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Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87
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Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, an internal medicine specialist who helped spark the 1969 Black Lung Strike, died on Monday. He was 87. Born on Feb. 24, 1928, Rasmussen grew up in Manassa, in the San Louis Valley in Colorado.

After attending medical...

Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87
Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, an internal medicine specialist who helped spark the 1969 Black Lung Strike, died on Monday. He was 87. Born on Feb. 24, 1928, Rasmussen grew up in Manassa, in the San Louis Valley in Colorado.

After attending medical...

Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area
Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area

HARPERS FERRY — An early morning fire devastated the shopping district of historic Harpers Ferry on Thursday, burning buildings that housed around 10 businesses, local officials said.

Mayor Gregory Vaughn...

Charleston committee votes to eliminate recycling bins from program

Charleston residents will no longer be allowed to use their recycling bins if an amendment to the city’s recycling ordinance passes at City Council’s next meeting.

Council’s Environment and Recycling Committee voted on...

Teubert program for blind children tours radio museum
Teubert program for blind children tours radio museum

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Milee Meadows whipped her head around when she heard the song.

“Hey, I wanna see that,” the 7-year old girl -- who is blind -- said as she pointed toward the opposite corner of the room where a late 19th-...

Woman charged after allegedly lying about missing daughter
Woman charged after allegedly lying about missing daughter

A Cross Lanes woman is charged with obstructing an officer after she allegedly lied about not knowing the whereabouts of her missing daughter, prolonging search efforts.

Angela K. Fields, 48, of Rocky Fork Road, was arraigned Thursday by Kanawha ...

Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)
Super heroes hit Clay Center (featured photos)

Ex-council members thought they were right to defend employee

Paula Boggs and Grace Russell told an Ethics Commission hearing examiner Thursday they believed they had done nothing wrong when they voted to authorize spending up to $10,000 of town of Piedmont funds to defend a town employee later convicted of...

Southern plea hearing set for Aug. 17

A federal judge has set a hearing for Aug. 17 for former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern to enter a guilty plea in a criminal case filed...

Come on down! ‘Price is Right’ coming to WV

“The Price is Right,” the popular game show that has been a fixture on television for more than half a century, will come to life in Charleston in November.

“The Price is Right Live” stage show is slated for 7:30 p.m. ...

Kanawha County sheriff’s detachment returns to Quincy
Kanawha County sheriff’s detachment returns to Quincy

Following the auction of its former home, the Eastern Kanawha County detachment of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is moving back across the Kanawha River from Chelyan to Quincy.

The detachment is now located in the Quincy Mall,...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers on 7th Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street (Hal Greer Boulevard) in Huntington. The advisory follows a water main break.

A boil-water advisory has...

From highways to health care, challenges confront governors

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Money to repair highways, rising health care costs and controversies surrounding attempts to combat global warming are among topics the nation’s governors plan to tackle when they gather...

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