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Everest climber describes ‘horrible’ scene after quake triggers avalanche
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Everest climber describes ‘horrible’ scene after quake triggers avalanche

By MARISSA PAYNE

THE WASHINGTON POST

The massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, leaving at least 10 people dead on the mountain and several more injured. It is unclear if those who died were...

West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life
West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life

The words came out poignant and clear. The speaker’s voice rising and falling with the enlivening turns of phrase.

The passion in Marc Harshman’s voice could be felt as much as it could be heard.

Harshman, West...

W.Va. 7 bridge named in honor of soldier killed in WWII

CORINTH, W.Va. (AP) – A bridge in Preston County has been named in honor of a soldier who was killed during World War II.

Media outlets report that the USAAF Sergeant Everett Wayne “Bud” Sell Memorial Bridge was dedicated on ...

W.Va. Supreme Court denies appeals by couple convicted in 3 slayings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court has denied appeals by a Webster County couple convicted of charges stemming from the killings of three people.

Michael York and his wife, Amanda York, filed separate appeals seeking ...

Mountaineer Food Bank survives financial problems

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Mountaineer Food Bank has survived financial problems that threatened to shut it down.

Mountaineer board of directors president Julie Harris attributes the turnaround to support from various sources. She tells The ...

Mitigation of pipeline rupture underway in Marshall County

GLEN DALE, W.Va. (AP) – Williams Energy and state regulators are working to mitigate the impact of a natural gas pipeline rupture in Marshall County.

Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater says inspectors...

WomanSong with instruments, real, really long and imaginary

I knew something different was in store Saturday night for womanSong’s spring concert when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the 13-foot alpine horn being pushed up the aisle of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

That proved to be...

Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience
Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience

This is part one of a two-part series on the revival of one of West Virginia’s smallest towns.

By Douglas Imbrogno

Staff writer

WARDENSVILLE — For years, Paul Yandura and Donald...

Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr.: Manchin is no quitter

By Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

This week, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., embodied something we don’t see enough in Washington, D.C.,: optimism. It was a pleasure to behold, especially since his optimism relates to something else we don’t see...

Trey Kay: Can we bridge the cultural divide?
Trey Kay: Can we bridge the cultural divide?

One night in the mid-’90s, my wife and I were watching a PBS documentary series called “With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right In America.” It featured a segment about how religious conservatives had tried to get...

Kenny Perdue: Oppose ‘fast track’ for Trans-Pacific trade deal

In late 2012, 23 United States senators, including West Virginia’s Sens. Rockefeller and Manchin, sent a letter to President Obama voicing numerous concerns with the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty and asking the...

Slide again closes U.S. 60 near Cedar Grove

U.S. Route 60 near Cedar Grove is once again closed due to a rock slide, an emergency dispatcher said.

The road, which first had problems early last week, closed to all vehicles on Saturday night. One lane has since re-opened, but only for...

Drug firms want W.Va. pill records kept sealed

Eleven out-of-state drug companies don’t want the public to know the number of prescription painkillers they’ve shipped to “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia.

The drug distributors are fighting a request to...

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