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  • Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines gain federal approval (WV)

    10/14/2017 5:15:25 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | October 13, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal regulators have approved two major natural gas pipelines that would start in West Virginia and supply the eastern seaboard. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted certificates to both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Friday evening. The pipelines would transport gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale deposits. One of the commissioners dissented, calling the public interest of the projects into question. Additional necessary permits are pending at the state level in both West Virginia and Virginia. The $5.1 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline would span 600 miles from Harrison County and across...
  • Bossie: Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia Is ‘the Tip of the Spear’ of the Anti-Establishment Insurg

    10/05/2017 3:09:35 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Sep 2017 | Dan Riehl
    *** Following an exclusive interview with Bossie on Thursday, Breitbart News reported: “We support Patrick Morrisey for Senate because he has a proven record of results fighting for conservative West Virginia values and against the harmful liberal agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,” Bossie added. “Attorney General Morrisey was there to take on executive overreach at the Obama Environmental Protection Agency for the coal miners and he’s been there to support President Trump’s agenda taking on sanctuary cities and pushing for much needed tax reform. I look forward to working with Patrick Morrisey to enact President Trump’s conservative agenda...
  • UMWA boss Roberts criticizes Supreme Court for telling judge ‘how to rule’ in RTW case (WV)

    09/21/2017 6:18:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 10 replies
    West Virginia Metro News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — United Mine Workers Union President Cecil Roberts says the West Virginia Supreme Court stepped beyond its authority in its decision on the attempted overturning of the state’s right-to-work law. Y “They basically told her (Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey) how to rule, which is not what they should have done. They, as they say, ‘got over their skis on this,'” Roberts said. UMWA President Cecil Roberts was a guest Thursday on 580 Live on 580 WCHS Radio in Charleston. Roberts gave his take on the case during an appearance Thursday on the talk show 580-Live on...
  • Goernor Justice, now Republican, tells Republicans he supports Manchin’s Senate bid

    09/20/2017 3:55:56 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, who switched parties to become a Republican in early August, told a crowd of Republican lawmakers this week that he supports Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s re-election to the U.S. Senate. Manchin, a former governor who has served in the U.S. Senate since 2010, is in what most political observers consider to be a hotly-contested election in 2018. Congressman Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are running in the Republican primary. Governor Justice was speaking to Republicans on Monday evening at the state Culture Center. He addressed his desire to pass a multi-million...
  • Governor Justice’s companies accused of fraudulent transfers in federal court case (WV)

    09/16/2017 9:38:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family are being sued in federal court in Kentucky, accused of fraudulently transferring property to avoid responsibilities in a business deal that was the subject of a related lawsuit a few years ago. The lawsuit wants punitive damages of at least $16.9 million. “This agreement was an unlawful and corrupt agreement by the conspirators to accomplish an unlawful goal of fraudulently transferring or liquidating valuable real estate belonging to Justice Companies, so that plaintiffs could not collect on debts owed to them by Justice companies,” the lawsuit alleges. The...
  • State Supreme Court knocks down injunction over WV right-to-work law

    09/15/2017 6:48:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 15, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court has overruled a lower court injunction that blocked West Virginia’s right-to-work law, chastising a circuit judge for the pace of decision-making and for issuing the injunction in the first place. The state’s unions failed to establish the likelihood of success based on the merits of three constitutional claims, wrote Justice Menis Ketchum in the court’s majority opinion. The state AFL-CIO issued a statement noting that the Supreme Court ruling applied specifically to the injunction, saying unions will continue to fight during a broader hearing in circuit court and anticipating an eventual appeal of...
  • Right-to-Work law could be headed for more delays after Supreme Court arguments (WV)

    09/05/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s possible there could be additional delays before a decision is made on the constitutionality of the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act following an hour of oral arguments Tuesday before the state Supreme Court. Justice Margaret Workman questioned the decision by the office of state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to bring the right-to-work law to the Supreme Court before there’s been a full hearing on the merits of the case in circuit court. “I just think you all are taking a shortcut coming up here wanting all of the answers without the lower court having made any...
  • Former SS judge Daugherty going to prison for 4 years

    08/27/2017 8:19:09 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | August 26, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    LEXINGTON, KY — David Black Daugherty, the former Social Security administrative law judge who was based in Huntington, was sentenced Friday to spend four years in federal prison for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Daugherty, 81, approved more than 3,000 Social Security disability cases submitted by a now convicted Kentucky lawyer in exchange for money. He pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of receiving illegal payments. Daugherty’s attorney asked the federal judge at Friday’s sentencing in Lexington, Kentucky, to allow his client to self-report to prison in order to give him time to help his wife adjust...
  • Will They Be Removed?: 30 Places Named After Former Klansman Robert Byrd

    08/16/2017 10:26:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Hapblog.com ^ | August 16, 2017
    Will They Be Removed?: 30 Places Named After Former Klansman Robert Byrd August 16, 2017 That's just a few. Since we're gonna rename schools and take down every sign and statue of people who have a controversial past. Are we also going to include Former Klansman and Grand Wizard Robert Byrd? If we are consistent, these are some places named after Robert KKK Byrd that should be taken down. You won't see this on cable news.
  • Liberal Pollster Smears West Virginians As 'Close-Minded,' 'Easily Misled'

    08/04/2017 6:15:11 PM PDT · by dila813 · 24 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | August 4, 2017 5:55 PM EDT | Tom Blumer
    Longtime liberal pollster Stuart Rothenberg apparently had a hard time handling President Donald Trump's visit to West Virginia on Thursday. During that visit, Mountain State Governor Jim Justice officially announced his switch to the Republican Party, thereby consolidating full GOP control over the executive and legislative branches in that state, and bringing the total number of Republican U.S. governors to 35.
  • In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New G.O.P. Governor (Jim Justice)

    08/03/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN MARTIN
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Bragging about keeping his promises on immigration, the economy, the environment and crime, President Trump celebrated on Thursday with a raucous West Virginia crowd as the state’s Democratic governor announced that he will switch to the Republican Party. With Gov. Jim Justice by his side, Mr. Trump hailed stock market records and the growth of coal income in West Virginia. And he delivered a lengthy critique of the federal investigations of his campaign’s ties to Russia, calling the matter “a fake story that is demeaning to all of us.”
  • [Trump Rally!]See you tonight Huntington, West Virginia!

    08/03/2017 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 96 replies
    Twitter Real Donald Trump ^ | 9:04 AM - 3 Aug 2017 | President Donald J Trump
    See you tonight Huntington, West Virginia! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain🇺🇸 Tickets: http://www.DonaldJ.Trump.com SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 7:00pmE - HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA! I will be heading to Huntington, West Virginia tonight! Enjoy a THROWBACK THURSDAY
  • Appalachian Power to rely half on coal, half on renewable energy

    07/10/2017 1:59:10 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    WVMetro News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The goal of Appalachian Power Company is to rely 50 percent on coal and 50 percent on renewable energy, according to the company’s president. “The intent is to get coal down to about 50 percent, stay there and then bring the other resources up,” Chris Beam said on last week’s MetroNews “Talkline.” As the company starts to work with new employers, the demand for new energy sources increases. “A lot of the things that we’re hearing from them is they have their own mandated requirements that they have to meet from their board of directors like you...
  • Insulation manufacturer to build $150 million plant in Ranson creating 150 jobs

    07/06/2017 9:57:23 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jeff Jenkins
    RANSON, W.Va. — The decision a few years ago by leaders in the Jefferson County City of Ranson to annex the former Jefferson Orchards property along state Route 9 paid off in a big way Thursday when the manufacturing company Roxul announced plans to build a $150 million plant there. Roxul, which makes stone wool insulation, decided the Ranson site was the best after reviewing a number of other sites for its second North American plant, Ranson City Manager Andy Blake said. “We competed with people from all over the company. Their site selection team decided this was strategically one...
  • Hope in coal country

    06/12/2017 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    theweek.com ^ | June 11, 2017 | Robert Samuels
    The resurrected feeling of American possibility came not from pontificating TV pundits or a radio host in a studio miles away. Optimism arrived here in Gillette, Wyo., because of what people were seeing: the unemployment lines getting shorter and their daily commutes getting longer. Tom Gorton, 41, drove through those increasingly congested streets in his Arnold Machinery truck late on a spring afternoon, under the watch of mountains covered in white from a spring snowstorm. As Gorton settled behind his desk, he was heartened to see how messy it was with orders, one year after hundreds of layoffs at two...
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

    06/03/2017 8:30:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | April 2O, 2015 | Patrick OGran
    In 1922, four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life. "You will look upon my writing, no doubt, as something unusual, and rightly so, for it is indeed not exactly usual for a former enemy of his own accord to report about his opponent in the World War. I was myself a German officer in the World War." Emil Merkelbach was the leader of a German balloon squadron stationed...
  • In West Virginia, a Rising Republican Star Threatens the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Democratic Senator

    04/27/2017 6:31:23 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    After years of fights with the Obama administration and the EPA, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is well positioned to take down Senator Joe Manchin in 2018. About a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and though the court didn’t know it at the time, this probably killed off the plan for good. [snip] If and when the Clean Power Plan is cast aside, it will be a major victory for Patrick Morrisey, currently the attorney general of West Virginia, chairman of the Republican Attorney Generals Association, and a strong...
  • WV SOS office removes more than 47,000 names from voter rolls this year

    04/19/2017 5:52:47 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | April 18 , 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Secretary of State Mac Warner is working with all 55 county clerks to clean up voter rolls in the Mountain State. The office has removed 47,490 names off the lists since Warner took office in mid-January. “There are a lot of people who have moved, changed names, gotten married, deceased — there are a number of reasons why these files have extra names on there,” Warner explained on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.” Of the total removed names, 1,170 were convicted felons who lost their right to vote upon conviction. West Virginia had at least three counties that had...
  • WV: House Passes Bill to Reform Bans on Guns in Parks

    04/05/2017 4:28:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    West Virginia is continuing its reform of archaic weapons laws. On Friday, the 24th of March, the House passed HB 2679, a reform of gun bans in parks. From theet.com: The House also approved House Bill 2679 by a vote of 94-4. The measure would allow firearms to be carried in state and county parks for self-defense, and it would prohibit county parks from banning guns. Coonskin Park in Kanawha County is apparently the only county park in the state to prohibit guns. Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, argued that county officials should be allowed to restrict guns in the...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...