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US: West Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • Union Leaders Announce End to Teacher Work Stoppage, Schools to Reopen Thursday (West Virginia)

    02/20/2019 8:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Mark Curtis
    CHARLESTON, W. Va - UPDATE: 2/20/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Union leaders have announced that the teacher work stoppage has ended and that schools will reopen Thursday across the state.
  • #RedForEd: West Virginia Teachers Strike over Charter School Bill Governor Vows to Veto

    02/20/2019 11:56:35 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia teachers will continue to strike into Wednesday, although Republican Gov. Jim Justice has vowed since January he will not sign into law an education bill allowing charter schools and education savings accounts in the state. The New York Times, however, reported the teachers’ strike led to an immediate “victory” when the West Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday to table the bill. Similarly, the Associated Press reported union leaders were celebrating the decision of the West Virginia House of Delegates to kill the education bill that led to the strike: The House just voted on a motion made...
  • Union Leaders Announce (Teacher's) Strike, Senate Passes Ed Bill

    02/18/2019 9:47:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb. 18, 2019 | Jon Bobango
    Hours after the WV Teachers Unions announced a statewide strike, the Omnibus Education Bill passed through the Senate, 18-16. Last week, the House of Delegates made major changes to the bill but on Monday an amendment by the Senate washed away many of those changes. The new version of the bill reintroduced ESAs, with 1,000 for special needs and bullied students. It also took the number of charter schools from two to seven, with a limit of two introduced per year. Senate President Mitch Carmichael reacted to the strike on Twitter Monday night," After years of ruining our states public...
  • Woman accused of threatening to kill Trump

    02/06/2019 8:45:48 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 6, 2019 | AP
    <p>A West Virginia woman has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Donald Trump. A federal grand jury in Wheeling on Tuesday indicted 25-year-old Taryn Corrinne Henthorn of Middlebourne. Prosecutors say Henthorn made the threat on Facebook and elsewhere last month. Henthorn faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of three counts if convicted. It's unclear if Henthorn has a lawyer.</p>
  • Democrats Across The Country Call For Ralph Northam's Resignation

    02/01/2019 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Across the country, Democratic officials are condemning party member Ralph Northam due to an unearthed medical yearbook photo of the Virginia governor dressed either as a man painted in stereotypical racist blackface or dressed as a KKK member. The photo from 1984 was first discovered by BigLeaguePolitics.com, has been confirmed, and has caused an uproar across the political spectrum as liberal elected officials call for Gov. Northam's resignation.Despite Democrats still praising an actual former Klansman from their party -- a la the dead Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia -- party officials are saying that Gov. Northam must resign and...
  • Trump praises Bible literacy classes in public schools amid legislative proposals in states

    01/29/2019 8:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    President Donald Trump thinks it is "great" that the option of Bible classes is returning to public schools."Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" the president tweeted Monday. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 In six states across the nation, bills to allow the Bible to be taught in the classroom, not as theology but on "Bible literacy" and historical grounds, are being considered.In...
  • Senate blocks White House-backed bill to end shutdown [fails 50-47]

    01/24/2019 12:23:06 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats blocked a White House backed-plan to end the 34-day partial shutdown, turning it down in a 51-47 vote on Thursday. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with Republicans to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster. In an unexpected development, Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) voted against Trump's plan. Lee is considered a fiscal hawk and Cotton is one of the Senates most conservative members on immigration. The Senate is expected to hold a second vote Thursday on a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the quarter...
  • Senate 'Democrat' hopeful Trump's offer 'will allow us to immediately reopen gov'.......

    01/19/2019 10:52:21 PM PST · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/19/2109 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    At least one Senate Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat seems to be taking President Trump's offer on immigration reform as a sign an end to the partial government shutdown may be near.....said Saturday he's looking forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I'm hopeful the President's statement tonight will allow us to immediately reopen gov, put WVians back to work & start negotiating long-term immigration reform. I look forward to working w/my GOP & Dem colleagues to make this happen so that we can end this shameful shutdown. Senator Joe Manchin...
  • West Virginia Republicans unveil plan to give $10M for Trump's wall

    01/15/2019 5:54:09 PM PST · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/2019 | Justin Wise
    Three Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates are proposing that the state put $10 million toward President Trump's long-sought border wall. Dels. Caleb Hanna, Patrick Martin and Carl Martin announced the proposal on Tuesday, saying that $10 million from the state's nearly $200 million surplus could assist Trump's efforts to construct a wall along the southern border. West Virginians support our President and the wall, Martin said in the news release. Theyre sick of seeing Washington politicians sit on their hands while drugs and criminals pour over our border. Its time for the states to stand up...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Federal judge: Justice company continues to flout court order [WV]

    01/03/2019 9:45:45 AM PST · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | January 3, 2019 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A federal judge says a company owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family continues to flout court directives even though it is already in contempt. Judge Irene Berger U.S. District Judge Irene Berger has ordered Justice Energy to provide greater financial information by Jan. 25 and to make its employees available for depositions by Feb. 15. The order was filed Wednesday and applies to a $1.23 million contempt order for Justice Energy. The filing was first reported by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Berger attached a pointed footnote to the order. The Defendants decision to simply ignore Court...
  • The 10 Whitest States in America

    12/30/2018 1:07:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 27, 2018 | Nick Johnson
    Where do the most white people live in America? We looked at the last 10 years of demographic data to find out the answer.
  • Drug firm poured 3M opioids into WV town in just 10 months, report says

    12/20/2018 12:47:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Charleston Gazette Mail ^ | 12-19/2019 | Eric Eyre
    In just 10 months, the sixth-largest company in America shipped more than 3 million prescription opioids nearly 10,000 pills a day on average to a single pharmacy in a Southern West Virginia town with only 400 residents, according to a congressional report released Wednesday. McKesson Corp. supplied massive quantities of the painkiller hydrocodone to the now-shuttered Sav-Rite Pharmacy in Kermit, even after an employee at the companys Ohio drug warehouse flagged the suspect pill orders in 2007, the report found. That year, McKesson ranked 6th in the Fortune 500 reviewed its customers, including Sav-Rite, and reported...
  • 'You freak me out': Assistant principal allegedly harassed trans student

    12/18/2018 1:02:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    MSN/ NBC ^ | December 18, 2018
    A West Virginia high schools assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, you freak me out, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLUs West Virginia chapter said it has asked the Harrison County schools superintendent to take action against Assistant Principal Lee Livengood at Liberty High School in Clarksburg. An ACLU statement said the chapter also is seeking best-practice policies and training in the school system for dealing with transgender students and issues. Fifteen-year-old student Michael Critchfield said Monday night in an interview he was traumatized by the...
  • First 2020 Democratic Candidate Just Came Out of the Woodworks And No, We're Not Talking Hillary

    11/12/2018 5:40:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Former West Virginia state senator and retired U.S. Army major Richard Ojeda has made things official. He plans to run for president as a Democrat in 2020, despite a highly-anticipated, overly-packed Democratic field of contenders. Ojeda made the decision after losing his congressional bid in WV-03 last Tuesday, The Interceptreported.Ojeda's plan is simple: to go back to the Democratic Party's roots. He believes the Democrats can win over working people if they paint President Donald Trump out to be a populist fraud and paint a stark contract to Trump's inability to "drain the swamp.""I have been a Democrat ever since...
  • Eric C. Conn clients win reprieve in record-breaking Social Security scam

    11/12/2018 4:13:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security beneficiaries snared in the largest disability scam in U.S. history won a reprieve last week when the government said it will put off decisions on revoking their benefits until the new year. The reversal by the Social Security Administration comes after the federal government finally took possession of and named receivers for thousands of case files from Eric C. Conn, the lawyer who orchestrated the disability-fraud ring. The files, which had been sitting in Conns law office for years, contain evidence that might help the beneficiaries prove they were entitled to benefits the government is now trying to...
  • Richard Ojeda to Run for President in 2020

    11/12/2018 8:46:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    MSN & Newsweek ^ | 1/12/2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Richard Ojeda, the firebrand state senator and ex-U.S. Army officer, is set to announce his intention to run for president in 2020 less than a week after losing his bid for West Virginias 3rd Congressional District. Ojeda, who rose to prominence earlier this year for his role in the states teachers' strike after voicing support for an increase in wages, is expected to formally announce his intention to run at 12 p.m. E.T. having already signed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a campaign Ojeda for President, reports Roll Call.
  • State Senator Richard Ojeda Plans to Run for President in 2020 (WVA)

    11/12/2018 8:02:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    WOWK TV ^ | November 11, 2018
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A close source to WV Democratic State Senator Richard Ojeda says he will announce a bid to run for President in 2020. According to the source, Ojeda will announce it Monday on his Facebook page at 12 p.m. from the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.
  • In the Midterms, West Virginia votes to declare state constitution has no right to abortion

    11/07/2018 11:04:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/07/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Pro-lifers won a major victory in West Virginia Tuesday, as voters approved a ballot initiative clarifying that the state constitution contains no right to abortion. With 97% of precincts reporting in, Amendment 1 passed by a margin of 17,184 votes, West Virginia Metro News reports. It amends the West Virginia Constitution to include a line stating, Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion. The measure is meant to counteract a 1993 ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that has long forced Medicaid to fund abortions as a...
  • West Virginia Approves Pro-Life Amendment Saying There is No Right to Abortion

    11/06/2018 8:12:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia is one of 17 states that forces its taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. But that could change now that state voters approved Amendment 1 saying there is no right to abortion. West Virginians tonight approved a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that their state does not recognize abortion as a right. The Amendment One ballot measure passed the state legislature in March, and West Virginians just voted for it on their state ballot. Now that it has passed, the following language will be added to the state constitution: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a...