Mark Nowak’s recently published poetry collection “Coal Mountain Elementary” explores the perils and at times personal tragedies of the coal mining industry. “Coal Mountain Elementary” is also being staged as a play by Davis & Elkins College.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case testing when elected judges should recuse themselves from cases because of an appearance of bias. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle provides an update. Continue reading
President Bush’s comments about “appeasement” of dictators touched off a firestorm on the presidential campaign trail. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the remarks, as well as Hillary Clinton’s West Virginia win and recent GOP losses in state contests. Continue reading
After trading wins in Democratic primary contests, the race continues between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the party’s nomination, while GOP Sen. John McCain works to mount a fresh general election strategy. A panel of experts examines the dynamics of the presidential race and weighs the candidates’ next moves. Continue reading
In a sting operation orchestrated by the federal government, congressional investigators who set up a bogus company were able to purchase materials for a dirty bomb, despite Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight. Continue reading
Rescue workers continued Tuesday evening to dig into the mine shaft in Tallmansville, W.Va., where 13 coal miners have been trapped since Monday morning when an explosion blocked their path. Continue reading
A reporter returns one year after eight thousand steel workers at a Weirton, West Virginia plant voted to take over ownership of the plant when National Steel began making moves to close the plant and get out of steel altogether. Continue reading