Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.
The truth is that from the college campus to the workplace, we are all members of a national and increasingly global community. We must all learn the signs of depression and other mental disorders and reach out to someone in trouble.
While the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is still far from over, we are celebrating today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...
Don Blankenship, the chairman of Massey Energy, drove Hugh Caperton's Harman Mine into bankruptcy in 1998. Pittsburgh lawyers Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley took on Caperton's case on contingency and fought it with relentless tenacity.
This year's quarterback class has been widely disparaged, and somewhat rightfully so. In light of many recent first-year starters' immediate success, especially last year, this quarterback class looks extremely barren in terms of pro-ready players who can start in Week One this fall.
A vote to allow debate is not a vote for gun control. And many Republicans, and some Democrats, remain opposed to any such legislation, including background checks.
Turning from deep well mining to mountaintop removal mining or surface mining isn't just environmentally cataclysmic; it's devastating to the cultural heritage of West Virginia.
Imagine that you've grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can't e...
By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth We spent our first Valentine's Day together at a Michelin-starred restaurant on one of New York City's trendiest streets. ...
Bruce Stanley's enraged that the legal and political system is his native state of West Virginia is so corrupt that the bad and the compromised often float to the top of the system while the true and the caring are just as often endlessly stymied.
As you travel through the Rust Belt, you can still come across the remains of hotels and motels still touting marketing innovations such as "Color TV" or "Air Conditioning."
There were so many wonderful experiences about the weekend in Snowshoe, it is hard to know where to start.
It all started with the idea of a Super Bowl commercial to promote the real Kentucky. "We wanted to put it on the biggest stage in the world," says Whit Hiler of ad agency Cornet IMS in Lexington.
I traveled with IUP's ROTC to Camp Dawson to act as a journalist embedded into a military unit. Four of my staff members and I ate with the cadets, slept in the same barracks as the cadets and, in some cases, attempted to participate in the same activities.
One of Appalachia's biggest coal companies is getting out of the mountaintop removal business.
An odd feeling comes over me as fall starts to creep into late summer. It isn't necessary to consult a calendar to know that all my cancer anniversaries are lining up.