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US: West Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • Blackhawk Mining announces closure of facilities in southern West Virginia

    10/09/2019 6:49:45 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | October 8, 2019 | Jake Flatley
    LOGAN, W.Va. — Three underground coal mines and two preparation plants in Logan and Mingo counties have been idled by Kentucky based company Blackhawk Mining and its subsidiaries. Blackhawk announced Tuesday afternoon saying the affected operations are the Washington Underground Mine, Muddy Bridge Underground Mine, Buffalo Underground Mine, Fanco Preparation Plant and Loadout in Logan County and Mingo 1 Preparation Plant and Mingo 2 Scaggs Loadout in Mingo County. “It’s sad and it’s disturbing,” Bill Raney, the President of the West Virginia Coal Association told MetroNews of his reaction to the news. “It’s just a matter that the coal market...
  • Police remove, arrest protester who attached himself to Mountain Valley Pipeline helicopter

    10/08/2019 3:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 33 replies
    WSLS News10 ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ashley Curtis
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police say they arrested a Mountain Valley Pipeline protester Monday morning. Police found the protester attached to a contracted pipeline helicopter at a work site on Cove Hollow Road, near Route 460 in Montgomery County, according to the Virginia State Police. Authorities removed and arrested Galen Sol Shirman-Grabowski, 24, of Tuscon, Arizona. Pipeline security found Grabowski masked and attached to the rotor mast of the helicopter by a Sleeping Dragon device, refusing to leave. There was a banner on the helicopter that said, "DOOM TO THE PIPELINE," according to Appalachians Against Pipelines. Grabowski is...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • 2nd Amendment Rally | November 2nd, 2019 in Washington D.C.

    09/22/2019 11:22:22 AM PDT · by TrumpisRight · 16 replies
    http://www.2ndamendmentrally.com ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | 2nd Amendment Rally
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  • Whitey Bulger's Family To File $200M Wrongful Death Claim

    09/20/2019 9:25:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9-20-19 | Joe Dwinell
    The family of slain mobster James “Whitey” Bulger intends to file a $200 million wrongful death claim against the government today over the murder of the onetime Southie serial killer who was beaten to death in a West Virginia prison. The family said the legal filing was part of its effort to discover why the 89-year-old was was beaten to death in less than 24 hours after being put in general population at U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, the Wall Street Journal reports. Bulger was murdered in his cell at the notorious Hazelton lockup on Oct. 30. He died from “blunt force...
  • oe Manchin: Beto O’Rourke ‘Not Taking My Guns Away’

    09/18/2019 1:40:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2019 | Awr Hawkins
    On Wednesday Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s confiscatory push on AR-15s and made clear, “[He’s] not taking my guns away from me.” Manchin then asked for someone to deliver that message to O’Rourke. Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke used the September 12, Democrat debate to tell AR-15 owners, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke’s declaration was a game-changer which showed the Democrats’ intention to seize guns.
  • Analysis: Warren and O'Rourke's Answers on Gun Control Confirm Second Amendment(T)

    09/18/2019 10:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/18/2019 | Guy Benson
    In our political debates over gun policies, those who favor increased regulations and restrictions on firearms often claim that they're only asking for widely-supported, modest changes in the law. We're not coming for your guns, they promise; we're only looking to make a few 'common sense' alterations to the status quo. They cite polling that favors their position, and they ridicule as paranoid those Second Amendment supporters who warn about a so-called slippery slope. But emboldened leftist Democrats have been vindicating many conservatives' worst fears in recent days, with two answers at last Thursday's presidential debate standing out on this...
  • Prospects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer

    09/16/2019 6:22:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 55 replies
    The sHill ^ | 09/16/19 06:54 PM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Prospects for a bipartisan deal on gun control legislation have dimmed significantly as President Trump and Democratic leaders appear to be far apart on the key issue of expanding background checks. Republicans expect Trump to put forward a proposal addressing gun violence later this week, but Democrats predict it is likely to fall far short of what is needed and that they may not vote for it. Democrats are pressing Trump to agree to a gun control bill already approved by the House, but the president has yet to even signal support for a scaled-down background check bill sponsored by...
  • Sodexo ends contract with Stewarts Hot Dogs

    08/28/2019 5:08:24 AM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 16 replies
    Mandt also said he was not sure if a petition that circulated earlier in the year had anything to do with Sodexo's decision, but at the start of a meeting he had with Sodexo, a new regional manager said they had "political and contractual differences." In April, Marshall and Sodexo received a petition with more than 750 signatures from people requesting the university and its contracted food vendor cut ties with Stewarts. That came following social media posts made by Mandt after he chose not to attend a vigil at the local mosque honoring victims of a mass shooting in...
  • ACLU-WV hiring an Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator, following raids

    08/20/2019 12:20:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | Adrienne Robbins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- Last week ICE raids were carried out in West Virginia, now the ACLU-WV is looking to hire a full-time candidate who can help the immigrant community. “This is something that’s going on frequently here in West Virginia,” said Billy Wolfe, Communications and Development Director for ACLU-WV. According to ACLU-WV undocumented immigrants are 7.7 times more likely to be arrested by ICE in West Virginia than in the nation at large. That is why Wolfe from ACLU-WV says West Virginia needs someone committed to teaching the immigrant community about their rights. Over the weekend ACLU-WV held their first...
  • Baltimore black kids escape to Trump country

    08/03/2019 6:14:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2019 | Lloyd Marcus
    A year and a half ago, my wife Mary and I moved closer to our parents. We relocated from Florida to what I nicknamed "Trump Country USA," a tiny town in West Virginia. I've seen MAGA cap–wearers and a few lawns with old Trump signs. Our tiny town emits Christian traditional American values. We enjoy the annual Christmas and July 4th parades. Only a handful of blacks, which includes me, live here. A few days after we moved into our home, our neighbor Meg welcomed us with a homemade apple pie. Meg recently called and asked us to help with...
  • Biden concedes that under Obama 'a lot of people (white folks) were left behind'

    07/24/2019 2:10:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/19 | Joseph Simonson
    Joe Biden said the White House under President Barack Obama, when Biden was vice president, did not do enough to address the concerns of white working-class voters in the Rust Belt. "A lot of people were left behind," the 2020 Democratic candidate told the New York Times when discussing the post-recession economic recovery. "In areas where people were hard hit, I don't think we paid enough attention to their plight." Biden, 76, tried chalking up the disillusionment of white former Democratic voters to a messaging problem, saying Obama told him he didn't want to take "a victory lap [because] we...
  • Biden remembers Byrd as a great KKK leader, 'dear friend'

    07/21/2019 8:29:46 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 29 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday remembered the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as a legend of the upper chamber and a friend who was there for him in a time of need. Biden spoke while discussing the federal stimulus package at a General Electric plant in Louisville, Ky. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years, remembered how Byrd showed up to the funeral of his wife and one-year-old daughter after they were killed in a car crash weeks following his 1972 election. The vice president called Byrd "a guy who was there when I was a 29-year-old...
  • Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants...

    07/20/2019 7:53:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 July 2019 | Adam Shaw
    FULL TITLE: Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants without valid asylum claims Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., was one of a number of Democrats to join Republican colleagues this week who called for the implementation of a pilot program that would work to quickly identify and deport migrants at the border who are judged not to have a valid asylum claim. Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., joined Republicans in writing to President Trump urging the implementation of Operation Safe Return -- a Department of Homeland...
  • Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand

    07/13/2019 1:20:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2019 | Reid Wilson
    The senators who are most likely to reject President Trump's nominees are the very ones who want to challenge him in 2020. The Hill's review of two-and-a-half years of vote totals shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against more Trump nominees than any other senator. At the same time, Republicans voted virtually in lock step for Trump's nominees; the average GOP senator backed 99 percent of his picks, and the one who went rogue most often -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- still voted to confirm 93 percent of his nominees. Trump's picks...
  • Sens. Manchin & Braun Attempting to Practice Medicine Without a License—& Fighting Wrong War

    07/13/2019 5:27:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 120 replies
    Cato ^ | 7/12/19 | Jeffery Singer
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) are still trying to address the fentanyl and heroin overdose crisis—soon to be joined by a methamphetamine and cocaine overdose crisis—by denying chronic pain patients access to pain relief. They have just introduced a bill they call The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act, which would “prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of ‘around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment’ until a study can be completed on the long-term use of opioids.” Set aside the fact that most pain specialists agree that, in some cases, long-term...
  • First lady Melania Trump in West Virginia for opioid talk

    07/09/2019 10:54:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2019
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia on Monday to learn how a city at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis. She met with federal, state and local officials in Huntington and heard how the area’s police, schools and health care centers are trying to fight the opioid scourge. “I am here to give you my support,” Trump told participants in the roundtable discussion. West Virginia has the country’s highest fatal opioid overdose rate and has struggled, like many other states, to confront the many aspects of the problem. Huntington...
  • Report: Joe Manchin Thinking About Leaving The Senate Before His Term Ends

    06/13/2019 1:51:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2019 | John Sexton
    The Hill is reporting that Joe Manchin of West Virginia is fed up with nothing getting done in the Senate and is thinking seriously about leaving to run for Governor. Multiple sources indicate this is an ongoing frustration that peaked last month: Manchin’s patience reached a breaking point shortly before the Memorial Day recess, when the Senate finally finished debating a disaster relief bill that many lawmakers thought should have passed weeks earlier.A Democratic senator who requested anonymity recalled Manchin getting thoroughly fed up and threatening to retire before the end of the 116th Congress.“He said, ‘I’m out of...
  • Manchin eyes Senate exit

    06/13/2019 7:20:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2019
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is eyeing a possible exit from the Senate, and his decision could be a significant factor in which party controls the majority in 2021. In moments of frustration, the centrist senator has gone so far as to tell colleagues he may leave the upper chamber before the end of this Congress, or after the 2020 elections. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) keeps a close watch on Manchin, and the senators have a good working relationship. While Schumer recognizes that his West Virginia colleague can get exasperated by dysfunction in the Senate, he believes Manchin is...
  • Coal-state Dem slams Bloomberg over climate initiative

    06/11/2019 6:47:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 11 replies
    fox ^ | 06/11/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Monday blasted former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to shut down all coal plants in the U.S. in 11 years -- saying it would “devastate” communities in his state.