National Night Out observed Aug. 1 in Charleston

National Night Out observed Aug. 1 in Charleston

National Night Out (NNO), a crime and prevention annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), takes place each year on the first Tuesday in August. This year, National Night Out will take place on Aug. 1 in Charleston.

PHOTO: Cleaning crossing lights

PHOTO: Cleaning crossing lights

Workers at CDL Electric Company regularly clean and maintain the signals and track crossings on the West Side of Charleston to keep them working. On Tuesday, Chris Robinette took on the warning light at a Lee Street Railroad crossing gate.

‘Us and Them’ podcast turns focus toward Charleston’s West Side

‘Us and Them’ podcast turns focus toward Charleston’s West Side

Last week in a part of town not often spotlighted in national media, Trey Kay held a “listening party” for the first of a four-part series of episodes from his podcast “Us and Them,” about Charleston’s West Side.

Kanawha students face Aug. 14 deadline to register for programs

Kanawha students face Aug. 14 deadline to register for programs

For the first time, Kanawha County’s public school system is requiring families to pre-register their children before they begin to attend the On Deck Before School Program and the Third Base After School Program, the school system’s...

Crossings Mall bridge could reopen soon

Crossings Mall bridge could reopen soon

While work continues on the bridge at the marooned Crossings Mall in Elkview, some employees have been allowed to cross it to get to their stores, Kanawha planning director Steve Neddo said Tuesday.

Rob Byers: Trump’s babble puts a stain on Scouting (Gazette)

Rob Byers: Trump’s babble puts a stain on Scouting (Gazette)

I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in Fayette County on Monday.

Capito votes to proceed on Obamacare repeal

Capito votes to proceed on Obamacare repeal

The U.S. Senate forwarded an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, fueled by a pivotal yes vote from U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Mark Ricketts: Changes to Medicaid could hurt older WV residents (Gazette)

Mark Ricketts: Changes to Medicaid could hurt older WV residents (Gazette)

It’s no secret that the number of older Americans is growing at a rapid pace. Even though we’re all living longer, as Baby Boomers age they inevitably encounter health challenges. The bottom line is that our reliance on the health ...

Hadley Heath Manning: Birth control should be over the counter (Daily Mail)

Hadley Heath Manning: Birth control should be over the counter (Daily Mail)

Misguided policy increases costs and limits access to safe and effective drug

Stephen N. Reed: ‘Dunkirk’ embodies a nation’s honor (Daily Mail)

Stephen N. Reed: ‘Dunkirk’ embodies a nation’s honor (Daily Mail)

Democracy needs defenders of all kinds to survive

Murder suspect accused of driving truck into man in Grant County

Murder suspect accused of driving truck into man in Grant County

A man allegedly drove his truck into a pedestrian as they passed each other on a road near Petersburg, killing him.

DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction

DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction

West Virginia regulators have ordered developers of the Rover Pipeline to halt work after finding a long list of water pollution violations caused by construction of the West Virginia...

State treasurers may ‘re-evaluate’ investments in drug firm

State treasurers may ‘re-evaluate’ investments in drug firm

State treasurers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois are calling on drug giant McKesson Corp. to take steps to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic – or possibly risk losing investments by those states.

When Donald Trump travels, he favors states that voted for him

When Donald Trump travels, he favors states that voted for him

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump surveyed the crowd of thousands of Boy Scouts at their summit Monday and assessed, “There’s a lot of love in this big, beautiful place. And a lot of love for our country.” He...

Boil-water advisories: July 26, 2017

Boil-water advisories: July 26, 2017

n The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for customers of the Conference Center, Fry Drive and Eagles Roost following a water main break.

Trump’s tweets and McCain’s return set stage for health bill vote Tuesday

Trump’s tweets and McCain’s return set stage for health bill vote Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged Republicans to “step up to the plate” for Tuesday’s crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen....

No Russia collusion, ‘nothing to hide,’ Kushner tells Senate

No Russia collusion, ‘nothing to hide,’ Kushner tells Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed doors Monday, acknowledging four meetings with Russians...

McCain returns to Washington for vote on health care reform

McCain returns to Washington for vote on health care reform

WASHINGTON — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation today, just days after getting diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Funerals for: July 25, 2017

Boggs, Madeline 1 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Canterbury, Juanita 2 p.m., Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, London.

Jarrell, Carroll 11 a.m., Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood....

Martha Arthur

Martha June Arthur, 87, of Charleston, died Friday, July 21, 2017. Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements will be forthcoming.

Johnny Menefee

Johnny Lee Menefee, 80, of Oak Hill, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the...

Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell

On July 23, 2017, the Lord took our beloved Elizabeth Litteral Campbell of Rand to her eternal heavenly home. Elizabeth was born August 1, 1920, to Jess Litteral and Grace Castle Litteral of Cabin Creek.

Elizabeth was a member of the Church of...

Wyatt "Gene" Vance

Wyatt Eugene (Gene) Vance, 63, of Peach Creek, passed away July 22, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service at Akers-James Funeral Home, West...

Joseph Toppings

Joseph Toppings, 57, of West Hamlin, passed away July 21, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.