PITTSBURGH (AP) - More than 2,000 union workers and other mining supporters from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio are rallying Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. They protesters complain the new regulations will hurt coal mining and raise energy costs.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Morrisey says he's seeking the delay to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a recent ruling in a similar case in Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Friday is the deadline for any residents and businesses to file claims in federal bankruptcy court if they were affected by the January chemical spill into the drinking water supply. The Jan. 9 spill at Freedom Industries' plant along the Elk River caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former West Virginia judge has reported to a Florida prison to serve his sentence for a corruption conviction. Former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury reported Tuesday to the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp Pensacola to begin serving a sentence of four years and two months.
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