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Paul J. Nyden

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Film exploring history, impact of mining in Appalachia to show at WV Culture Center


“Blood on the Mountain,” a new film about the history and impact coal mining has had in West Virginia and Appalachia, will have its inaugural showing in West Virginia Friday evening.

Doors to the even...

Rahall on Carter’s announcement: “It was truly amazing”


Former Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., praised former President Jimmy Carter for his nationally-televised press conference concerning his health Thursday.

“I thought it was a unique and quite amazing press co...

Officials warn of travel scams


Those who book their hotel rooms and flights before going on vacations should be very careful when paying online in advance, AAA said in a new warning to travelers.

Hotel booking scams are increasing. And it is oft...

Teamsters, Airgas trying to negotiate contract


Earlier this summer, Teamsters members working for Airgas Mid-America in Charleston unanimously rejected the company’s offer for a collective bargaining agreement -- the first contract being negotiated there since...

Miners protest Patriot Coal’s efforts to cancel union contracts, benefits


SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — More than 1,000 miners and supporters gathered in front of Patriot Coal’s headquarters in Putnam County on Monday afternoon to protest the company’s ...

Local native heads up U.S. comptroller’s risk office


Linda Cunningham went to night school in the early 1980s, and eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia State College. She immediately went to work for the Office of the Comptroller ...