Sustained Outrage

The latest on C8 pollution

There’s a new report out this morning from the Environmental Working Group about the dangers of the DuPont Co. toxic chemical C8. Here’s the first bit of the group’s press release: Newly published research shows that even very small doses of the Teflon chemical PFOA in drinking water pose a more serious threat to public […]

Coal Tattoo

Paul Nyden: Coal reporting, making W.Va. better

There’s a story I like to tell — I’m frankly not sure if it’s true — that more than a few years back a top West Virginia political leader called over to the agency that we now call the Department of Environmental Protection. This politician, an elected official, wanted the agency’s director to issue a […]

Inside Marshall Sports

First look at Purdue

First off, this is Darrell Hazell’s third year, all since the firing of Danny Hope after the 2012 season. You may remember the Boilermakers’ 51-41 win over Marshall in 2012 … Purdue finished 6-7 that season, followed by 1-11 and 3-9 campaigns under Hazell. The Boilers are 1-15 in Big Ten play in the last […]

Woods and Waters

W.Va. DNR to announce elk stocking effort Sept. 11

West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation apparently have finalized plans for the state’s elk restoration (read: stocking) plan. They’ve sent out invitations to government and media types for a Sept. 11 shindig at the Chief Logan Conference Center, at which a formal announcement will be made. According to the […]

WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Odds makers

These may or may not interest you, but the idea is you can make it interesting. Bovada unveiled some fun odds-based scenarios for the 2015 college football season. Not one involves a West Virginia player, which got me thinking. Let’s read this and figure out what marks we can set for the soon-to-debut 2015 Mountaineers. […]

Marshall Sports with Derek Redd

Another future RB for the Herd?

There currently are seven running backs on Marshall’s roster, but the Herd isn’t standing pat for the future. A source told’s Ryan Bartow that James Allen, a running back from North Marion High in Citra, Fla., will attend Marshall. According to Bartow, Allen will come to Marshall as an academic non-qualifier, sit a year, […]

Karin Fuller


It’s bugging me not to know.  I suppose I could knock on the door and ask, but that would be weird. Like sticking a leg in her cooler wasn’t bizarre. It’s asking that’s strange. The leg in question was rubber, and it was a spare. It’s a little difficult to explain how one comes about […]

Mountain Word

Reminder: Mountain Word is on Facebook

A new, more flexible version of Mountain Word is now on Facebook. It’s easier than ever for everyone to contribute, read, listen, watch, comment, add links and generally interact with and enjoy Mountain Word. Please stop by, and “Like” it. Thanks for all the “Likes” so far!

Pop Cult

RFC Flashback: Episode 75

Ten Years of PopCult Friday was the tenth anniversary of The PopCult Blog, written by Rudy Panucci. Every hour, on the hour (sort of), we brought you one of our favorite posts from the preceding decade. When we got done, we decided to give you a few more, just for the hell of it. Enjoy! […]

WV Film

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Vines & Vittles

Spicy skirt steak and a BIG red!

Vegans and vegetarians take note and be forewarned: I am an unabashed carnivore! Please understand that while I love veggies, fruit, grains and just about everything edible produced or grown on terra firma, I have a special fondness for seared, baked, fried, grilled or broiled animal flesh. And let’s not leave out those creatures that […]

The Food Guy, Steven Keith

Got Produce? Tune in to Veggie Guru Bob Corey

Summer is the best time to get your hands on a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables – and local produce guru Bob Corey can offer some great ideas on what to do with it. The CEO of local produce supplier Corey Brothers has expanded the reach of his popular televised cooking segment by offering […]

The Mommyhood

The hardest and best job

First, let me say I don’t consider parenting a job. But many times it can be like a job, in that work is involved. And it’s often compared to a job. So, if I’m going to compare parenting to a job, here it is: Parenting is hard work. (I know, I know – deep stuff […]

Capitol Notebook

Justice campaign announces “Coaches for Jim”

From a press release issued today by the Justice campaign: Today, businessman Jim Justice visited Morgantown and Huntington alongside former Marshall University football coach Bob Pruett and former West Virginia University football coach Don Nehlen to kickoff “Coaches for Jim,”— a citizen-led coalition to reach out to local coaches across West Virginia. Justice, the basketball […]

County Courthouse, City Hall

Extra Credit

Live from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Charleston Daily Mail reporter Samuel Speciale will provide updates from the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. The speller sponsored by the Gazette-Mail is Varun Kukkillaya, a John Adams Middle School 8th grader who is making a repeat appearance at the national bee. Go Varun! Other West Virginia spellers include Andrew Gould, a sixth-grader […]

Pop Machine

Take a Walk on the Dark Side

One of the best parts of going to comic book conventions is finding like-minded people who share a passion for your particular fandom, whether it be comic books, manga, television show or movie. I’ve found it’s much easier to strike up conversations with fellow convention-goers than most people I come across in everyday life. Ever […]

Gazette-Mail Data Center

Sports with Chuck McGill

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