Friday, October 9, 2015
West Virginia
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
Big Sandy Crayfish

Impact Of Proposed Crayfish Protections On Mining Industry Uncertain

The Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that the Big Sandy crayfish, which lives in streams in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, is in danger of extinction.

April 6, 2015
West Virginia train derailment

Residents Displaced In West Virginia Train Derailment Wait To Return Home

Up to 125 people are still displaced in the wake of the West Virginia train derailment.

February 19, 2015
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste In Northeast And Midwest

Meet the congressman who’s taking on the energy industry.

December 11, 2014
Shelley Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito Wins West Virginia Senate Race

Get the results from West Virginia’s Senate election.

November 4, 2014
AFP Photo/George Frey

West Virginia To Stop Challenging Same-Sex Marriage

Another win in the fight for marriage equality.

October 9, 2014
Infrastructure, Energy, Environment

Major New Pipeline Proposed Next To Enbridge Line That Ruptured In 2010

By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos’ Oceola Township, Michigan, pasture last year for an oil pipeline — but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of construction. Last week Kardos got a […]

July 2, 2014

Fracking Boom Is A Struggle For Kentucky

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The fracking revolution is not being kind to Kentucky’s role as an American energy leader, helping to decimate coal while struggling to deliver a natural gas boom for the state on par with nearby peers. Kentucky’s natural gas production more than doubled from 2008 to 2009. But […]

May 21, 2014

Fearing Abuse, States Challenge FDA On Painkiller Approval

By Michael Ollove, WASHINGTON — Notwithstanding a court order, Massachusetts and other states plan to restrict use of a new painkiller drug, setting up a showdown with the federal government over who gets to decide the best way to protect public health. In the case of Zohydro, the argument pits the needs of millions […]

April 28, 2014

Avoiding Obama Key To Democratic Victory In West Viginia

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin held off Republican challenger Bill Maloney in Tuesday’s special election for Governor of West Virginia, eking out a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent victory. Tomblin — who has been acting as governor since Joe Manchin’s election to the U.S. Senate — had to fend off constant attacks from Maloney, including […]

October 5, 2011
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