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  • Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the wo

    10/22/2014 9:36:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.22.14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the woods A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a makeshift fort in the Pennsylvania woods. US marshals helped local police and the sheriff's office in Brook County, West Virginia, track down 64-year-old David David Tuesday. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the tiny wooden shack David called home was 'elaborate.' Among other things, it included a heater, a propane tank, electricity, a police scanner and knives. Scroll down for video
  • 4 Yeager Airport Personnel Exposed to Unknown Substance; HazMat Team Responds (West Virgnia)

    10/15/2014 9:09:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ STAFF
    UPDATE 10/15/14 @ 11:34 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four airline personnel were exposed to an unknown substance at Yeager Airport while handling luggage Wednesday night. Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said the four people were affected after a bag was left in the airport terminal -- not on a plane, as first reported. According to Atkinson, the bag was taken off baggage claim on Tuesday. It is unknown where the bag came from or whose it may be. A lost baggage claim was made on the bag and an employee with Delta Global Services was checking on it. CAMC...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 — over 70 percent — are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • West Virginia will stop defending bans on same-sex marriage, governor and attorney general say

    10/09/2014 11:48:57 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    <p>West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) said Thursday that his office would stop defending the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to not hear appeals in other marriage cases.</p>
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats — West Virginia’s Nick Rahall, Georgia’s John Barrow and Minnesota’s Collin Peterson — have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romney’s double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. They’ve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while tak

    FULL TITLE: Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way Police officers in West Virginia brutally arrested a 39-year-old father of two who they say appeared intoxicated and was handling his kids roughly while walking them to the park. But his outraged family denies that 39-year-old Jeffrey Bane was under the influence on Sept. 6, when he was left choking in his own blood and pleading for help while he was pinned to the ground by...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old (West Virginia)

    07/14/2003 6:39:10 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 766+ views
    Sunday Gazette Mail ^ | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
    Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old. Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN — The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeleton’s teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows that the skeleton’s DNA, when compared to samples from...
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Natalie Tennant's Pro-Obama Past Comes To Haunt Her In West Virginia Race

    08/09/2014 4:46:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats from red states are feeling the heat. Their constituents don’t like Obama, or his polices, and they have to somehow convince them that they’ll be somewhat independent when it comes to fighting for their interests. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic candidate in West Virginia’s Senate race, is trying to disseminate that message of independene with this ad rebuking Obama’s energy policy. It was released at the end of July. She says that she’ll protect coal jobs in West Virginia and “stand up to leaders of both parties who threaten our way of life.” She then proceeds to turn off...
  • Upset Voter Confronts Obama Supporting Democrat Rep. (Article and Video from WV re EPA and coal)

    Coming into the midterm elections, Democrats across the country are attempting to distance themselves from President Obama and his many failed policies, and who could blame them? With historically low approval numbers and the majority of Americans thinking our nation is worse off than when he took office, supporting him now would be the kiss of death in certain states where his agenda has had the worst effects. West Virginia is one of them. A video posted to YouTube Monday shows a concerned West Virginia voter questioning Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant on her support for Obama, specifically his anti-coal...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Man posing as teen charged with sexual assault and burglary in Saint Albans, WV

    07/31/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    SAINT ALBANS, WV - A man is facing two felonies after he and a teenager broke into a home to eat and have sex. Saint Albans police were called to the 2000 block of Grant Avenue in Saint Albans, West Virginia at about 8 p.m. on July 30. When police arrived at the home, they found a side door opened. Inside they found a 15-year-old girl and a man she said was her boyfriend and only 16-years-old and named Michael Meadows.
  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    07/31/2014 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | Douglas Fritz
    The main branch of the Raleigh County Public Library has surveillance video of a person vandalizing the flagpole and cutting down the American flag. The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library and made sure that no one was inside at the time. The person then cut the rope in three places and watched as the flag hit the ground, before the person walked away.
  • Coal company bankruptcies accellerating [Obama keeping his campaign promise]

    07/26/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    Bloomberg is reporting on the increase in coal company bankruptcies in recent years, due to the switch by power companies to natural gas and fracking, which has flooded the market with cheap gas. Driving this conversion is the prospect of new, draconian rules to be issued by the EPA on emissions from coal plants. Exports are failing to save U.S. miners. Slowing Chinese growth and rising competition from overseas, including increased Australian output, have sent the price of metallurgical coal, used in steelmaking, to a six-year low. Central Appalachian thermal coal, used in power plants to produce electricity, fell on...
  • “Pro-Life” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Votes to Overturn Ruling Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/18/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do. Although the senator has proclaimed to be pro-life, his recent support of a Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, suggests otherwise. This failed legislation would have reversed a decision that protects the Christian company’s religious freedom and avoid providing employees abortion-inducing drugs. Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com joemanchin2Manchin explained his support for the bill as such: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that ruled for-profit companies can opt...
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • Hedgesville Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

    07/08/2014 10:12:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WHAG ^ | staff
    WHAG NEWS - A Hedgesville high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office confirmed Erin Thomas is charged with third degree sexual assault and two charges of computer harassment. Officials say the 31-year-old allegedly had a relationship with a female student that began last year when she was a Freshman.
  • UPDATE: Police Confirm Bear Hit and Killed in South Charleston Area W.Va.

    07/08/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bear was hit and killed Monday by a vehicle in Kanawha County, according to Kanawha County Sheriff's dispatchers. There was no word exactly where it happened or if the bear was possibly one of the two black bears spotted earlier in the South Charleston area. Those two bears made their first appearance Monday morning along Interstate 64 near the Montrose exit. South Charleston Police, who investigated the case of the bear hit and killed, confirmed it happened but had no immediate information where or when.
  • WV State Troopers Kill Dog During Manhunt

    06/27/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    WCHS TV ^ | June 25, 2014 | Chris Williams
    Police spent much of Tuesday searching for a fugitive. During the search West Virginia State Troopers and the Mason County Sheriff's Department said they had to shoot and kill a woman's dog. Police spent almost 12 hours searching for Johnathon Jeffers, but with no luck. At one point during the search, police came out of the woods and onto Ginger Sweats’ property in Mason County. She has no ties to Jeffers, but was immediately caught up in the search when officers said they had to fire their guns. Accompanied by the dog she has left, Sweat was still trying to...
  • Democrats' new coal headache

    06/02/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    the Hill ^ | June 2, 2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on carbon pollution is the latest headache for Democrats trying to defend a fragile Senate majority. With many vulnerable Democrats coming from energy-producing states, Republicans argued the Obama administration’s call for power plants to cut their carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 would cost local jobs and increase energy prices. Democratic candidates in coal-rich West Virginia and Kentucky were among the first to try to distance themselves from the president after the changes were unveiled Monday.
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • W.Va. Governor Promises to Veto Another "Fetal Pain" Bill

    05/22/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wsaz ^ | wsaz
    "As I stated on March 28, the language contained in House Bill 4588 is unconstitutional. I encourage legislators not to call themselves into a special session to revisit the same issue. Should members of the Legislature take the same action again, I will again veto the bill. As I also said on March 28, I am proud of my pro-life record, and I would be happy to work with members of the Legislature during the 2015 regular session to pass a bill that is constitutional." Friday Marks 2 Years Since Murder of Charleston Man More From Our Partners
  • Juvenile Arrested Following Mailbox Explosions

    05/20/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter, Amanda Barren
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tips helped Charleston Police track down a juvenile suspect in connection to a mailbox explosion that was posted on YouTube. According to Charleston Police Detectives, the teenager is facing a charge of criminal use of a destructive device. A neighbor on Louden Heights Road, located in the South Hills area of Charleston, captured the incident on home security video during the weekend .
  • 17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia

    05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Justen Charters
    Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isn’t thinking about her plans for the summer. She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginia’s history- she’s just 17 years old.
  • Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

    05/16/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST | Teresa Platt
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia by Teresa Platt Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates. Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia....
  • Cruz in control as his Tea Party candidates win primaries in Nebraska and position him as November

    05/14/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:09 EST, 14 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz claimed his first victory in the battle to control the Republican Party on Tuesday night when his two candidates in Nebraska won their primary elections.Cruz endorsed gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and Senate candidate Ben Sasse won their respective primary races, positioning Cruz as kingmaker in November.'Ben Sasse’s decisive victory in Nebraska tonight is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen. They’re rising up to take our country back,' Cruz posted to his Facebook. Ted Cruz, left, campaigns in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, May 9, for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete...
  • Tea Party Roars Back, All Eyes Now Turn to Mississippi

    05/14/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 14, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Tea Party, left for dead by the mainstream media only a week ago, roared back to life on Tuesday with two big Republican primary victories in Nebraska and West Virginia. All eyes now turn to Mississippi's June 3 Republican U.S. Senate primary between establishment incumbent Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel as the next big test of the Tea Party's ability to win elections. In Nebraska, the Republican U.S. Senate primary race that many thought had tightened into a three way race turned into a romp for Tea Party-backed Ben Sasse, who easily won with...
  • This West Virginia 17-year old just beat an incumbent state delegate

    05/14/2014 4:56:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 14 May 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Saira Blair will graduate from a West Virginia high school later this month. She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg VA hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July. But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office. With all 13 precincts in her Martinsburg-area district reporting, Blair beat state Del. Larry Kump (R) by an 872-728 vote margin. Blair campaigned on an antiabortion, pro-Second Amendment platform, offering her cellphone number to constituents and pledging not...
  • Tea Party’s Alex Mooney Wins West Virginia GOP House Primary

    05/13/2014 8:08:37 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Shushannah Walshe
    Former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney has won the Republican primary for West Virginia’s second congressional district, according to the Associated Press, beating pharmacist Ken Reed and former U.S. International Trade Commissioner and state legislator Charlotte Lane.With 74.9 percent of precincts reporting, Mooney had 35 percent of the vote to Reed’s 22 percent, and Lane was running third with 18.4 percent.Those were the three leading candidates, but it was a seven-way brawl to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito who is leaving her House seat to run for the Senate. This is a clear victory for the tea party as Mooney...
  • Tea Partier Mooney currently ahead in West Virginia

    Capito will be the republican nominee for the US Senate (and likely the next senator from WV).
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)

    05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 55 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. West Virginia: ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open...
  • Roll Call says Rahall’s seat is ‘vulnerable’(Dem Cong West Virginia)

    05/07/2014 9:45:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 06, 2014 at 12:23PM | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The U.S. House seat Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) has held since 1977 is now considered one of the most “vulnerable” in the country during the November general election. “In the past, Rahall boasted one of the best local brands in politics, effectively keeping enough distance between himself and a national party that’s increasingly unpopular in West Virginia,” according to a Tuesday article in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. But Shira Center, who contributed to that Roll Call report, said times are changing and so is the political climate in West Virginia, especially in Rahall’s 3rd District....
  • Jay Rockefeller: Some Obama foes think he’s the ‘wrong color’

    05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | Kathryn A. Wolfe, deputy transportation editor
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama’s presidency “because he’s the wrong color.” Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who will retire at the end of the year, made his comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on transportation funding, saying he’s confounded by the “lack of will to keep ourselves from dropping into rivers and rolling over bridges that are no longer there.” “It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he added. “I understand part of it....
  • House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria

    04/06/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria By Andrew Restuccia - 04/06/11 12:25 PM ET Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu. Capps and several other liberal Democrats spoke out Wednesday morning in opposition to the legislation, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). The lawmakers, who were joined by officials from the American Lung Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Upton...
  • Largest coal producing state slams administration over EPA rules

    05/01/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01, 2014 | Kelly David Burke
    The American coal industry is accusing the Obama administration of using the Environmental Protection Agency to end the use of coal despite the president's claim of having an "all of the above" energy policy. ... the EPA's MATS rules, which go into effect in January 2016, will devastate coal production in America and .. about 60 gigawatts of coal-fired generation coming off-line .. One of Monseu’s issues is the way she said the administration is targeting coal, which currently fuels around 40 percent of the electricity produced in the U.S. "Increasingly we face a situation where policy is dictated not...
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • New York Times: Political Stigma Depressing Obamacare Participation

    04/27/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by RottenTWB · 22 replies
    Rotten To The Core ^ | 4/27/2014 | TWB
    According to the country’s paper of record, people in West Virginia are just too damn dumb and racist to know that they need savior Obama’s healthcare law. They say that those that would benefit the most are so dead set in their hatred for President Obama, that they’re willing to go without healthcare coverage. Three conservative groups (even one backed by the dreaded Koch brothers) are blamed for running ads in West Virginia that has “stigmatized” the law. Obama is so unpopular in hayseed, hick town, that they’re willing to lay down and die before they’d sign up for Obamacare.
  • In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation in Health Law

    04/27/2014 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote the law’s insurance coverage for young, working-class West Virginians. Health professionals, state officials, social workers, insurance agents and others trying to make the law work for uninsured Americans say the partisan divisions and attack ads have depressed participation in some places. They say the law has been stigmatized for many who could benefit from it, especially in conservative states like West Virginia that have the poorest, most medically underserved populations but...
  • W.Va. Woman Shot and Killed after Argument Over Designated Driver

    04/25/2014 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania bride allegedly fatally shot her niece after an argument that took place during a wedding party. Police allege that 30-year-old Christina George-Harvan of Conway used her husband's handgun to shoot 21-year-old Katelyn "Kaytee" Francis of Fairmont, West Virginia during Thursday night argument in a New Brighton bar. That's about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Surfside Walmart employee struggles with gun-toting shoplifting suspect, police say

    04/25/2014 4:35:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | Nicholas Cartmil
    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC -Commotion at the Surfside Walmart Thursday afternoon led to a West Virginia couple being escorted from the store in handcuffs. What started as a shoplifting case ended with a car being towed with drugs and ammo inside. James Ferguson, 26, and his wife, Leeza Ferguson, 19, both of West Virginia were stopped on suspicion of shoplifting. An employee noticed the couple because the woman had a very large handbag. The report indicates they put a phone charger and swimsuit in the handbag and then they moved to the register where they purchased a few small items but...
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan It’s number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likely—West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans don’t lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Rep. Petri (R-WI) Voted Twice in Favor of “Obama’s War on Coal”

    04/09/2014 9:16:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    media trackers ^ | April 07, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The Wisconsin congressional district represented by Rep. Tom Petri (R) stands to lose nearly 2,000 jobs because of the Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” but Petri has twice voted to let some of those more controversial – and burdensome – regulations stand. A nationwide analysis by the Heritage Foundation concludes that Wisconsin will lose an estimated 11,702 jobs thanks to Obama environmental regulations. The sixth district alone will lose more jobs than any other congressional district in the country the study concludes. ... Petri was the only Republican from Wisconsin to vote against suspending the rule. Voting with Petri was...
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...