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  • Sen. Joe Manchin eyed to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary: Report

    08/11/2017 3:23:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 109 replies
    White House and Republican officials are looking at Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as a candidate to take the top spot at the Energy Department, as a plan is being looked at moving Secretary Rick Perry to lead the Homeland Security Department.
  • Senate confirms Wheeler to lead EPA

    02/28/2019 10:25:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2018 | Miranda Green
    The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-47 mostly party-line vote. Every Democrat voted against Wheeler, while Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) was the only Republican to vote against him. Collins in a statement Wednesday said she would not vote for Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist, because of his track record backing policies that weaken rules protecting are pollution and lowering car emissions. “While Mr. Wheeler is certainly qualified for this position, I have too many concerns with the actions he has taken during his tenure as Acting Administrator...
  • GOP's anti-Muslim display likening Rep. Omar to a terrorist rocks W. Virginia capitol

    03/01/2019 2:58:12 PM PST · by BadLands59 · 47 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/1/2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    Angry arguments broke out in the West Virginia statehouse on Friday after the state Republican Party allegedly set up an anti-Muslim display linking the 9/11 terror attacks to a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota in the rotunda. The display featured a picture of the World Trade Center in New York City as a fireball exploded from the one of the Twin Towers, set above a picture of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's a Muslim. "'Never forget' - you said. . ." read a caption on the first picture. "I am the proof - you have forgotten," read the caption under the...
  • Union Leaders Announce End to Teacher Work Stoppage, Schools to Reopen Thursday (West Virginia)

    02/20/2019 8:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 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 state’s public...
  • Democrats Squirm as Lindsay Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

    02/11/2019 8:12:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution. Let’s vote on the Green New Deal! Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change. https://t.co/VKTIyfnDCY— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019 The Daily Caller: Graham knows the Green New Deal would never pass Congress. In fact, Democrats aren’t united behind the bill, which moderates fear will alienate key bases of their support, including unions. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the Green New...
  • ‘Brutal monsters’: Porterfield says LGBTQ organizations ‘modern day KKK’ [WV]

    02/09/2019 8:54:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/09/2019 | Charles Boothe
    Del. Eric Porterfield (R-Mercer County) is standing by his statements about the “brutal monsters” and “socialist” LBGTQ organizations even after facing threats and calls for his resignation. Porterfield said he had to call the Capitol Police in Charleston Friday after receiving threats, one by a telephone call from a man who said he wants to fight him. The firestorm and threats came, he said, after he spoke in support of an amendment in a House committee Wednesday that would not allow any protective classes added that are not already in state Code. […] Porterfield played a recording of the call,...
  • 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...
  • West Virginia’s Drug Overdose Rate Highest in Nation, Again

    02/01/2019 9:51:04 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 21 replies
    West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia is 52 per 100,000 in 2016. Ohio was second, with a rate of 39.1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. The deadliest drug was the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which was linked to more than 19,400 deaths. The rate of drug overdose deaths connected to synthetic opioids doubled in just one year.
  • 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...
  • Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginia’s 19-Year-Old Lawmaker

    01/28/2019 3:09:28 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 12 replies
    MSN / The New York Times ^ | 1-28-19 | Adeel Hassan
    Caleb Hanna was a child when Barack Obama won the White House and, like many African Americans, he recalled his excitement at seeing “someone who looks like me become president.” But Mr. Hanna, now 19, soured on Mr. Obama’s policies. This month, he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Republican, becoming one of the party’s youngest black legislators in the country. Mr. Hanna grew up not only in a state that is overwhelmingly white, but in a white family. He was adopted as a child, and his father, mother, four sisters and brother, who are...
  • 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...
  • 5 States Most Impacted By Recent Tesla Supercharger Price Increase

    01/19/2019 10:58:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | March 18, 2018 | Steven Loveday
    As we reported just the other day, Tesla quietly hiked rates for Supercharging in most states. Keep in mind that this impacts all Tesla Model 3 owners, as well as owners of new Tesla Model S and X vehicles who purchased their vehicles without utilizing a referral code. Thanks to hardcore EV fans like Teslanomics’ Ben Sullins, we have an update on how states were affected by the new rate hike, as well as the actual percentage of increase. As we explained the other day, states like Illinois have seen over a 60 percent increase, from .15/kWh to .25/kWh. States...
  • 81-Year-Old Nicholas County Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Two Teenage Females [WV]

    01/19/2019 3:11:26 PM PST · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WOAY TV 4 ^ | January 19, 2019 | Tyler Barker
    SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – An 81-year-old man from Nicholas County is arrested after allegedly sexually abusing two females under 18 for six years. On Friday January 18, 2019, the West Virginia State Police arrested eighty one year old Summersville resident, Albert Vance, at his residence in Nicholas County. Mr. Vance is charged with two counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian or custodian and one count of first degree sexual abuse. Documents indicate between 2012 and 2018, Mr. Vance had an inappropriate sexual relationship with two females under the age of eighteen. Mr. Vance is currently being held at the...
  • Mineral Co. judge issued warning over refusal to preside over same-sex weddings

    01/11/2019 11:19:26 AM PST · by fwdude · 15 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Lacie Pierson
    The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission issued a warning to a circuit judge in Northern West Virginia for not performing same-sex marriages in his courtroom. The commission did not charge Mineral Circuit Judge Lynn Nelson with any ethical violations of the Judicial Code of Conduct following a review initiated by a complaint by Fairness West Virginia in October, according to a letter the commission sent to Fairness West Virginia on Oct. 25. Fairness West Virginia provided a copy of the letter to the Gazette-Mail.
  • UNFAIR - Med Student Slammed With 1 Year Suspension for Contesting Aspects of Microaggression-ism

    01/04/2019 1:05:53 PM PST · by gaijin · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 4th, 2018 | me
    Kieran Ravi Bhattacharya had a pediatrician mother who pushed him, and when his friends were out playing baseball and lighting things on fire, he had to stay indoors and play his violin. Kieran is 22 years old now, but let's take a look at him: But he stuck to it, eventually winning acceptance to the medical school of the University of Virginia, where the acceptance rate is just 6%. In mid November Kieran had a class called Social Issues in Medicine. One of the lecturers for this class was Dr. Beverly Adams, pictured below: No, I'm serious. That's really her....
  • Masked Intoxicated Bandits Taken into Custody by Milton Police

    11/15/2018 3:03:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | November 15, 2018 | Adrienne Robbins
    MILTON, WV (WOWK) - The Milton Police Department had a little fun with one of their arrests this week. A masked bandit was taken into custody by Ptl. Scarberry and Sgt. Collins. The bandits were intoxicated on crabapples and yes were both raccoons.
  • Archbishop praises West Virginians for ending taxpayer funding of abortion

    11/13/2018 4:31:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | November 10, 2018 | Colleen Rowan
    The people of West Virginia have shown their devotion to the culture of life by voting to end taxpayer funding of abortion in the state, said Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, who is apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Voters approved Amendment 1, which adds to the state constitution: “Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” “West Virginians told lawmakers that they stand for life through the passage of Amendment 1,” the archbishop said. “Their voices put an end to decades of taxpayer-funded abortions through Medicaid that have resulted in...
  • 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.