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  • 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.
  • Boy Scout Leader in Charleston (W.Va.) Arrested For Child Solicitation

    05/26/2016 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    An Assistant Boy Scout Leader in Charleston, WV was arrested for 3 counts of soliciting a minor via computer. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department received a complaint on May 24th, 2016 from the Buckskin Council for the Boy Scouts about Kevin Michael Rogier. The Sheriff's Department learned upon investigation that Rogier was using social media site to contact three minor to solicit, entice, seduce, lure, try and revive picture and videos of sexually explicit conduct, and send pictures and videos of sexually explicit content. Rogier admitted to the Sheriff's Department that he sent sexual photographs and requested sexual photographs from...
  • 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
  • CNN’s S.E. Cupp Insults all Trump Supporters, calls them “Racist and Bigoted”

    05/10/2016 5:15:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 139 replies
    http://truthfeed.com/ ^ | May 11, 2016 | By TruthFeedNews
    Fresh off of Trump’s West Virginia primary victory, bitter CNN “Pundit” S.E. Cupp went off the rails. The political commentator ranted as she was apparently offended that “Trump is saying he doesn’t need us” and calling Trump Supporters “Fringy Alt-Right…. Racist and Bigoted”
  • WV Primary Election Results (Called for Trump)

    05/10/2016 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | may 10, 2016 | wowk
    ELECTION RESULTS: Donald Trump has been declared the winner in the Republican WV Presidential Primary by CBS News. Stay with us for all of your election results.
  • 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...
  • Hillary Sorry for Saying She Would Put Coal 'Out of Business'

    05/03/2016 10:10:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/3/16 | Sarah Fisher
    "It was a misstatement." Back in March, former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a CNN town hall that she wanted to put coal miners and the coal industry "out of business." At the event Clinton said she was the only candidate who "has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," she said. But now that Clinton is campaigning in West Virginia, her tune has changed. "What I said was totally...
  • TRUMP Likely to Win West Virginia Vote But Lose the Delegates to Cruz

    04/16/2016 5:43:18 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 264 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump is set to win West Virginia but GOP elites will likely give the delegates to Ted Cruz anyway. It’s the latest state where Cruz will lose but garner more delegates than Donald Trump. Cruz supporters call this a “good ground game.” The Politico reported: Donald Trump has a new enemy in the fight for national convention delegates: the alphabet. Trump is well-positioned for a resounding victory in West Virginia’s May 10 primary, but his win will be accompanied by a delegate selection process stacked in favor of people with last names at the beginning of the alphabet —...
  • West Virginia teen reportedly killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

    03/22/2016 12:54:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    FOX news ^ | March 22, 2016 | AP
    A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday. Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when he was hit by an arrow in in Chapmanville, about 45 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 10:23:45 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/5/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of HB 4145, also known as "Constitutional carry" or permitless carry. Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult. This year, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary. Governor Tomblin received the Constitutional carry bill on 26 February. He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March. The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4 March,...
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin’s veto of HB 4145, also known as “Constitutional carry” or permitless carry.  Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult.This year, 2016, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary.  Governor Tomblin received the  Constitutional carry bill on 26 February.  He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March.  The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4...
  • WV: Governor Tomblin Vetoes Constitutional Carry, Again!

    03/03/2016 12:42:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As shown on the West Virginia legislative page, Governor Tomblin has vetoed the Constitutional carry bill for the second year in a row.  Last year, 2015, Governor Tomblin vetoed a Constitutional carry bill after the legislature had adjourned. Today, 3 March, 2016, another Constitutional carry bill, HB 4145 was recorded as vetoed. From state.wv.us: Vetoed H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 03/03/16 H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 – House Journal 03/03/16 S To Governor 2/26/16 – Senate Journal 02/27/16 The West Virginia legislature can override his veto with simple majorities in both houses.  From wv.us:Action by the Governor  After a...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry on Governor Tomblin's Desk

    03/02/2016 5:26:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Constitutional carry bill, HB 4145, has passed both the House and the Senate by wide, veto proof margins.  The House, 68-31, the Senate, 24-9.   The bill went to Governor Tomblin on the 26th of February.  According to West Virginia law, Governor Tomblin has five days to sign or veto the bill.  Last year, 2015, he did not receive the Constitutional carry bill until the last day of the session.  He was able to veto Constitutional carry after the legislature had adjourned, ensuring that his veto would not be overridden.  This year, 2016, Constitutional carry was passed...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Passes Senate with Veto Proof Margins

    02/29/2016 7:50:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Senate passed an amended HB 4145 on Monday, 22 February, 2016.  The bill is also called constitutional carry or permitless carry.  The bill passed with an overwhelming, veto proof margin of 24 to 9.From theintelligencer.net: People 21 years and older would be allowed to carry concealed guns in West Virginia without permits or training under a bill that passed the Senate on Monday. Senators voted 24-9 to approve the measure Monday. The bill requires at least one additional House vote before the Republican-led Legislature sends it to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who vetoed a similar...
  • West Virginia Constitutional Carry very likely in 2016

    01/31/2016 5:41:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, West Virginia came within a cats hair of enacting Constitutional carry into law.  The law passed with veto proof margins in the House and the Senate.  It was only through insider shenanigans that the bill was sent to Governor Tomblin late enough for him to veto it without a chance for a veto override.  From wvgazettemail.com: Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a similar bill last year, by a 32-2 margin in the Senate and 71-29 in the House. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill, citing "overwhelming opposition" from law enforcement officers statewide."In light of those concerns, and in...
  • West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced

    01/19/2016 11:17:22 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 11 replies
    Via Email ^ | 2016-01-19 | NRA
    On Tuesday, January 19, state Representative Saira Blair introduced House Bill 4145, legislation that would allow a law-abiding individual, who is 21 years of age or older, to lawfully carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without needing to first obtain a government-issued permit. HB 4145 also addresses a current deficiency in state law that prohibits an individual who is between the ages of 18 and 21 from obtaining a concealed weapon permit. HB 4145 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Under the provisions of House Bill 4145, an individual who is over the age of 21, a citizen...
  • Why West Virginia’s School Children Need Coal: The Jacki Daily Show!

    01/11/2016 3:14:56 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 4 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/6/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Why West Virginia’s School Children Need Coal WV’s former Secretary of Tax and Revenue, Rob Capehart, explains the importance of coal to the state’s budget. Coal companies, and the utilities they support, pay almost 2/3 of business taxes in the state. What will the War on Coal do to WV?
  • Trump Leading in West Virginia, Beating Hillary

  • WV: Serial Killer Stopped in Desperate Self Defense Case

    07/28/2015 5:33:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears the Neal Falls was a serial killer.  The license plates on his Subaru are  from Oregon.   The best summation of this case so far is on the pibillwarner site: Neal Falls DOB 9/24/1969 out of Oregon appears to be a serial killer, he was killed in West Virginia by a prostitute, he had kidnap-rape-murder tools in his vehicle, Neal Falls has worked as a armed security guard nationwide. Inside Neal Falls’ vehicle, police said they discovered a machete, shovel, axes, knives, bulletproof vest and numerous sets of handcuffs. Police also found a large bottle of bleach and...
  • Remove name of the late Senator, Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd from the public space, road ways

    07/15/2015 6:26:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/15 | Nadra Enzi
    The late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and led the filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act Petitioning West Virginia Governor To remove the name of the late Senator and Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd from the public space, road ways and government buildings (including schools). Sign Petition
  • WV: Case Illustrates how Fisticuffs Justify Deadly Force

    04/22/2015 9:57:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have explained in previous articles how someone threatening to punch you is a potentially deadly threat.  People sometimes have a preconceived notion that a "fist fight" is  not a real threat.    Some of this may come from watching television and the movies.   Watching them, you can receive the impression that a punch to the head is no big deal.  That is not true.  A punch to the head is a very serious attack.  It can disable.   It can maim.  It can kill.  The head is a vulnerable target, which is why an attacker aims for it. Another...
  • WV: Tomblin Vetos Constitutional Carry

    03/20/2015 1:20:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    You have to give West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin credit for Machiavellian use of power.  He cleverly waited until the legislature adjourned, sin die, before vetoing the popular constitutional carry bill.  The bill SB 347, would have removed some of the restrictions on carrying concealed weapons by those who can legally own them.  It passed with overwhelming margins and bipartisan support in both the Senate (32-2) and the House (71-29).  For a non budget bill, such as SB 347, simple majorities would have been enough to override a veto. Which is why the Governor waited until the legislature...
  • WV: Governor Tomblin has until 20 March Veto, Approve, or Ignore Constitutional Carry

    03/19/2015 11:47:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 347 is a gun law reform bill that removes restrictions on carrying weapons from people who can legally own guns.  It does *not* eliminate the West Virginia concealed carry permit.  It makes the permit optional while in West Virginia.  It has become the focus of national attention, as phone banks paid for with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's money vie with grass roots activists in West Virginia for Governor Tomblin's attention. From wsaz.com: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bill that would abolish West Virginia's conceal carry permit law has passed through the House and Senate, and now...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Goes to Governor Tomblin

    03/14/2015 4:20:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virgina Senate has made short work of confirming the passage of SB 347, also known as the Constitutional Carry bill. The bill was amended in the House to change the minimum age for carrying concealed without a permit from 18 to 21. It passed the House by a 71 to 29 margin, with 51 Republicans and 20 Democrats voting for the bill. Yesterday, 13 March, the Senate confirmed the amended House vote. Observers at opencarry.org predict that Governor Tomblin will allow the bill to become law without his signature: No one expects him to. He's expected to...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Passes the House with Bi-Partisan Support

    03/13/2015 6:05:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Constitutional Carry bill,  SB 347 has now passed the House.  The vote was 71 to 29.  This is a very comfortable, veto proof margin.  The bill was amended in the House to raise the age for concealed, permit-less carry from 18 to 21, on the 11th of March.  On the third read today, the 12th of March, it passed with 71 to 29.  The vote was both bi-partisan and sufficient to override a veto.  51 Republicans and 20 Democrats voted for the bill.   13 Republicans and 16 Democrats voted against it. One of the Republicans  who...
  • WV: Senate Democrats Vote for Constitutional Carry

    03/02/2015 10:32:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    L Constitutional carry, or permitless carry, has passed the West Virginia Senate with an astonishing 32 to 2 vote.   That means that 14 of the 16 Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill.  The two that voted against it were Sen. Ronald Miller (D) and Senator Corey Palumbo (D).   Perhaps the vote is not that astonishing. After all, this is merely the state of affairs that the country was in for most of its existence, nearly everywhere, before the Civil War, or War Between the States if you prefer.  Even after the war, most states did not criminalize...
  • WV: Pharmacist Shooting Illustrates Support for Armed Self Defense

    02/21/2015 3:31:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In West Virginia, a pharmacist used a .45 to stop an attempted robbery.  There is little doubt about what happened.   The case is noteworthy for a number of reasons.  From wvmetronews.com: PINCH, W.Va. – Investigators with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department say a pharmacist who shot a man who later died will not be charged with a crime. Detectives said surveillance video at Good’s Family Pharmacy in Pinch shows the masked man pulled out a gun after he entered the pharmacy at about 9:45 Wednesday morning and pointed it at workers. The pharmacist, who has a legal conceal carry permit,...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Introduced in Senate

    02/05/2015 5:28:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A constitutional carry reform bill has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate this year, 2015.  SB347 would remove the penalties for carrying a concealed weapon, if the person is not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms.   From legiscan.com:   (a) Any person who carries a concealed deadly weapon without a state license or other lawful authorization established under the provisions of this code, who is prohibited from possessing firearms under section seven of this article shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 and may...
  • West Virginia to remove words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from all state tax forms

    11/14/2014 1:11:16 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of two federal court rulings striking down West Virginia’s marriage protection amendment, which had previously defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the state tax department has announced starting next year, it will remove the words “husband” and “wife” from all tax forms and informational materials, replacing them with the more gender-neutral “spouse.” Until then, the agency says same-sex couples can use the current tax forms with the understanding that a married household may have two “husbands” or two “wives” under the new definition of marriage in the state. According to a notice...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • Saira Blair: 5 Things To Know About America’s New Youngest Lawmaker

    11/06/2014 9:56:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 11-5-14 | Julianne Ishler
    Saira has caused quite a storm in the media! She shocked everyone, when at just 18, she was elected to represent her district in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Here are five things to know about the youngest lawmaker in America! Saira Blair may be 18, but she’s already proven to be the strongest candidate to represent a small district in West Virginia. The young Republican, who did most of her campaigning out of her college dorm room, defeated 44-year-old attorney Layne Diehl in a landslide victory on Nov. 4. Here are five fascinating facts about Saira! Saira Blair:...
  • West Virginia, the nation's least Hispanic state, elects its first Latino congressman

    11/06/2014 6:45:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Nov 4, 2014
    The state with the smallest share of Latinos in the nation has elected its first Latino congressional representative, Alex Mooney. Mooney, a conservative Republican, ran against Nick Casey, a former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Mooney beat Casey with 46.7 to 44.2 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of precincts reporting. After his victory, Mooney tweeted: "I cannot thank you enough for this humbling opportunity to serve the people of West Virginia." Latinos make up just 1.2 percent – or slightly more than 22,268 – of the Eastern Panhandle state's population. Mooney, 43, ruffled feathers with his...
  • Libs trashing Saira Blair, an 18-year-old Republican who just won a seat in the WV legislature

    11/06/2014 7:06:00 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 87 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | November 5, 2014
    This could be the nicest thing you read today, via the Wall Street Journal: A West Virginia University freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation Tuesday. Republican Saira Blair, a fiscally conservative 18-year-old, will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, about 1˝ hours outside Washington, D.C., after defeating her Democratic opponent 63% to 30%, according to the Associated Press. A third candidate got 7% of the vote. In a statement, Ms. Blair thanked her supporters and family, as well as her opponents for running...
  • Mooney (R - Teaparty) holds thin lead in 2nd District House race (WV)

    11/04/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Allen Tayloy
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Maryland state lawmaker Alex Mooney had a thin lead over Democrat Nick Casey in the race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. Democrat Nick Casey With 12 of 17 counties reporting (about 33 percent of precincts overall), Mooney had received 47 percent of the votes to Casey’s 44 percent. Each candidate was on pace to carry his home territory: Mooney with 54.9 percent in Berkeley County and Casey holding 55.4 percent in Kanawha County. The district was thrown open when seven-term Republican congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito launched a successful U.S. Senate campaign.
  • 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.
  • NPR, Fox News Polls: Republicans lead in Senate battleground states

    10/03/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consistent: The topline results — Republicans are ahead. Inconsistent: The margins. NPR measures Obama’s job approval at (41/56) in states with contested Senate races, and an abysmal (29/67) among independents. But on the generic Senate ballot, the GOP leads by just three, fueled by a 16-point advantage among those aforementioned independents: In case you’re curious, NPR’s partisan sample is a reasonable, if slightly generous, D+4. Fox News’ pollster included two more states in their survey, but excluded Alaska. Results: Unless I’m missing something glaringly obvious (Fox’s poll sample is D+0, in line with 2010), I can’t quite wrap my...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • WV:Reform of Charleston Second Amendment Restrictions goes to Governor

    03/11/2014 8:06:08 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Charleston, West Virginia passed a number of local ordinances restricting second amendment rights at the height of the gun control craze during the Clinton regime.  These ordinances were primarily symbolic, in that they only applied to Charleston, were easily evaded, and primarily inconvenienced Charleston residents. When West Virginia reformed its concealed carry law to move toward recognition of the right to be armed, it grandfathered the Charleston restrictions as a political compromise.  The restrictions never made any sense except as a demonstration of the power of local governments to ignore second amendment protections. Second amendment supporters in West Virginia...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • WV:UPDATE: Neighbor Stops Home Invaders by Shooting One and Holding Other at Gunpoint

    12/29/2013 9:26:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 23 December, 2013 | Rahel Solomon
    LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- Two men are facing charges after police say they were caught red-handed trying to break into a Logan County home Saturday morning. Terry Robbins, a neighbor and family member, caught the two suspects in the house and says he was forced to shoot one of the alleged burglars when he tried to attack him. Robbins told WSAZ.com Saturday morning around 5:30 his aunt and uncle called saying their security alarm was triggered. Robbins says when he arrived at the house shortly after, he found Jimmy Walker and Justin Blair. Robbins says he and Walker are distant...
  • West Virginia Citizens Defense League Files For Injunction Against the City of Charleston

    12/29/2013 9:01:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | 18 December, 2013 | WVCDL
    Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Citizens Defense League has filed for an injunction against the City of Charleston in the Kanawha County Circuit Court. Charleston has continued to enforce multiple city ordinances which are in clear violation of state law governing Home Rule cities, made effective July 1 of this year. Under the state law, Charleston’s firearms ordinances are rendered null and void as a condition of participation in the Home Rule Pilot Program. “The WVCDL is not seeking financial damages; only injunctive relief” said WVCDL President, Keith Morgan. “Charleston is operating in clear violation of state law by...
  • WV Leads 27 States,Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Guns

    12/07/2013 10:13:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    wvago.gov ^ | 4 December, 2013 | NA
    CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia and 25 other states and one territory have filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing a federal government attempt to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own and purchase firearms. “Our Office is proud to lead a bipartisan group of 27 states and territories in this brief to oppose the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempt to unilaterally create a federal restriction on firearm sales between law-abiding citizens,” Attorney General Morrisey said....
  • A blue state's road to red (West Virginia)

    10/28/2013 12:40:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2913 | Karen Tumulty
    ".........Why? “Honestly, because everybody in this county hates Barack Obama. That is the biggest reason,” Mitchell said. Animosity toward President Obama runs high here. He lost Wyoming County by nearly 56 percentage points last year, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3 to 1. But as Mitchell and her friends talked more about it, their conversation turned to fears and anxieties that had little to do with party or politics. They discussed the well-paying jobs that had vanished with the coal industry; the crime and drugs that followed; the changing culture that mocks what they hold sacred....
  • WV:Assault weapon-wielding supporters rally for suspended Gilberton chief

    08/31/2013 2:15:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    mcall.com ^ | 25 August, 2013 | Jacob Seibel
    An anti-gun organization doesn't believe a 30-day suspension is adequate punishment for Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler, so it invested in a "Fire Kessler" billboard near Route 61. But on Saturday, less than a week after the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence paid for the billboard, a group of about 40 gun-toting Kessler supporters, some wielding assault weapons, rallied in front of the billboard. There, they shouted their own message: "Go f--- yourself." Kessler said the rally was "an act of civil disobedience, a peaceful act." "They're anti-gun. We're pro-gun. I have the right to do and say...
  • GOP co-chair invites Senator Manchin to change party.

    08/25/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 32 replies
    Metronews ^ | 8/23/2013 | Shauna Johnson
    We already know Manachin, a Democrat, sold out West Virginia with his gun-control antics and sucking up to Obozo. Is the Republican party that stupid.
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    07/16/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/2013 | Robin Respaut and Brian Grow
    Known as The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, the 10,600-acre park opens Monday, when 30,000 scouts are expected to visit for the quadrennial National Jamboree. The Summit will have more than 5 miles of zip lines, a whitewater-rafting circuit, a 120-foot tree house and a stadium for 85,000 people.
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    UPDATE: Initial reports say that the charges against Jared Marcum have been dismissed. Stay with us for more details.