The unheavenly plight of West Virginia

Barone, M.; Golden, S.F.
May 1990
U.S. News & World Report;5/14/90, Vol. 108 Issue 19, p39
Reviews recent political and economic life in West Virginia where Arch Moore, governor from 1968-76 and 1984-88 pleaded guilty to election fraud and extortion, two consecutive Senate presidents are in federal prison, the state treasurer resigned after losing $279 million in state money in bad investments, and an attorney general resigned because of charges in a child-custody case. Economic problems; Dependence on old-type heavy industry; History of boom and bust.


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