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  • Capito to Amazon: ‘Please come to W.Va.’

    09/17/2017 6:10:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Journal ^ | September 17, 2017 | Jim McConville
    CHARLESTON — West Virginia House Delegate Moore Capito is asking Seattle-based Amazon to add the Mountain State to its short list of location candidates for its second corporate headquarters. Capito, R-Kanawha, has sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking he consider placing West Virginia on his “top locations to choose from” list. Amazon recently announced plans to invest $5 billion to build a second North American headquarters that would be called “Amazon HQ2,” which could potentially create up to 50,000 jobs. Delegate Capito said West Virginia could be an ideal fit for Amazon’s vision, because the company could...
  • URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Help Keep Men Out Of Women’s Bathrooms(West Virginia)

    09/09/2017 5:54:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | Sept, 9, 2017 | staff
    The Family Policy Council in West Virginia has put out an urgent call for help keeping men out of women’s bathrooms in Fairmont. According to an email by the group, the Fairmont City Council will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday night. “The meeting is a public hearing on the ‘Men in Ladies’ Rooms’ ordinance,” the email reads. “The controversy is the proposed city ordinance will allow men into private spaces reserved for women, like gym showers and bathrooms.” To combat this disgusting proposed change, the Family Policy Council in West Virginia is asking that those willing email the...
  • Atlanta firm to create 300 jobs at South Charleston-based regional tech park (West Virginia)

    08/28/2017 2:06:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Metro News ^ | August 28, 2017 | Staff
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Atlanta-based sales and marketing firm plans to locate in the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston with plans to create as many as 300 new jobs. Officials with N3 were on hand for the announcement in Monday afternoon along with tech park, state officials and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. “The WV Regional Technology Park is a perfect fit for N3 and our growing business — its proximity to excellent colleges and universities, and being located in the heart of the Kanawha Valley, will help us recruit the talent we need to serve our...
  • Charleston (W.Va.) Police Investigate Black Live Matter Graffiti

    08/22/2017 10:13:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 22, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The Charleston Police Department is investigating an overnight graffiti crime where Black Lives Matter was spray painted on multiple buildings. According to Charleston Police, the graffiti was spray painted on the Clay Center and Fox’s Pizza on Ruffner Avenue near Smith Street. Police say they believe the crimes are linked because the paint color matches and the writing style is similar.
  • In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New G.O.P. Governor (Jim Justice)

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

    08/03/2017 4:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Jonathan Martin and Michael D. Shear
    Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Speaking to reporters in the White House Thursday, Mr. Trump promised “a very big announcement” at a gathering in Huntington, W.V., that is expected to draw thousands of supporters from across Appalachia, a region that gave Mr. Trump some of the largest margins of his election. Mr. Justice, a billionaire coal and...
  • West Virginia's Democratic governor will flip to Republican party

    08/03/2017 1:02:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2017 | REID WILSON
    West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Jim Justice will announce he is switching parties at a rally with President Trump on Thursday. Justice, a coal magnate and the wealthiest man in the state, first won office last year.
  • Trump to rally supporters in West Virginia on Thursday (August 3rd)

    07/28/2017 3:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump will return to West Virginia next week for a campaign-style rally, his re-election campaign announced Friday. The event will be held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday. Trump has attended a number of campaign-style rallies so far this year, speaking to supporters in Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and, most recently Ohio. The president and first lady Melania Trump appeared at the Make America Great Again Rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday.
  • Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car...

    07/24/2017 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Harry Kemble
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car before work Patrick Stubblefield is sharing the footage of him climbing into his vehicle to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users A 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car to go to work for a heartbreaking reason. In the footage, Patrick Stubblefield, can be seen climbing into his vehicle after apparently using his arms to clamber down steps outside his home. He is bravely sharing the clip to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users....
  • Justice excited about Trump's visit to West Virginia

    07/23/2017 1:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Herald-Disptach | July 23, 2017
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  • Superheroes help lay 15-year-old girl to rest who fought courageous cancer battle

    06/09/2017 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | June 8, 2017 | LESLIE RUBIN
    LOGAN, W.V. (WCHS/WVAH) — Superheroes helped lay a 15-year-old Logan County High School student to rest who fought a courageous battle against brain cancer. "Us being here today, it's not about us," said John Buckland, who plays Batman with Heroes 4 Higher. "It's about celebrating Shyanna's life." A life full of courage and strength that family and friends said Shyanna Workman, of Logan, West Virginia, exuberated every day of her 15 years on Earth.
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

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

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. I’m driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that I’m getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Don’t they understand...
  • Ethane hub gets bipartisan support (100,000 jobs in West Virginia averaging $90,000 a year)

    05/20/2017 2:50:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Herald-Star ^ | May 20, 2017 | Joselyn King
    WHEELING — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is showing a unified front in pushing for an ethane storage hub for central Appalachia, and they hope state leaders in Ohio and Pennsylvania join them. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., were joined Thursday by Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, and American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley for a news conference to tout the economic benefits of placing the hub near oil and gas reserves in Appalachia rather than near chemical industry operations on the Gulf Coast. Manchin and Moore, along with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, last week introduced the...
  • Reporter Arrested For Asking Donald Trump Aides A Question

    05/10/2017 5:25:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 10, 2017 | Gregory Wakeman
    Dan Heyman, a veteran health reporter for the Public News Service, was arrested on Tuesday night for repeatedly asking a question to two Donald Trump aides on healthcare that he believed hadn’t been answered. The incident unfolded at the state Capitol building in Charleston, West Virginia, where Dan Heyman simply wanted to ask White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price whether or not domestic violence would count as a preexisting condition under the new health care bill that the Republicans want to replace Obamacare. But after asking the above duo the question, Dan Heyman...
  • West Virginia Man Convicted of 143 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

    05/01/2017 6:10:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowk ^ | May 1, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    FAIRMONT, W.Va (WBOY) -A Fairmont man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and sexually abusing five children over a period of five years after a trial concluded in Marion County on Monday. Iran Eli Glover, 42, was found guilty on all 143 counts against him after a jury deliberated for three hours. He is now convicted of 48 counts of first degree sexual assault, 25 counts of first degree sexual abuse and 72 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust. The jury must be unanimous on each count in order to convict.
  • West Virginia enacts abortion notification change

    04/28/2017 3:59:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wowk ^ | April 28, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Jim Justice has signed a law ending a doctor's ability to waive the legal requirement to notify parents of an underage daughter's abortion. It allows only a judge to waive parental notification. Under the old law, a physician other than the one performing an abortion can waive the requirement by finding that the minor is mature enough to decide independently or that notification wouldn't be in her best interest.
  • Pregnant Mother and Baby Die After Charleston (W.Va.) Heroin Overdose

    04/26/2017 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk ^ | April 26, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    Charleston Police have confirmed to 13 News that a pregnant woman has died from a drug overdose. It happened on the 400 block of South Ruffner Road around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • What's so hard about extending tolls? (West Virginia)

    04/26/2017 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Beckley Register-Herald ^ | April 23, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Why on God’s green Earth has the state legislature dawdled on the question of whether or not to extend tolling on the West Virginia Turnpike? Seriously. We have looked all around the issue for the past few years and have not found a single, solitary good reason the $2 fee shouldn’t be continued once the bonds are paid off in May 2019. Under current state law, toll collections will cease, the Parkways Authority will disband and the commissioner of Highways will assume oversight of the Turnpike the year after next if legislators fail to amend current legislation. Forget – in...
  • Boone teacher photographed wearing anti-Trump jacket at school

    04/23/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Quinn
    A Boone County school teacher says she let students Thursday see and one student photograph her at school wearing a jacket saying “Tuck Frump,” with letters composing the f-word highlighted in white. Cheryl Judy, who’s now receiving backlash online, said she only briefly revealed the anti-President Trump statement at school to about six to eight high school students. . . . She said she’s been a West Virginia public school teacher for about 23 years, 13 or 14 of those in Boone. She said she’s also the secretary for the Boone branch of the American Federation of Teachers, one of...