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.
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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.
West Virginia's landscape has been changed forever by the loss of hundreds of mountains and the contamination of ground water caused by thousands of EPA violations.
Ranked No.4 in the BCS and undefeated in the Big 12 should earn you the respect of the football experts right? Well, in the case of K-State, this couldn't be further from the truth.
In a conference like this where there are no easy victories, West Virginia has to have a short memory and that will all start with the offense.
Sitting down at a table in the corner, it would be easy to conclude that this was a small tavern in Italy with an odd obsession with West Virginia University athletics.
On the last leg of our journey we reversed direction and headed north to West Virginia through every back woods and windy road in Appalachia.
Ain't no chance in hell we're leavin 'em. You rest assured of that, Larry Gibson. You rest assured, we're all keepers of the mountains now.