terms under his belt, Harold Craigo just won his first full term on the Dunbar City Council.

A year after flood, Richwood schools’ fate still unclear

A year after flood, Richwood schools’ fate still unclear

RICHWOOD — Gov. Jim Justice said he is “tickled to death” the West Virginia Board of Education denied a plan to consolidate Richwood schools into a campus near Summersville.

WV Senate leader sent invites to coalition’s event during special session

WV Senate leader sent invites to coalition’s event during special session

On the same day the state Senate majority leader declined to sign a conference committee report that would have gone against slashing the state’s personal income tax rate, he sent out invitations to a “summer retreat” for a dark...

Bicyclist struck by car on West Side

Bicyclist struck by car on West Side

A man was struck by a car in Charleston Sunday evening, according to a Kanawha County dispatcher.

Man stabbed at Speedway in Cross Lanes

Man stabbed at Speedway in Cross Lanes

A man stabbed another man in the neck at a Cross Lanes Speedway just before noon on Sunday, according to Sgt. Brian Humphreys, a spokesman for the Kanahwa County Sheriff’s Office.

Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Sculptures by balloon artist Aaron Hay, who is also known as Dizzy Doc, are displayed in the center court of the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday afternoon. Each balloon sculpture lines up to form a music symbol, which can be seen if the viewer...

Bulletin Board: June 26, 2017

Bulletin Board: June 26, 2017

Stylists from the Teays Valley Church of God, along with stylists from S & R Salon in Teays Valley, formerly “A Cut Above,” will offer free haircuts from 3 to 6 p.m. on July 9 at the salon to the first 50 people to register. To register, ...

Richwood artist recovers from last year’s flood, earlier stroke

Richwood artist recovers from last year’s flood, earlier stroke

RICHWOOD (AP) — Richwood native Deborah Dorland recalls flood water steadily rising up the side of her wheelchair.

UPDATE: Gazette-Mail phone system back up

UPDATE: Gazette-Mail phone system back up

The Charleston Gazette-Mail's phone system is back up and running. Readers who need to contact customer service can proceed as usual.

Dozens go topless, braless in Charleston to normalize female bodies

Dozens go topless, braless in Charleston to normalize female bodies

A week ago, Valenia Morrison was laying on her back, sunbathing as her boyfriend fished in the middle of a lake in Logan County.

Sunny day brings cheerful vendors, event-goers to Wine & All That Jazz

Sunny day brings cheerful vendors, event-goers to Wine & All That Jazz

Fellow winemakers are family to Dave Stone, even as they competed for attention at the 18th annual Wine & All That Jazz festival.

Logan requests end of school construction management contract

Logan requests end of school construction management contract

Logan County’s school board voted last week to ask the state School Building Authority’s board and executive director for cancellation of the contract between Logan’s public school system and the construction management company...

'Sacred ground': Greenbrier community memorializes flood victims

'Sacred ground': Greenbrier community memorializes flood victims

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Becky Phillips can't imagine leaving this city.

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 25, 2017

FestivALL Schedule of Events: June 25, 2017

All-day: Driven By Design. Keep an eye or for the FestivALL art cab among the C&H Taxi fleet. For rides, call C&H at 304-344-4902.

Rick Steelhammer: Race between Olympian and shark a bit hard to swallow

Rick Steelhammer: Race between Olympian and shark a bit hard to swallow

Unfazed by its 2014 “Eaten Alive” debacle, in which conservationist/daredevil Paul Rosolie had the tip of his armor-helmeted head gummed then ignored by a giant green anaconda after weeks of hype about his plan to tour the snake’s ...

Firm with ties to WV DHHR head lobbied department, records show

Firm with ties to WV DHHR head lobbied department, records show

The president of a health care lobbying and consulting firm partially owned by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources lobbied department higher-ups on matters that could help the firm’s clients, documents show.

Joni Deutsch brings a change of tune to ‘Mountain Stage’

Joni Deutsch brings a change of tune to ‘Mountain Stage’

Sunday night’s sold-out show “Mountain Stage” at the Culture Center will be another milestone show.

Statehouse Beat: A budget without a signature, a first for this reporter

Statehouse Beat: A budget without a signature, a first for this reporter

Just curious, is there an attorney out there who would consider bringing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of West Virginia taxpayers to refund the costs of what as of Monday will be a 21-day special session on the budget?

PHOTOS: FestivALL Children’s Art Fair

PHOTOS: FestivALL Children’s Art Fair

Kid-friendly crafts, games and performances were all a part of the Children’s Art Fair Saturday. The event, part of FestivALL, took place on Capitol Street in Charleston. The fair, along with the Capitol Street Art Fair, continues Sunday.

Heavy rains wash over Kanawha Valley

Heavy rains wash over Kanawha Valley

Remnants of Tropical Storm Sandy are pushing heavy rains across the state Friday.