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  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | wowk
    CABELL COUNTY, WV - UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. 8/15/16 Cabell County EMS tells 13 News there were 26 overdoses in a four hour period on Monday. Original The Director of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells 13 news there were 10 heroin overdoses in Huntington on Monday. The 10 overdoses reported happened over a 90 minute period. Nobody died yet from the overdoses. Dispatchers report the overdoses happened at several locations in the city.
  • After law, West Virginia reports 4 abortions after 20 weeks

    08/10/2016 7:48:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | wowk
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After lawmakers banned abortions 20 weeks or later after conception, West Virginia officials say four abortions in that timeframe last year occurred to save the mother or because the fetus wasn't viable.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Human Resources report Monday details 864 abortions from May 26, 2015, through December 2015.</p>
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for 14-year-old presumed dead in flooding (West Virginia)

    07/29/2016 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | July 29, 2016 | WSAZ
    UPDATE 7/28/`6 @ 11:51 p.m. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- It's been more than a month since the tragic floods devastated parts of West Virginia. Funeral arrangements have been made for a 14-year-old West Virginia girl missing and presumed dead in last month's devastating floods. The obituary for Mykala Cheyanne Phillips says the service will take place Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Church in White Sulphur Springs. Philips is one of the 15 people who died in Greenbrier county. Overall, 23 people died statewide in the floods.
  • Senator questions Hobet road project’s sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • Flash floods tear through Culloden (West Virginia) communities

    07/14/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wchs.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Sean DeLancey, Jarrod Clay
    CULLODEN, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — As flash floods raged through Huntington, the storms continued down I-64 to Culloden where several communities were flooded. Many people living along Route 60 in Culloden said they have never seen flooding like they did Thursday evening, and right now, they’re happy to be alive. Home video from a Culloden resident shows mobile homes sitting like islands in floodwaters. Torrential rains in the afternoon caused flash flooding in much of the area.
  • Second suit filed against Blue Creek Academy (West Virginia)

    07/13/2016 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wvgazettemail.com/ ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ryan Quinn , Staff Writer
    A second former Blue Creek Academy student, along with one of his parents, has filed suit against the now-closed Kanawha County Christian boys boarding school, its leaders and its sponsor, Bible Baptist Church, over allegations that he was starved and physically abused there. The minor’s lawsuit, filed late last month, also alleges that he was sexually abused by a school staff member’s son due to “lack of supervision and other improper standards utilized by the facility.” The ongoing suit against the same defendants filed by a separate minor in May 2015 alleges sexual abuse by another student, but doesn’t specify...
  • Deputies arrest Charleston (West Virginia) man for posing as a flood victim

    07/05/2016 6:07:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - A 30-year-old Charleston man faces up to ten years in jail for being accused of taking items from a flood relief center, the man is not a flood victim. According to the criminal complaint workers at the Elkview Baptist Church Flood Relief Site noticed Brandon Mattox had made several trips into the relief site taking large amounts of flood relief supplies. This included diapers, baby wipes, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and numerous other household items. The criminal complaint goes on to say he drew the attention of workers when he would have them dig through the...
  • ABC’s Martha Raddatz Asks Trump Supporter If ‘KFC Hillary Special’ Goes ‘Too Far’ [VIDEO]

    07/03/2016 9:23:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Guest host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan “KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.”Earlier this week Raddatz was in Pennsylvania near the Ohio-West Virginia border following the Trump campaign where she said she found “Trump die-hards” who want “more jobs and the removal of regulations on the coal mines.”
  • 14-year-old still missing after floods destroy home in White Sulphur Springs

    07/03/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wvgazttemail.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jake Jarvis
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The only thing holding the family together was a few extension cords. Jason Phillips, 15, tied himself to his father and then to his younger brother and sister using whatever random cords he could find in their home on Mill Hill Drive. By this point, they knew they were going into the flood water raging just outside the door, the water that would go on to knock their home off its foundation. But the water was too strong.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Family living in tents after flooding destroys home (West Virginia)

    07/01/2016 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | wowk
    Nicholas County - Hundreds of people across the state have lost their homes to the deadly floods. Some are now living with friends or family and some are now in shelters. For the time being Arthur Neff and his family are living in tents in Birch River on the land where their trailer used to sit. "I reckon this would be the living room, there's a bedroom," he said as he described the current living space in the tents.
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church works to recover from flood

    06/30/2016 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 30 2016 | Nicky Walters
    All week volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves and gutting a church that has been a place of comfort for generations. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, WV and their school Elk Valley Christian were filled with mud and water. Lee Swor has been the pastor for 30 years. He said the outpouring of help has been an inspiration.
  • Clay County, WV warns looters

    06/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    TriState Update WOWK ^ | Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM EST | By Chase Numbers
    CLAY COUNTY, WV - Jesse Denton and his family lost almost all their belongings in high flood waters last week -- even his prized Chevy Camaro started floating down the river. "We estimate that about 80 percent of our stuff (is gone)," Denton said. "We have a storage unit up in Elkview and that had about two-and-a-half feet of water over everything. And at a certain point you just start saying, if water got on it, you throw it out." Denton said he and his family have been cleaning 24/7 but they still can't stay in their home. And after...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) residents form armed patrols to fend off looters

    06/26/2016 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wchs.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jerrod Clay
    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple threats of looting and is warning looters of harsh punishments. A release from the sheriff's office said the Nallen and Russelville areas have suffered extensive flood damage and many of its residents have lost nearly everything. It this time of crisis, some people are coming into the area to loot homes.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • Man Dies in Flash Flooding (West Virginia)

    06/23/2016 8:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - Kanawha County Dispatchers tell 13 News an elderly man has died in the flash flooding in Clendenin. This is the first fatality dispatchers know of during this storm. This happened in the Jordan Creek Road area of Clendenin. Dispatchers say their preliminary reports show 50 homes have been damaged and 20 destroyed in this storm so far.
  • People stuck at the Elkview (West Virginia) Shopping Center

    06/23/2016 8:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    ELKVIEW, WV - The water and gas lines supplying the Elk View Shopping Center have broken. 13 News Assignment Editor Michael Carmen says there is no water at the businesses and they can't use the gas now either. Kmart is allowing its employees to stay the night in the business. Carmen adds the road in and out of the shopping center washed out at 8:30 p.m.
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPA’s air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.’s case. The agency argued that Holmstead’s time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA “effectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

    06/12/2016 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailybeast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Brandy Zadronzy
    Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students say—and the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another state. Jacob* dressed himself in a camouflage jacket and a matching beanie on the summer morning he ran away into the West Virginia hills. At 14 years old, he was one of the youngest, smallest, and longest-attending students at Blue Creek Academy, a religious reform school for boys from which he was desperate to escape. Blue Creek Academy was made up of an old schoolhouse and several cabins situated on a remote campground...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • West Virginia Man Facing More Than 1,000 Sex Charges

    06/01/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | wowk
    A Tucker County man is facing more than 1,000 sex charges involving a family member. James Dixson Wilson, 52, of Dryfork, is charged with 553 counts of second degree sexual assault and 553 counts of sexual abuse by parent or guardian, which totals 1,106 counts, according to the Tucker County Sheriff's Department. Deputies in Tucker County received a referral from the Department of Health and Human Resources on May 19 regarding a possible sexual assault. During an interview with 16-year-old female victim, she told authorities the assault took place in July 2008 during a family reunion.
  • UPDATE: 3rd Juvenile Petition Served in Clay County

    05/19/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | Updated: May 19, 2016 | Nicky Walters
    UPDATE (11:30 AM 5/19/16): The West Virginia State Police served a third juvenile petition to a 13-year-old boy on Thursday, May 19th, for incidents at Clay Middle School. The petition was served for the crimes of making terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit murder, and solicitation to commit murder
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a “fat embolism” while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.  Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a “Brazilian butt lift,” where liposuction...
  • Over four in 10 Sanders voters in West Virginia would vote for Trump

    05/11/2016 5:25:25 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Melissa Herrmann, Jennifer De Pinto and Ellen Uchimiya
    In November, Donald Trump would be the choice of 44 percent of West Virginia Democratic primary voters who supported Bernie Sanders Tuesday, CBS News early exit polling found. But support for Trump in the general election is largely driven by independents who were allowed to vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary. More than half would back Trump against either Hillary Clinton or Sanders.
  • Clinton Finishes Third In West Virginia County That Literally Gave Her The Finger

    05/12/2016 3:57:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team knew she was going to lose in West Virginia. As I’ve said in a previous post , the state hasn’t gone Republican since 1996 and Romney won every county in 2012. After the Democratic primary on Tuesday, 42 percent of Democrats want the next president to be less liberal, with 44 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters saying they’ll vote for Trump in November. It’s just a more conservative electorate across the board, which is why Clinton’s damage control regarding her remarks about putting coal miners out of business was so offensive. She doesn’t care; she...
  • Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans

    04/15/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 45 replies · 728+ views
    Ohio University ^ | Apr 15, 2010 | Unknown
    ATHENS, Ohio (April 15, 2010) – A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial era. Chemical analysis of a stalagmite found in the mountainous Buckeye Creek basin of West Virginia suggests that native people contributed a significant level of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere through land use practices. The early Native Americans burned trees to actively manage the forests to yield the nuts and fruit that were a large part of their diets. “They...
  • Morgan Freeman: Hillary Clinton Will Stand For ‘Racial Justice’

    05/11/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton is anxious to compete in the Democratic primary in Kentucky, particularly after suffering a humiliating loss in West Virginia. Now she is relying on the golden voice of Morgan Freeman, to help turn out black voters in the state. In a new, minute-long ad, Clinton begins by telling voters of what she calls “systemic racism” in the United States. “We have to face up to the hard truths of injustice and systemic racism,” she says, recalling the wrongs suffered by African American voters in the justice system and at the hands of police officers.
  • The Daily 202: West Virginia results show disaffection, not ideology, fuels Sanders and Trump

    05/11/2016 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | James Hohmann
    Americans, collectively, are not as angry as watching cable TV would lead you to believe. But many poorer, less-educated folks who have been left behind in the 21st century—the ones who have seen their wages stagnate, their opportunities for upward mobility disappear and their life expectancies shorten—are looking to disrupt a status quo that has not worked for them. That’s what Sanders and Trump are both promising to do. And that’s the main reason why Bernie beat Hillary Clinton in yesterday’s West Virginia Democratic primary by 15.4 points. He carried every single county in the Mountaineer State, which by every...
  • WV: Hillary loses 2/3 of support from 2008

    05/11/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton is putting magician David Copperfield to shame with her vanishing voter trick. Her base of support is disappearing right before our eyes, but unlike Copperfield, Clinton isn’t putting on an act. On Tuesday, Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders 51% to 36%. That’s a stark contrast to 2008, when she trounced Barack Obama, 66.9% to 25.7% (John Edwards received 7.3%). But perhaps what’s more shocking is the raw vote total. In 2008, she received 240,890 votes. Yesterday, Clinton netted 84,176 votes, according to NBC — a 65% decline. Other numbers show how the...
  • LIVE THREAD: West Virginia and Nebraska Primaries

    05/10/2016 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 89 replies
    West Virginia: Primary Election Day Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm Nebraska: The 2016 Nebraska Republican primary is being held today, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.
  • LIVE THREAD:West Virginia and Nebraska Primary Returns. May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the West Virginia and Nebraska returns, tonight with your friends and neighbors here on Free Republic. TIME:When you feel like fixin' to attend between now and then ATTIRE:Anything you wish to wear Champagne will be served with a selection of appetizers and French desserts
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • West Virginia Right-to-Work May Turn on Supreme Court Race

    05/09/2016 10:39:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/4/2016 | Vinnie Vernuccio
    A May 10 election in West Virginia could leave the state’s new right-to-work law in peril. On that day, voters will decide whether to re-elect Republican Justice Brent Benjamin to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, or replace him, possibly with union-supported Darrell McGraw. McGraw, who is seen as leading the pack of those challenging the 12-term justice, is endorsed almost entirely by unions. If elected, he would be the fourth Democrat on the five-member court. Flawed Dane County ruling may show the way to killing RTW in West Virginia and nationally The main concern of those who favor...
  • Who Is Hillary’s “Tim”?

    05/08/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    She-Who-Must-Not-Be-President ran into a dust-up in coal country last week. Sitting across a table for a media photo-op, an unemployed coal worker put the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York and First Lady on the hot seat. Strange as it might seem, the folks in West Virginia don’t much cotton to politicians intent on tossing them out of work. No matter how many government handouts those politicians promise. At a CNN town hall in March, Hillary Clinton boasted: “I’m the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity — using clean...
  • West Virginia Coal Association endorses Trump over Clinton

    05/06/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During the debates, Hillary Clinton somewhat famously told that nation, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, they’ve been reminded of it plenty of times since then, and only a few days before the primary on Tuesday the powerful West Virginia Coal Association has jumped in with an endorsement of her opponent.
  • Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling W.VA Voters to "Stay Home" (VOTE TUESDAY)!

    05/06/2016 2:51:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 126 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling West Virginia Voters to “Stay Home” Posted on May 5, 2016 - 11:30pm Candidate Donald Trump scored what appears to be an ‘own goal’ against his candidacy earlier this evening when he told supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia not to vote for him. “Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election, OK? Forget this one, the primary is gone.” (link) Immediately social media erupted with people...
  • West Virginia coal group endorses Trump

    05/05/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2016 | TYimothy Cama
    The West Virginia Coal Association is putting its weight behind Donald Trump for president. Members of the group, which represents companies in coal mining and related industries, voted Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, days before West Virginia’s presidential primary. “Trump has said he will reverse the Democratic regulatory assault that has cost the coal industry more than 40 percent of our production and jobs since 2008,” Bill Raney, the group’s president, said in a statement. “In contrast, Hillary Clinton’s proposals essentially double-down on the job killing Obama policies,” he said. “West Virginia can’t afford that and neither can...
  • Live Thread:Trump Rally in Charleston, WV @ 7pm EDT

    05/05/2016 2:33:41 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,184 replies
    Thursday, May 5, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center beginning at 7:00 PM EDT Charleston, WV Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central...
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Coal miners "wave goodbye" as Hillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans

    05/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | JP Moore
    Coal miners "wave goodbye" as #NeverHillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • Hillary apologizes in WV for saying, 'put coal miners and coal companies out of business'

    05/03/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03 May 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In what Monica Alba of NBC News called “a rare candid moment” (I love it that even NBC News acknowledges Hillary is such a phony), Hillary Clinton “apologized to a man who confronted her over comments made earlier this year about putting coal miners "out of business.”
  • Trump, Sanders lead in West Virginia (Trump leads 61% to 22% for Cruz)

    05/03/2016 12:06:23 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 80 replies
    PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state with 61% to 22% for Ted Cruz and 14% for John Kasich. Trump, with a 67/24 favorability rating, is the only candidate GOP voters in the state even like. Both Kasich (32/50) and Cruz (32/53) come in with negative favorability ratings. Adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket has done little to help Cruz. Only 12% of voters say picking her as his running mate makes them more likely to vote for Cruz, compared to...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying She’d Put Coal ‘Out of Business’

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a “misstatement” as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the country’s top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant,” Clinton said. “It was a...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...