Government “By the People” Makes a Comeback in Congress

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Backed by government reform groups and a growing list of other organizations, 128 members of the House of Representatives have introduced the “Government by the People Act” to encourage citizens to take their government back from free-spending corporations.

Offshore Loophole Costs WV Taxpayers Nearly $10M/Year

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One offshore loophole is costing West Virginians nearly $10 million in lost state taxes each year, according to a new analysis.

Low-Wage Reality For West Virginia Families

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As the West Virginia Legislature debates raising the minimum wage, lawmakers will talk about how hard work is necessary to get ahead.

Researchers: Freedom Not First to Contaminate WV Drinking Water

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The Freedom chemical spill drew international attention, but researchers said it is hardly unique, since coal mining and processing have damaged West Virginia’s drinking water for years in ways often ignored before now.

Spill Lesson: “Protecting Clean Water Is Not a Luxury”

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Many West Virginians have decided that the lesson from the Freedom Industries chemical spill is to better protect their water from pollution.

Groups Saying “WV DEP Ignoring Citizen Surface Mine Complaints” Turn to Feds

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Citizen groups hope they can get federal surface mine officials to address residents’ complaints they say West Virginia officials ignore.

Debt Charity Rolling Jubilee Says it’s Time to Organize

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After an astonishingly successful run – buying up and forgiving debt – the Rolling Jubilee has said it is time to do more: organizing debtors to speak up for themselves.

Secondary Scams to Follow Massive Data Breach at Target

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The massive data security breach at Target stores that exposed debit and credit card information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers.

WV Abortion Complication Charges Not Supported by Public Record

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Charges that medical complications from abortions send women to a Charleston emergency room on a weekly basis are not supported by the public record.

Out-of-State Private Prisons “Expensive Quagmires”

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West Virginia is considering shipping inmates to an out-of-state private prison, as a temporary solution to overcrowding.

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