West Virginia Water Woes Aren’t Just Because of a Chemical Spill

West Virginia Water Woes Aren’t Just Because of a Chemical Spill

Most West Virginians who had their water taps shut off after a chemical spill was discovered on the Elk River in January have been told their water is safe to drink and bathe in. But even though business in Kanawha Valley is back to normal, some communities outside the Charleston region are still coping without […]

North Dakota ‘Happiest State;’ West Virginia ‘Most Miserable’

North Dakota ‘Happiest State;’ West Virginia ‘Most Miserable’

According to the most recent Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, the “happiest state” in the United States is North Dakota.  For the first time in five years, it has bumped sunny Hawaii – which many equate to being paradise – out of the top spot.  Oddly enough, Hawaii dropped all the way down to eighth on […]

West Virginia Water Supply Remains Toxic

West Virginia Water Supply Remains Toxic

While much of America’s attention is diverted to the Sochi Olympics, people in West Virginia are still trying to come to grips with the toxic chemical spill which fouled water for 300,000 residents. Tap water, in many parts of a nine county area still cannot be used for drinking, cooking or bathing. Officials tasked with […]