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US: West Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • Ex-Air Force intelligence worker, 46, planned to hand classified NSA information to Russia after kidnapping her six-year-old daughter and fleeing to Mexico

    07/07/2020 1:59:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 06 2020 | Associated Press
    A West Virginia woman who served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental kidnapping, the U.S. Justice Department said. Shirley, 46, of Hedgesville, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the national security charge and up to three years and a $250,000 fine on the kidnapping charge.
  • Justice orders mandatory face coverings in W.Va., but says there will be no penalty [WV]

    07/06/2020 5:11:05 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 30 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 6, 2020 | Brad McElhinney
    Gov. Jim Justice followed through on an order for West Virginians to wear face coverings when they enter buildings that aren’t their own homes, but he also said there will be no penalties for those who don’t comply. “If you don’t take heed, we’re going to have funeral after funeral after funeral,” Justice said. An executive order goes into effect at midnight Monday. The order falls under the emergency declaration from the Governor’s Office that was first established a few months ago when the state began taking coronavirus precautions. Justice strongly hinted late last week that such an order would...
  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline project canceled

    07/05/2020 1:40:17 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WSAZ NewsChannel 3 ^ | July 5, 2020 | WSAZ News3
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced Sunday the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. According to a news release, despite last month’s 7-2 victory at the United States Supreme Court, recent developments created a layer of uncertainty and anticipated delays for ACP. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled. “I’m disappointed to learn plans to build the...
  • A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It

    06/17/2020 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/17/20 | Victoria Taft
    A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It Why is a Senate office building named for a racist? While the secular Taliban of the Left has been busily destroying statues like they’re ISIS in Palmyra, scrubbing American history and reducing Founders, such as Declaration of Independence authors, to racist caricatures, they’ve missed one big, glaring target: the Russell Senate Office building. But there’s big reason why groups such as antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other professional protesters probably don’t want to touch the issue. The building, previously known as the Old...
  • DEMSKKK.CON-As Hillary’s mentor Byrd confirms, Dem outrage over Klan connections new development

    02/06/2019 5:04:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 6, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Hillary Clinton’s mentor Robert Byrd confirms, Democrat outrage over Klan connections is a new development. Virginia governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had barely finished publicly touting infanticide last week when a page from his 1984 medical school yearbook suddenly went viral. The page showed a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The Virginia Democrat acknowledged he was one of the men but didn’t say which. Northam then denied that he was in the photo but acknowledged he once darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson. Northam apologized...
  • President Obama on the Loss of Sen Robert Byrd: A Voice of Principle and Reason [racists Kamala]

    06/28/2019 5:24:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Obama White House ^ | June 28, 2010
    Summary:  The President and Vice President both speak with great sadness on the death of their former colleague in the Senate. This morning the President issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd: I was saddened to hear this morning that the people of West Virginia have lost a true champion, the United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrd’s story was uniquely American.  He was born into wrenching poverty, but educated himself to become an authoritative scholar, respected...
  • Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd

    02/01/2020 8:20:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2/1/2020 | C-SPAN
    Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd
  • In Today’s ‘Cancel Culture,’ Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • Bethany College removes Robert C. Byrd's name from health center [WV]

    06/18/2020 1:01:04 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WSAZ TV News ^ | June 17, 2020 | WSAZ TV News Staff
    Robert C. Byrd's name has been removed from the Bethany College Health Center. The move was prompted by the ongoing national conversations about race relations in America. "The last few weeks, and well before the conversations and calls for change took hold, we recognized as a campus that the name of our Robert C. Byrd Health Center created divisiveness and pain for members of Bethany community, both past and present." According to a letter, posted on the college's website, from President Tamara Rodenberg, Ph.D., the move is "to demonstrate Bethany College’s capacity to change, to listen, and to learn." Byrd,...
  • WorkForce West Virginia reports 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment in 11 days

    06/13/2020 4:51:25 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia has received 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment since June 1. Gov. Jim Justice and WorkForce West Virginia acting Commissioner Scott Adkins detailed the fraud during Justice’s coronavirus media briefing Friday at the state capitol. According to Adkins, the fraud is coming through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that was created the CARES Act. The program provides unemployment benefits for residents who usually aren’t eligible for unemployment like those who are self-employed. Adkins said the scammers are using personal information obtained earlier this year from national data breaches. He said they’ve been able to...
  • Amid push to remove Confederate monuments, little outrage over Robert Byrd’s namesakes in home state

    06/12/2020 12:28:01 PM PDT · by TomServo · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/11/2020 | Brooke Singman
    Confederate monuments are being taken down or vandalized in cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody -- but so far the revived push to remove symbols of slavery and segregation has largely overlooked the late Democratic senator who was a former Ku Klux Klan member yet later rejected those views. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd's legacy is visible throughout his home state of West Virginia, with his name on numerous buildings and roads. Byrd was a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who later regretted that affiliation, renounced his past views supporting...
  • West Virginia elects its first out transgender official

    06/11/2020 3:29:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | June 11, 2020 | Tim Fitzsimons
    Rosemary Ketchum was elected Tuesday to the City Council in Wheeling, West Virginia, becoming the state’s first out transgender elected official. In the nonpartisan election, Ketchum won 39.3 percent of the vote, beating Peggy Niebergall by just 15 votes, according to WTOV-TV. She will assume office July 1. “Running for office was never in the plan for me,” Ketchum, 26, said in an interview with NBC News. “I didn’t know what that would look like or how I would fit into that world.”
  • Election Results: WV’s unusual 2020 Primary

    06/09/2020 7:30:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | June 9, 2020 | Kimberely Blackburn, Lily Bradley
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Mountain State held its primary election today, deciding on who will face off for races including governor and who will represent West Virginia in the United States Senate. Putnam County voters decided to allow medical cannabis organizations to operate growing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries with approximately 64% pf the vote for each. Voters approved laboratories with almost 65%. Current Gov. Jim Justice will face off against the Democratic candidate for governor in the General Election after winning the Republican nomination. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-R) held on to the Republican nomination for her United...
  • USPS Mail Carrier Charged with Fraud After Tampering with Vote-by-Mail Requests

    05/27/2020 8:12:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/20 | Joel P. Pollack
    Federal and state prosecutors in West Virginia announced Tuesday that it they had charged a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with attempted fraud for allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots. A joint statement by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, and Secretary of State Mac Warner said: Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, stands charged with attempting to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election. An affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint states Cooper fraudulently altered eight absentee ballot requests in Pendleton County, of which the complaint states he fraudulently changed the party affiliation...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...
  • Mail carrier accused of changing five ballot requests from Democrat to Republican [WV]

    05/26/2020 7:52:46 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 26 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 26, 2020 | Brad McElhinny
    A postal carrier in Pendleton County is accused of committing attempted election fraud by taking requests for Democratic absentee ballots and re-marking them as requests for Republican ballots. Mail carrier Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork was charged with “attempt to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election.” The charge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The investigator was Bennie Cogar of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office and on behalf of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. Cogar swore an affidavit, which was included with the filing....
  • West Virginia school system offering school choice, but not what you think

    05/12/2020 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Old Man From WV · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Mike McCullough
    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Regardless of where the Eastern Panhandle stands with COVID-19 this fall, Jefferson County students will have a choice of how they attend school. During Monday night’s regular meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said the school system is continuously updating its technological infrastructure. Students will have the option of full virtual learning.
  • Seattle Cop Fired After Bill Of Rights Video Goes Viral

    05/12/2020 12:38:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 109 replies ^ | May 12, 2020 | Nicholas Elias
    Port of Seattle Police Officer and Special Forces Veteran Greg Anderson was removed from his position after his video about police officers abusing their power went viral. In an update video posted to his Instagram yesterday, Anderson says he has now been terminated from the Port of Seattle Police Department and is on allegedly on administrative leave pending investigation.
  • University Furlough Tracker: Missouri, Georgia, West Virginia, Toledo And Idaho State

    05/09/2020 8:42:28 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 9, 2020 | Michael T. Nietzel
    The University of Missouri announced the furloughing of 579 employees, one of several measures to reduce a $17 million shortfall in the budget year that ends June 30. The furloughs come in addition to 49 layoffs, 569 salary reductions, and 217 voluntary salary decreases. Administrators also are planning for a 12.5% cut for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1. West Virginia University identified 875 employees who will be placed on temporary furloughs, beginning May 24 and lasting either through June 28 or July 26. The University expects to save $4 million through the furloughs. On Thursday, the...
  • 214-bed Kentucky hospital closes

    05/02/2020 9:15:40 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | April 30, 2020 | Ayla Ellison
    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health has closed Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Ky. Bon Secours announced plans in January to close the 214-bed hospital. The hospital was originally scheduled to shut down in September, but the timeline was moved up to April after employees began accepting new jobs or tendering resignations. "Many members of our team have already accepted new positions conditionally, meaning that start dates with their new employers can't begin until their employment at OLBH ends," Jason Asic, interim president of OLBH, said in February. "These employers have hired our staff in good faith, and we...