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  • Copperhead Snake Found, Killed at West Virginia Statehouse

    07/24/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A state Capitol police officer has killed a copperhead snake on the Capitol grounds in Charleston. West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina said Thursday the officer borrowed a shovel from construction workers on the north edge of the complex Wednesday to kill the snake, which was then taken elsewhere and buried. The copperhead was killed in an area near where an employee had spotted a snake while walking to her car Tuesday. Messina says the officer had been patrolling the area for the snake Wednesday.
  • “Pro-Life” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Votes to Overturn Ruling Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/18/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do. Although the senator has proclaimed to be pro-life, his recent support of a Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, suggests otherwise. This failed legislation would have reversed a decision that protects the Christian company’s religious freedom and avoid providing employees abortion-inducing drugs. Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com joemanchin2Manchin explained his support for the bill as such: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that ruled for-profit companies can opt...
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: Police Confirm Bear Hit and Killed in South Charleston Area W.Va.

    07/08/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bear was hit and killed Monday by a vehicle in Kanawha County, according to Kanawha County Sheriff's dispatchers. There was no word exactly where it happened or if the bear was possibly one of the two black bears spotted earlier in the South Charleston area. Those two bears made their first appearance Monday morning along Interstate 64 near the Montrose exit. South Charleston Police, who investigated the case of the bear hit and killed, confirmed it happened but had no immediate information where or when.
  • WV State Troopers Kill Dog During Manhunt

    06/27/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    WCHS TV ^ | June 25, 2014 | Chris Williams
    Police spent much of Tuesday searching for a fugitive. During the search West Virginia State Troopers and the Mason County Sheriff's Department said they had to shoot and kill a woman's dog. Police spent almost 12 hours searching for Johnathon Jeffers, but with no luck. At one point during the search, police came out of the woods and onto Ginger Sweats’ property in Mason County. She has no ties to Jeffers, but was immediately caught up in the search when officers said they had to fire their guns. Accompanied by the dog she has left, Sweat was still trying to...
  • Democrats' new coal headache

    06/02/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    the Hill ^ | June 2, 2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on carbon pollution is the latest headache for Democrats trying to defend a fragile Senate majority. With many vulnerable Democrats coming from energy-producing states, Republicans argued the Obama administration’s call for power plants to cut their carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 would cost local jobs and increase energy prices. Democratic candidates in coal-rich West Virginia and Kentucky were among the first to try to distance themselves from the president after the changes were unveiled Monday.
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • W.Va. Governor Promises to Veto Another "Fetal Pain" Bill

    05/22/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wsaz ^ | wsaz
    "As I stated on March 28, the language contained in House Bill 4588 is unconstitutional. I encourage legislators not to call themselves into a special session to revisit the same issue. Should members of the Legislature take the same action again, I will again veto the bill. As I also said on March 28, I am proud of my pro-life record, and I would be happy to work with members of the Legislature during the 2015 regular session to pass a bill that is constitutional." Friday Marks 2 Years Since Murder of Charleston Man More From Our Partners
  • Juvenile Arrested Following Mailbox Explosions

    05/20/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter, Amanda Barren
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tips helped Charleston Police track down a juvenile suspect in connection to a mailbox explosion that was posted on YouTube. According to Charleston Police Detectives, the teenager is facing a charge of criminal use of a destructive device. A neighbor on Louden Heights Road, located in the South Hills area of Charleston, captured the incident on home security video during the weekend .
  • 17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia

    05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Justen Charters
    Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isn’t thinking about her plans for the summer. She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginia’s history- she’s just 17 years old.
  • Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

    05/16/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST | Teresa Platt
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia by Teresa Platt Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates. Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia....
  • Cruz in control as his Tea Party candidates win primaries in Nebraska and position him as November

    05/14/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:09 EST, 14 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz claimed his first victory in the battle to control the Republican Party on Tuesday night when his two candidates in Nebraska won their primary elections.Cruz endorsed gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and Senate candidate Ben Sasse won their respective primary races, positioning Cruz as kingmaker in November.'Ben Sasse’s decisive victory in Nebraska tonight is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen. They’re rising up to take our country back,' Cruz posted to his Facebook. Ted Cruz, left, campaigns in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, May 9, for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete...
  • Tea Party Roars Back, All Eyes Now Turn to Mississippi

    05/14/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 14, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Tea Party, left for dead by the mainstream media only a week ago, roared back to life on Tuesday with two big Republican primary victories in Nebraska and West Virginia. All eyes now turn to Mississippi's June 3 Republican U.S. Senate primary between establishment incumbent Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel as the next big test of the Tea Party's ability to win elections. In Nebraska, the Republican U.S. Senate primary race that many thought had tightened into a three way race turned into a romp for Tea Party-backed Ben Sasse, who easily won with...
  • This West Virginia 17-year old just beat an incumbent state delegate

    05/14/2014 4:56:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 14 May 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Saira Blair will graduate from a West Virginia high school later this month. She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg VA hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July. But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office. With all 13 precincts in her Martinsburg-area district reporting, Blair beat state Del. Larry Kump (R) by an 872-728 vote margin. Blair campaigned on an antiabortion, pro-Second Amendment platform, offering her cellphone number to constituents and pledging not...
  • Tea Party’s Alex Mooney Wins West Virginia GOP House Primary

    05/13/2014 8:08:37 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Shushannah Walshe
    Former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney has won the Republican primary for West Virginia’s second congressional district, according to the Associated Press, beating pharmacist Ken Reed and former U.S. International Trade Commissioner and state legislator Charlotte Lane.With 74.9 percent of precincts reporting, Mooney had 35 percent of the vote to Reed’s 22 percent, and Lane was running third with 18.4 percent.Those were the three leading candidates, but it was a seven-way brawl to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito who is leaving her House seat to run for the Senate. This is a clear victory for the tea party as Mooney...
  • 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 · 54 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...
  • Roll Call says Rahall’s seat is ‘vulnerable’(Dem Cong West Virginia)

    05/07/2014 9:45:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 06, 2014 at 12:23PM | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The U.S. House seat Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) has held since 1977 is now considered one of the most “vulnerable” in the country during the November general election. “In the past, Rahall boasted one of the best local brands in politics, effectively keeping enough distance between himself and a national party that’s increasingly unpopular in West Virginia,” according to a Tuesday article in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. But Shira Center, who contributed to that Roll Call report, said times are changing and so is the political climate in West Virginia, especially in Rahall’s 3rd District....
  • Jay Rockefeller: Some Obama foes think he’s the ‘wrong color’

    05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | Kathryn A. Wolfe, deputy transportation editor
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama’s presidency “because he’s the wrong color.” Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who will retire at the end of the year, made his comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on transportation funding, saying he’s confounded by the “lack of will to keep ourselves from dropping into rivers and rolling over bridges that are no longer there.” “It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he added. “I understand part of it....
  • House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria

    04/06/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria By Andrew Restuccia - 04/06/11 12:25 PM ET Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu. Capps and several other liberal Democrats spoke out Wednesday morning in opposition to the legislation, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). The lawmakers, who were joined by officials from the American Lung Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Upton...
  • Largest coal producing state slams administration over EPA rules

    05/01/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01, 2014 | Kelly David Burke
    The American coal industry is accusing the Obama administration of using the Environmental Protection Agency to end the use of coal despite the president's claim of having an "all of the above" energy policy. ... the EPA's MATS rules, which go into effect in January 2016, will devastate coal production in America and .. about 60 gigawatts of coal-fired generation coming off-line .. One of Monseu’s issues is the way she said the administration is targeting coal, which currently fuels around 40 percent of the electricity produced in the U.S. "Increasingly we face a situation where policy is dictated not...
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • New York Times: Political Stigma Depressing Obamacare Participation

    04/27/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by RottenTWB · 22 replies
    Rotten To The Core ^ | 4/27/2014 | TWB
    According to the country’s paper of record, people in West Virginia are just too damn dumb and racist to know that they need savior Obama’s healthcare law. They say that those that would benefit the most are so dead set in their hatred for President Obama, that they’re willing to go without healthcare coverage. Three conservative groups (even one backed by the dreaded Koch brothers) are blamed for running ads in West Virginia that has “stigmatized” the law. Obama is so unpopular in hayseed, hick town, that they’re willing to lay down and die before they’d sign up for Obamacare.
  • In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation in Health Law

    04/27/2014 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote the law’s insurance coverage for young, working-class West Virginians. Health professionals, state officials, social workers, insurance agents and others trying to make the law work for uninsured Americans say the partisan divisions and attack ads have depressed participation in some places. They say the law has been stigmatized for many who could benefit from it, especially in conservative states like West Virginia that have the poorest, most medically underserved populations but...
  • W.Va. Woman Shot and Killed after Argument Over Designated Driver

    04/25/2014 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania bride allegedly fatally shot her niece after an argument that took place during a wedding party. Police allege that 30-year-old Christina George-Harvan of Conway used her husband's handgun to shoot 21-year-old Katelyn "Kaytee" Francis of Fairmont, West Virginia during Thursday night argument in a New Brighton bar. That's about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Surfside Walmart employee struggles with gun-toting shoplifting suspect, police say

    04/25/2014 4:35:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | Nicholas Cartmil
    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC -Commotion at the Surfside Walmart Thursday afternoon led to a West Virginia couple being escorted from the store in handcuffs. What started as a shoplifting case ended with a car being towed with drugs and ammo inside. James Ferguson, 26, and his wife, Leeza Ferguson, 19, both of West Virginia were stopped on suspicion of shoplifting. An employee noticed the couple because the woman had a very large handbag. The report indicates they put a phone charger and swimsuit in the handbag and then they moved to the register where they purchased a few small items but...
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan It’s number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likely—West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans don’t lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Rep. Petri (R-WI) Voted Twice in Favor of “Obama’s War on Coal”

    04/09/2014 9:16:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    media trackers ^ | April 07, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The Wisconsin congressional district represented by Rep. Tom Petri (R) stands to lose nearly 2,000 jobs because of the Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” but Petri has twice voted to let some of those more controversial – and burdensome – regulations stand. A nationwide analysis by the Heritage Foundation concludes that Wisconsin will lose an estimated 11,702 jobs thanks to Obama environmental regulations. The sixth district alone will lose more jobs than any other congressional district in the country the study concludes. ... Petri was the only Republican from Wisconsin to vote against suspending the rule. Voting with Petri was...
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...
  • "House of Cards" in West Virginia

    04/02/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | Kristan Hawkins
    Last Friday, the Democrat, formerly self-proclaimed pro-life Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, vetoed a late-term abortion bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB 4588). This commonsense bill bans abortions after 20 weeks when preborn children have been scientifically proven to feel excruciating pain during an abortion. Despite passing with 80% support from both the Democrat-led West Virginia House and Senate, Governor Tomblin shamefully vetoed the late-term abortion ban, obliterated his pro-life record, and aligned himself with a small minority of Americans who believe abortion should be legal in all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason. With...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin Says He Will Vote for 20-Week Abortion Ban

    04/01/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    UPDATE: After the announcement (below) of the ad campaign against him, Manchin has indicated he will support the legislation. As John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports: On Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin became the first Democrat in the United States Senate to support a federal bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy. “If it comes to the floor, I’m voting for it,” Manchin told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following the Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon. Manchin also declined to say whether or not he would take the additional step of cosponsoring the federal late-term...
  • Group Rallies Against W.Va. Governor's Veto of 'Abortion Bill'

    04/01/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members of West Virginians for Life rallied Tuesday in Charleston and had a candlelight vigil later that night at the Governor's Mansion. It was in protest of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of House Bill 4588 -- the so-called Abortion Bill. It would have prevented abortions after 20 weeks unless there were overriding medical concerns for the mother's health and life. Organizers of the vigil said they wanted to show Tomblin how they felt about the veto of a bill putting new restrictions on late-term abortions.
  • Why Hasn’t “Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Manchin Sponsored the 20-Week Abortion Ban?

    04/01/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    One of the members of the U.S. Senate who says he is pro-life on abortion has not yet co-sponsored the most important piece of legislation in the Senate that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain. That’s the question the Susan B. Anthony List wants to get answered. joemanchinTo put pressure on Manchin to support the bill, the SBA List today informed LifeNews of a $20,000 radio ad buy encouraging Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to become the first Democratic senator to cosponsor the federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Act. The...
  • ‘Pro-life’ WV governor hails the ‘gift of life’ before he vetoes 20-week abortion ban

    03/31/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dustin Siggins
    CHARLESTON, WV, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists on both sides of the aisle are reacting to a veto from West Virginia's Democratic governor on a bill that would have banned most late-term abortions in the state. Despite bipartisan support for a statewide ban on most abortions after 20 weeks, West Virginia's governor vetoed the legislation after it reached his desk. The bill, which passed through the state's Democratic-controlled Senate and House by respective margins (29-5 and 79-17, respectively) is similar to laws enacted in many states and has passed the House of Representatives. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Gov....
  • West Virginia’s “Pro-Life” Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/30/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who describes himself as pro-life and campaigned as a pro-life candidate, has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. West Virginians for Life, the statewide pro-life group, tells LifeNews it is disappointed in Governor Tomblin’s veto of HB 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Similar bills have been passed in ten other states and Governor Tomblin is the only governor who has vetoed one of these bills. fetalpain2In his veto message, the Governor claimed that attorneys advised him the bill was unconstitutional. Many cite an Arizona law as proof,...
  • 'Pro-Life' West Virginia Gov. Tomblin Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Restriction

    03/29/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT · by gooblah · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2014, 2:00 PM PDT | by Dr. Susan Berry 2
    On Friday, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed a measure that would protect unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by the Democrat-led state legislature. As Breitbart News reported on March 10, the West Virginia state Senate passed the measure, 29-5, with the support of 19 Democrats. The bill also passed in the state House by a vote of 79-17 with the support of 33 Democrats. The legislation, which would protect unborn children beginning at 20 weeks of pregnancy, is based on scientific evidence...
  • TEXAS SEES GREATER DECLINES IN WELFARE THAN NATION, CALIFORNIA NUMBERS RISE

    03/25/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | March 25,2014 | by CHUCK DEVORE
    The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. California’s SNAP caseload bucked the national trend, increasing 4.1 percent to 4.3 million recipients, the second-largest percentage increase in the nation behind Maryland. Eleven states saw an increase in their SNAP rolls, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska and Rhode Island , while...
  • West Virginia Rep. Capito May Tip Senate to GOP

    03/23/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2014 | Salena Zito
    Shelley Moore Capito largely has avoided national attention. Now her U.S. Senate race has raised her profile as one of the Republican Party's best hopes to tip the chamber's balance of power. The party could win a narrow majority this fall if it holds onto its 45 Senate seats and takes six of the 55 held by Democrats, including that of West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller, who is retiring. She is one of the few moderate candidates out there and has the right profile in this state to become the first Republican senator since the 1950s. If she beats her Democratic...
  • IS THE LEFT LOSING ON ABORTION?

    03/14/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.11.14 | Natalie deMacedo
    It looks like the Democrats are steadily losing the war on women. The state of West Virginia, which votes for Republican presidents but has a Democratic governor and state legislature, passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks because babies are viable outside the womb and can feel pain. West Virginia is the first Democrat-ruled state to do so, and the vote was not even close: The state’s Democrat-led House the House passed the bill 85-15, according to the Associated Press. The Senate had previously passed the bill 25 to 9, according to the Herald Dispatch. The outstanding support for...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Parents Who Raped 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion

    03/14/2014 2:07:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A grand jury has indicted parents of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who were arrested after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after incest. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities. Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statadkinsutory rape. On Wednesday,...
  • Campaign Urges West Virginia Governor to Sign Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/12/2014 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | Mary Spaulding Balch, JD, and Karen Cross
    Over the weekend the West Virginia House and Senate put the finishing touches on a hugely important bill. If Gov. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs HB 4588– The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act– West Virginia’s unborn babies, who can feel pain, will be protected from abortion. If there is not a compelling state interest in protecting unborn children from such a hideous death, what would qualify? If Gov. Tomblin signs the bill into law, West Virginia will join ten other states and the United States House of Representatives that have passed similar bills. If Governor Tomblin signs the bill into...
  • Parents Accused of Arranging Abortions for 11-Year-Old Facing New Charges

    03/11/2014 8:21:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Parents, who were originally charged last year in connection with a child abuse case in Cabell County, are expected to be in court Wednesday to answer to new charges. West Virginia State Police say Michael and Amanda Adkins will answer an indictment related to incest and child abuse charges. These are additional charges, following a year-long investigation from when the couple was first arrested. They were arrested in March 2013 after State Police say they consented to two abortion-like procedures within 15 days for their 11-year-old daughter.
  • West Virginia Inmate Charged With Threatening President

    03/10/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK ^ | WOWK
    A West Virginia prison inmate has been accused of threatening President Barack Obama and his family via mailed letters. Robert Dale Tasker, 43, is charged in an indictment with three counts of threatening Obama and one count of threatening the president's family. The alleged threats were mailed in December and February. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison on each count.
  • Pro-life measures move forward in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and West Virginia

    03/09/2014 11:41:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the media debate the reason abortions declined over the last few years, pro-life voices say the record number of new laws restricting abortion played a role. The year 2014 is already shaping up to follow the trend of substantial pro-life legislation. Arizona Abortion facilities will no longer receive advance notice of state inspections, if the governor signs a proposed law. The state House of Representatives passed the measure, allowing unannounced health inspections of abortion facilities, by a vote of 34-22. Florida A woman tricked into ingesting an abortion-inducing drug that killed her child wants...
  • West Virginia House Passes Abortion Bill

    03/09/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia House and will be sent to the governor to sign into law. On Saturday, the House passed the bill 85-15 with two delegates not voting. House Speaker Tim Miley denied requests to talk about the bill. The Democrat from Harrison said lawmakers had too many bills to get through. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he's concerned that a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks could be unconstitutional.
  • Sen. Manchin demands complete US ban on Bitcoin

    02/26/2014 6:19:20 PM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 38 replies
    cnet.com ^ | 2/26/2014 | Declan McCullagh
    A US senator is asking the federal government to take this remarkable step: completely ban Bitcoin. Joe Manchin, a Democratic senator representing West Virginia, sent a letter Wednesday to the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and other regulators characterizing the virtual currency as encouraging "illicit activity" as well as being "highly unstable and disruptive to our economy."