West Virginia Headline News
Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission Taking Applications for West Virginia Supreme Court Seat
Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court after the resignation of Justice Allen Loughry. Gov. Jim Justice's office says in a news release that the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will accept applications through a Dec. 3 deadline. Interviews will be held on Dec. 11.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:23:47 +0000
Some W.Va. Ski Resorts Slated to Open
Some West Virginia ski resorts are getting outdoor activities started this week in West Virginia. Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Marlinton says on its website that its winter season debut is scheduled for Wednesday.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:16:00 +0000
Citizens Group Asks DEP for Hearing on Transfer of Thousands of Oil and Gas Wells
11/20/2018 8:55 p.m.: This story was updated with information from Diversified. The West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization is asking state environmental regulators for a hearing to discuss a proposed transfer of more than 3,800 oil and gas wells located across West Virginia.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:19:19 +0000
West Virginia Settles Lawsuits Alleging Illegal Firing Over Political Affiliations
The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees of the Secretary of State's office who say they were fired for their political beliefs.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:17:59 +0000
Farmington No. 9: The West Virginia Disaster that Changed Coal Mining Forever
In 1969, the world’s attention turned upward to the Moon, as Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first momentous step off Earth onto another world. But that year also saw momentous federal legislation spurred by a disaster that riveted the nation’s attention downward, hundreds of feet below the Earth and the hills of West Virginia. The simply named Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act was enacted into law the day before New Year’s Eve in 1969. It ratcheted up federal mine inspections, toughened mine standards nationwide and gave miners safety and health benefits they’d never had before. But the impetus was far from simple. The year before, on Nov. 20, 1968, 78 miners died in the Farmington Mine disaster, when a series of explosions ripped through the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 mine, north of Farmington and Mannington in Marion County. While it may seem like ancient history, as the 50th anniversary of the No. 9 disaster is marked this month, its devastation and impact have never
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:10:00 +0000