Many hope a tighter cell-phone ban going into effect in West Virginia this summer will help people keep their eyes on the road, but they admit it isn’t a problem that can be solved just by writing tickets.
With the legislative session over, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to announce whether the state will expand Medicaid as offered under Obamacare.
Landowners, citizen groups and environmentalists are concerned about legislation now before the House of Delegates that would allow drilling companies to keep secret the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Toxic waste from fracking could soon travel the Ohio River, if the U.S. Coast Guard gives the green light to a proposal by a Texas company.
The West Virginia Buy American Act of 2013 – now before the State Legislature – would require the use of U.S.-manufactured products in taxpayer-funded projects in the state.
As West Virginia considers extending health care to the working poor by expanding Medicaid, one worry has been widening a program that some have said has an unsustainable budget.
Water quality advocates and environmentalists are concerned about a wave of proposals the legislature is considering that would weaken state clean water protections.
Construction unions and contractors in the Huntington, Ashland and Ironton areas are marking almost four decades of cooperation and a huge, new five-year contract.
While the national rates of youth incarceration have fallen for years, West Virginia’s has actually risen. The good news is, lawmakers seem to want to fix some of the root causes.
The March 1 deadline is approaching for anyone who receives Social Security, SSI payments or veterans’ benefits by mail.