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Coal Tattoo

Study finds radioactive contaminants in coal ash

There’s an important new study out this week from Duke University that reveals — for the first time — the presence of radioactive contaminants in coal ash from all three major U.S. coal-producing regions. Here’s part of the press release from Duke: The study found that levels of radioactivity in the ash were up to […]

Inside Marshall Sports

Yep. I picked Purdue.

If you picked up the print version of the Gazette-Mail, you will notice four of the 11 “Gridiron Gurus” picked against Marshall. I was one. I haven’t done that since 2013, when I took Florida Atlantic in Boca. As you’ll recall, FAU led the Herd by 2 scores until Rakeem Cato his Gator Hoskins for […]

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

You’ll Never Talk Alone: S4E1

Throw your hands in the air! It’s the first WVU football chat of the season If you’re reading this before 11 a.m., you can now submit your questions into the queue for today’s chat. Here’s your link to join the fun, either ahead of time or once we begin. See you there!

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

An Early Jump on Force Friday

The PopCult Toybox It’s a bonus PopCult toybox this week. As I told you about almost a month ago, Friday is the big day in the United States for the release of toys based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Force Friday actually just kicked off in Australia (don’t ask how they managed to be […]

WV Film

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Vines & Vittles

A delicious view!

We are so fortunate to be living in such a visually beautiful state that sometimes, when I am unexpectedly presented with a magnificent natural scene, I cannot adequately describe in mere words the exhilaration and awe I feel. Combine this stunning scenery with excellent food and wine, and a special person with whom to share […]

The Food Guy, Steven Keith

Appalachian Food Photos Could Win You a Getaway

We ALL love looking at food porn. (C’mon, you can admit it. You’re not “reading it” for the recipes.) There’s just something undeniably addictive about staring at gorgeous photos of delicious food – mouth gaping open and watering, eyes glazed over, tummy rumbling. But how good are you at TAKING those scandalously scrumptious images? If […]

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 […]

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