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  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Two-thirds support ‘whatever it takes’ to protect environment: WV Poll

    09/21/2018 3:49:13 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 32 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 21, 2013 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An increasing number of West Virginians are open to regulation to help protect the environment. The MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll asked whether this country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment or if the country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment. Sixty-seven percent responded that the country should do whatever it takes. That’s up from the 51 percent who held that view in 2014, the last time the West Virginia Poll asked that question. “My interpretation is that there were effects of Obama-era regulations on the coal industry...
  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Mingo County Schools bus driver arrested on DUI charge in Boone County (WV)

    08/30/2018 8:17:18 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WSAZ News Channel 3 ^ | August 29, 2018 | WSAZ News Staff
    A Mingo County Schools bus driver was arrested Tuesday after police say he was driving the school bus while impaired. David Lee Justice Jr. was driving the Mingo Central High School girls team to a soccer game when he was pulled over along U.S. 119 in Boone County. One coach was also on the school bus. West Virginia State Police say he failed field sobriety tests and later had blood drawn to check for drugs or alcohol. Justice's father said he believes his son had a medical emergency on the bus, like a heat stroke. He said his son is...
  • All 4 West Virginia Supreme Court justices impeached

    08/14/2018 1:30:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14,2018 | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    NBC News reported the state lawmakers voted to impeach all four justices over spending issues and abuse of authority. The state lawmakers first voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles after he spent $363,000 in renovations to his office, according to the network. He was reportedly found to have lied to the House Finance Committee about having a $42,000 antique desk and computers, owned by the state, transferred to his home and using state vehicles for his personal use. Justice Robin Davis was impeached after using $500,000 for office renovations, the network added. State lawmakers initially overlooked Chief...
  • The 35 Senate seats up for grabs in NOV

    08/14/2018 9:26:11 AM PDT · by Teacher317 · 42 replies
    realclearpolitics and Wikipedia | 8/14/18 | me
    The 35 Senate seats up for grabs in NOV: (14) Easy Dem wins: CA-Feinstein, CT-Murphy, DE-Carper, HI-Hirono, ME-King (I), MD-Cardin, MA-Warren (Fauxcahontas), MN1-Klobuchar, NY-Gillibrand, WA-Cantwell, VT-Sanders (I), NM-Heinrich, RI-Whitehouse and VA-Kaine (VP candidate) (5) Easy GOP wins: MS1-Wicker, MS2-Hyde-Smith, NE-Fischer, UT-Romney (yes, of MASS), WY-Barrasso Now for the more interesting races, and how those states voted for Trump: (3) The close Trump win states, but likely DEM wins... MI (Trump +0.3): Stabenow (D) currently polling at +18 PA (Trump +0.7): Casey (D) +17 WI (Trump +0.8): Baldwin (D) +15 (yet WI re-elected their other Senator, Ron Johnson (R), the Anti-Baldwin,...
  • West Virginia lawmakers move to impeach entire [WV State] Supreme Court

    08/11/2018 6:10:46 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    Fox news ^ | 8/10/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee moved to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court this week
  • Work halted on Mountain Valley Pipeline (WV)

    08/05/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 4, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline has come to a halt after a Friday order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The agency issued the stop work order a week after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pulled a permit needed for construction in the National Forest. The 300 miles pipeline is under construction to carry natural gas from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. FERC ordered a halt to all work with the exception of what it considered measures necessary to land management and stabilization of the right of way and work areas....
  • Federal ruling affects Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through national forest

    07/27/2018 6:53:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 27, 2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal appeals judges ruled two key federal approvals don’t provide adequate protection on the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through the Jefferson National Forest, which includes Monroe County. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had challenged approvals by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management over a 3.6-mile segment of the pipeline’s route through the national forest. The Mountain Valley Pipeline gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in mid-October. The $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline would extend 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline over 303 miles to transport West Virginia natural gas into...
  • Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates Senate, 3rd District races as ‘leans Democrat' (WV)

    07/25/2018 5:02:46 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 40 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 24, 2018 | WV MetroNews Staff
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A political analysis organization changed its ratings of multiple congressional races Tuesday, including West Virginia’s U.S. Senate and 3rd Congressional District contests. Sabato’s Crystal Ball, part of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, changed its ratings of the two races from “toss up” to “leans Democrat,” which is good news for U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and state Sen. Richard Ojeda. Manchin is running against Republican candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for his second full term in the Senate. Ojeda, D-Logan, who caught the attention of national news organizations prior to and following the...
  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Residents Concerned

    07/21/2018 6:24:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 4 replies
    wowktv ^ | July 20, 2018 | Lily Bradley
    Officials are advising West Virginia residents to stay informed about the Hepatitis A epidemic. Health officials tell 13 News, that Kanawha County leads the state in confirmed Hep-A cases. Cabell County comes in a close second. On Thursday, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department hosted a town hall forum as part of their "Stop the Spread" Campaign set to begin this month. "These outbreaks tend to last one to two years, so its not going anywhere and we probably haven't even seen the worst of it," said the Bureau for Public Health's Shannon McBee. "We just want everyone to be extra aware...
  • All Magic Marts closing: Ammar’s, Inc. announces it will close all department stores

    07/04/2018 5:32:27 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2018 | Charles Owens
    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Ammar’s, Inc., the parent company of the regional Magic Mart chain, is closing all of its department stores in southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, as well as the company’s headquarters and warehouse facility in Bluefield, Va. Hundreds of employees in three states will be impacted by the looming closures, and the Magic Mart stores in Welch, Tazewell, Richlands, Grundy and Beckley will all be shuttered. WARN, or Worker Adjustment and Restraining Act, notices have been delivered to all of the impacted employees. “After more than 97 years of serving southern West Virginia, Southwest Virginia and eastern...
  • W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry arrested by FBI, faces 22 federal charges

    06/20/2018 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 30 replies
    WVNews ^ | 6/20/18
    CHARLESTON — Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning and will face 22 federal charges after a grand jury meeting in Charleston indicted him Monday. Loughry will face charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, witness tampering and lying to federal agents. The indictments had been sealed and weren't acted upon until Wednesday, when federal agents showed up at his house at about 7:30 a.m. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges during a press conference at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston.
  • Inflatable bounce house could mean trip to 'big house'

    06/20/2018 3:11:33 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 32 replies
    WTRF ^ | June 20, 2018 | Staff
    A father and son may yet rue the day when an inflatable bounce house came into their lives, should it lead to an extended stay at the “big house.” In a press release, United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Bill Powell announced federal grand jury indictments of Sergeant First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sergeant (retired) Russell Morgan.
  • Top legislative Democrats say Governor Justice needs to meet responsibilities or resign (WV)

    06/14/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | June 14, ,2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The top Democrats in the House and Senate are asking for Gov. Jim Justice to improve his performance or resign. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and House Minority Leader Tim Miley put out a news release today saying, from their viewpoint, the forced departure of state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher was the last straw. They contended that Justice has lost touch with the work in his administration because of his preference of performing his duties off-site. Tim Miley “At a minimum, Governor Justice should be at work – and if he can’t be bothered to come to...
  • He watched his screaming kids tumble in a dryer and put video on Snapchat, W.Va. cops say

    06/04/2018 6:21:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    SacBee ^ | June 02, 2018 | MATTHEW MARTINEZ
    A West Virginia man remained in custody Saturday after police say he watched his two young children tumble around in a dryer and posted video of it to Snapchat. Ryan James Barr, 24, has been charged with child neglect by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office after video of the children screaming while bouncing in the closed dryer surfaced on the social media platform, according to jail records. Barr told deputies that his daughter frequently climbs in the dryer herself, but that he put his son in the dryer "because he was trying to teach him to not be scared," WTRF...
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • Virginia woman charged with decapitating boyfriend, shouts to police 'let me get my heads'

    04/11/2018 8:48:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | AP
    According to a criminal complaint, Mills had been in the woods, was covered in blood and had a pocket knife in her pants when she arrived at another residence. The homeowners called authorities after they offered to give her a ride and she refused to leave the property. The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff's deputy a false identity and claimed she had been thrown through a glass door but wouldn't disclose her attacker. While Mills was being taken for questioning, she told the deputy, "you have to take me back and let me get my heads," the complaint said.
  • WV Governor Signs Reform to Protect Exercise of the Second Amendment

    04/02/2018 12:33:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    West VirginiaArizona -(Ammoland.com)- Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia has signed a reform bill to ensure that West Virginians can exercise their Second Amendment rights during travel. The Governor signed the bill HB 4187, on Friday, March 23rd. The bill passed the House with 85 Yea votes to 14 Nays, on February 27th. It passed the Senate on 9 March, 32 to 1, then had to return to the House because of two amendments that passed the Senate. It passed the House again, on 10 March, 87-11. From wdtv.com: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) — Governor Jim Justice has signed a...
  • WV: Second Amendment Protection in Parking Lots Goes to Governor

    03/13/2018 10:55:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 March, 2018, HB 4187 passed the West Virginia senate, 32-1, with 1 senator absent. The bill insures that busnesses may not ban privately owned firearms from vehicles in company parking lots. Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person when that person possesses a firearm legally, including a condition of employment. The bill provides...