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  • Teen arrested for bathroom recording at Huntington Mall (WV)

    04/29/2016 2:11:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WSAZ.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Staff
    BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- A man using the restroom at the Huntington Mall was shocked when he noticed he wasn't getting as much privacy as is typically expected. Barboursville Police Chief Mike Coffey says a young man, only 18-years-old, maneuvered his cellphone under a restroom stall on three separate occasions to video-record the man as he was partially undressed. It was reported at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the criminal complaint, police searched the suspect's cell phone and found video of the victim, along with a video of another man using the bathroom in the mall earlier in the day. The...
  • Dig a Hole for US Coal

    04/19/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America -- and it wasn't even so long ago -- that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions -- e.g., raising the minimum wage -- but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • GOP Senator Capito: ĎAbsolutelyí Weíre Worried About Trumpís Effect Down Ballot In Swing States

    04/16/2016 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 April 2016 | Pam Key
    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said the Republican Party was ďabsolutelyĒ concerned about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpís effect down ballot in swing states with close elections for incumbent senators,
  • Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

    04/14/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Associate Press (AP) ^ | 13 April 2016
    Peabody Energy, the nation's largest coal miner, has filed for bankruptcy protection as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry. Mines and offices at Peabody, a company founded in 1833 by 24-year-old Francis S. Peabody, will continue to operate as it moves through the bankruptcy process. However, Peabody's planned sale of its New Mexico and Colorado assets were terminated after the buyer was unable to complete the deal. The company's bankruptcy filing comes less than three months after another from Arch Coal, the country's second-largest miner, which followed bankruptcy filings from Alpha Natural Resources,...
  • As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions

    04/12/2016 5:16:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/11/2016 | Ron Paul
    On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washingtonís addiction to interventionism. According to US and EU governments Ė and repeated without question by the mainstream media Ė the Ukrainian people stood up on their own in 2014 to throw off the chains of a corrupt government in the back pocket of Moscow and finally plant themselves...
  • Stop The Steal

    04/10/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    As we previously reported Ted Cruz is trying to steal the election using delegates to over ride the will of the people. This is something he claimed he wouldnít do and something the majority of people disagree with. The majority wants the party to unite behind Trump even if he doesnít reach 1,237 delegates. The majority does not want Cruz and his establishment allies subverting the will of the people by way of delegates. The Colorado GOP tweeted this after the big steal. They have since deleted it and now claim they were hacked. It should be noted however that...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trumpís effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaignís preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • These 200 people could decide whether Donald Trump gets the GOP nomination

    04/08/2016 5:31:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2016 | Philip Rucker
    West Virginia looks perfect for Donald Trump: a struggling working-class state filled with the types of voters who have backed him elsewhere and could deliver one of his biggest victories. But a sweep there might not matter. Thatís because as many as 34 delegates ó the entire contingent ó may be free to back whomever they want at the Republican National Convention. Much the same is true in Pennsylvania, home to a hotly contested April 26 primary, where there are 57 uncommitted delegates. Other states and territories, from Colorado to Wyoming to Guam, will also send squads of unbound representatives....
  • MIA Veteran's Body Returns Home After 66 Years

    04/07/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | wowk
    FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - It has been 66 years since Roy Henderson has been on American soil. We live in an unrecognizable United States to the one the private first class left, but he has never been forgotten. And he has finally been welcomed home to the Ohio Valley after going being killing in action, declared MIA in July of 1950. "It's closure for the family, and not only for the family, but for the veterans who fight on a daily basis," said casualty assistance officer SFC Bradley Maston. "We want to see our brothers and sisters come back home and...
  • West Virginia teen reportedly killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

    03/22/2016 12:54:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    FOX news ^ | March 22, 2016 | AP
    A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday. Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when he was hit by an arrow in in Chapmanville, about 45 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.
  • School Choice Roundup

    03/15/2016 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 15, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is good news and bad from the states on school choice, as compiled by the Heartland Institute in its School Reform News. First, the bad news: ē "A Minnesota family choosing to educate their child at home was threatened with legal action by local government school officials over alleged violations of the state's laws requiring compulsory attendance. In December 2015, Wayzeta Public School District (WPSD) officials notified the family of their alleged failure to file a 'mandatory' notice of intent paperwork. WPSD included in the notification a warning that it planned to file charges with local law enforcement and...
  • Hillary Boasts to Audience: ďWeíre Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners and Coal Companies Out of WorkĒ

    03/13/2016 8:13:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 106 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    And, the liberal zombies sat there and nodded in agreement. Hillary Clinton bragged during her CNN town hall in Ohio that sheís going to put a lot of coal miners out of work. It should be no surprise that the Republican Party carries working class districts in America by a 2-1 margin. And working Middle Class Americans support Donald Trump.
  • House resolution calling for Article V Convention approved by Senate

    03/13/2016 3:45:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. ó After some debate Saturday afternoon, the Senate joined the House in approving a resolution that would put West Virginia on the list of states supporting an Article V Convention for consideration of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Though shorter than the Houseís debate, similar arguments were made before a 17-16, party-line vote in favor of the measure. The Senate originally proposed itís own Article V Convention resolution, S.C.R. 10, that also included limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limiting the terms of office for its officials and for members of...
  • West Virginia overrides veto of dismemberment abortion ban

    03/12/2016 6:06:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 11, 2016
    West Virginia lawmakers have voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblinís veto of a bill banning dilation & evacuation-method abortions, also known as dismemberment abortions, for pulling a preborn baby apart inside the womb. SB 10 enjoyed large bipartisan majorities in its override votes, which were 25-9 in the state Senate and 85-15 in the state House. In West Virginia, a second simple-majority vote suffices to override a veto. The override votes came less than 24 hours after Tomblin rejected the bill. As reported previously by Live Action news, the ban would punish abortionists who violate it with the loss...
  • Jury Acquits Woman Arrested for Protecting Her Dog From a Cop

    03/10/2016 11:18:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 8, 2016 12:42 pm | Jacob Sullum
    Last week a West Virginia woman who stood between her dog and a state trooper intent on killing him was acquitted of obstructing an officer by a jury in Wood County. It took jurors just half an hour to acquit 23-year-old Tiffanie Hupp after they watched the video of the incident that Hupp's husband, Ryan, shot with his cellphone. Trooper Seth Cook came to the Hupps' house on May 9, 2015, in response to a dispute between a neighbor and Ryan's stepfather. There Cook encountered Buddy, a Labrador-husky mix who was chained outside the house. The dog, whom Hupp describes...
  • West Virginia Gov Vetoes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/10/2016 10:29:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a a bill to ban the dismemberment abortion method that tears unborn babies limb from limb. The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the state legislature and would make it the latest state to ban the abortion method. State lawmakers are expected to override the governorís veto. The bill passed by a vote of 86-13 after more than an hour of debate. Any abortion practitioner who violates the ban would lose his medical license, essentially prohibiting him from ever doing abortions again. This...
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Shuts Down Random Stops

    03/06/2016 3:52:14 PM PST · by Ken H · 18 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 03.04.2016 | n/a
    West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals overturns a traffic stop made without any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. Motorists who have done nothing wrong will no longer be pulled over by police in West Virginia. The state's highest court last week overturned the conviction of Matthew Feicht, who was pulled over even though he had committed no traffic violations. Although Feicht's case involves no new question of law, the unanimous decision caused state police officials to stop pulling over drivers randomly so that they could receive various gifts from a police "Santa Stop." When Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Deputy Steven McRobie...
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governorís Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblinís veto of HB 4145, also known as ďConstitutional carryĒ or permitless carry.† Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult.This year, 2016, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary.† Governor Tomblin received the† Constitutional carry bill on 26 February.† He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March.† The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4...
  • James Woods: The KKK Kleagle and the #GodmotherofISIS #DuoFromHell Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2016 8:31:02 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods ^ | 12:03 PM - 3 Mar 2016 | James Woods
    The KKK Kleagle and the #GodmotherofISIS #DuoFromHell pic.twitter.com/nVC8JKKkaT‚ÄĒ James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 3, 2016
  • WV: Governor Tomblin Vetoes Constitutional Carry, Again!

    03/03/2016 12:42:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As shown on the West Virginia legislative page, Governor Tomblin has vetoed the Constitutional carry bill for the second year in a row.† Last year, 2015, Governor Tomblin vetoed a Constitutional carry bill after the legislature had adjourned. Today, 3 March, 2016, another Constitutional carry bill, HB 4145 was recorded as vetoed. From state.wv.us: Vetoed H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 03/03/16 H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 Ė House Journal 03/03/16 S To Governor 2/26/16 Ė Senate Journal 02/27/16 The West Virginia legislature can override his veto with simple majorities in both houses.† From wv.us:Action by the Governor† After a...
  • West Virginia Legislature Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/01/2016 12:38:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The West Virginia legislature gave final approval today to a bill to ban the dismemberment abortion method that tears unborn babies limb from limb. The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the state legislature and now it heads to the governor. The bill passed by a vote of 86-13 after more than an hour of debate. Any abortion practitioner who violates the ban would lose his medical license, essentially prohibiting him from ever doing abortions again. Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has not said if he will sign or veto the...
  • WV: Constitutional Carry Passes Senate with Veto Proof Margins

    02/29/2016 7:50:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Senate passed an amended HB 4145 on Monday, 22 February, 2016.† The bill is also called constitutional carry or permitless carry.† The bill passed with an overwhelming, veto proof margin of 24 to 9.From theintelligencer.net: People 21 years and older would be allowed to carry concealed guns in West Virginia without permits or training under a bill that passed the Senate on Monday. Senators voted 24-9 to approve the measure Monday. The bill requires at least one additional House vote before the Republican-led Legislature sends it to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who vetoed a similar...
  • Bowie shuts down coal mine ( Jobs & Energy : Colorado )

    02/27/2016 7:55:01 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 26, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The North Fork Valley is now down to one operating coal mine after Fridayís announcement that the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia is being idled. Kentucky-based Bowie Resource Partners said in a news release that the action is occurring ďas a result of continued market deterioration.Ē ďThe mine will remain idle while the market for Bowie No. 2 coal is evaluated,Ē the company said. The mine employs 108 full-time employees and one contractor. Bowie said it expects that 68 positions will be eliminated ... Just a few years ago, Bowie No. 2 employed more than 300 miners ... Another...
  • MetroNews West Virginia Poll has Sanders, Trump in lead (Trump 40%, Cruz 20%, Rubio 15%)

    02/25/2016 12:04:38 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Metro News ^ | February 22, 2016 at 5:06PM | Staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders with significant leads among likely presidential primary voters in the state. The survey by REPASS Research has Trump with 40 percent compared with 20 percent for his nearest rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz. On the Democrat side, Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by nearly two-to-one, 57 percent to 29 percent. You can read the complete poll here. The survey was conducted between February 11-16, before the South Carolina Republican primary and the Nevada Democratic caucus. Trump won the South Carolina primary while Clinton was victorious...
  • W.Va. Senate oks ban on 2nd trimester abortion method

    02/23/2016 5:25:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | February 23, 2016 | AP
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A second-trimester abortion method would be banned in many instances under a bill that has passed the West Virginia Senate. Senators voted 24-9 in favor of banning the commonly used abortion practice Wednesday. Courts have already blocked similar bans that Kansas and Oklahoma enacted in 2015.
  • Trump and Sanders Have Big Leads in MetroNews West Virginia Poll

    02/22/2016 10:34:53 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 24 replies
    Metro News ^ | 2/22/16 | Rex Repass
    Businessman Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders have significant leads among likely Mountain State presidential primary voters, according to the latest MetroNe ws West Virginia Poll . Trump leads 40 percent - to - 20 percent over his closest rival, Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz . In the Democratic Party race for president , Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by nearly two - to - one, 57 percent - to - 29 percent “ While our survey was conducted before the South Carolina primary and the Nevada caucus, the momentum for Trump and Sanders coming out of...
  • Kanawha deputies say apparent explosive device detonated in Hansford; scene secured

    02/22/2016 9:23:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    WCHSTV (Charleston, WV) ^ | 2/22/16 | Martin Hicks, Kaylin Searles
    HANSFORD, W.Va. ‚ÄĒ A Kanawha County sheriff bomb technician has secured the scene of an explosion in eastern Kanawha County. Deputies said the blast caused minor damage near the road in the 100 block of Chesapeake Street in Hansford. Deputies said an "improvised explosion device," or IED was apparently detonated. The blast left behind gunpowder on street signs and tree branches, dirt and grass just strewn across the ground. Dispatchers said the call came in at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The Pratt Fire Department put out a fire when it arrived at the scene. Kanawha County deputies brought in a bomb...
  • My Husband Went to the Store and Never Came Home, Deserting His Two Kids

    02/16/2016 3:28:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 243 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | February 16th, 2016 | Eden Strong
    I saw my ex-husband in court last week. It was the first time I had seen him in longer than I could remember; the exact date lost in an 8-inch-thick legal file of court proceedings that is currently lying on my desk. In fact, I could count on one hand the number of times I have seen him since I started that file four years ago. Up until just a few days ago, I literally could not find my ex-husband. But before he disappeared four years ago, I was a married, stay-at-home mom of a 3-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son....
  • Energy Policy Center Report: Electricity rates skyrocket across all Colorado sectors

    02/15/2016 3:03:41 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | February 15, 2016 | michael
    Across all sectors of Colorado the cost of electricity has skyrocketed more than 67 percent between 2001 and 2014, easily exceeding median income growth and the expected rate of inflation . ... For all sectors between 2001 and 2014, the cost per kilowatthour jumped from just over 6 cents to more than 10 cents, or 67.11 percent. ... the data for the remaining sectors emphasizes the double impact that increased energy costs have in the form of rapidly escalating electricity rates on Colorado ratepayers, who see not only their own personal energy costs rise, but are hit a second time...
  • West Virginia Will Become the 26th Right-To-Work State

    02/12/2016 6:53:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed legislation to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state, but was quickly overridden by the Republican legislature. For bills that don't deal with budgetary matters or appropriations, a simple majority is needed to override a veto. The state senate had already done so. And the State House of Delegates was expected to follow suit, given that there are 64 Republican members. The law goes into effect July 1 (via Metro News ): The House of Delegates and state Senate made quick work of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's vetoes on the bills that...
  • With West Virginia, A Majority Of The States Are Now Right-To-Work

    02/12/2016 2:18:59 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 12, 2016 | George Leef
    On February 12, the West Virginia legislature voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin‚Äôs veto of the right-to-work bill it had passed on February 4. The measure will take effect in May and the state will then be the 26th state to have such a law. Exactly what do ‚Äúright-to-work‚ÄĚ laws do? They provide that workers cannot be fired because they decline to pay union dues. Public opinion polls consistently show that a solid majority of Americans agree that no one should lose his or her job for deciding not to pay what the union demands. Public opinion isn‚Äôt always...
  • ‚ÄėWelcome Back Carter‚Äô ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

    02/12/2016 11:18:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 1:49 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    West Virginia is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law. State lawmakers rebuked Thursday's veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, voting along party lines in their House and Senate. Some House Republicans voted "no," though only a simple majority was required. ...
  • West Virginia Pro-Life Group Pushes Legislation to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

    02/10/2016 5:18:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 15, 2016
    Last year state legislators overwhelmingly overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto, allowing The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to become law. As the new 60-day session begins, West Virginians for Life (WVFL) is hoping the state’s legislative body will pick up where it left off and pass another pro-life bill. This time around, WVFL is seeking passage of a Dismemberment Abortion Ban. Recent undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress have shown high-ranking executives of Planned Parenthood abortionists casually discussing the way that they can dismember babies to obtain intact fetal body parts such as heads, hearts, lungs...
  • West Virginia Constitutional Carry very likely in 2016

    01/31/2016 5:41:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, West Virginia came within a cats hair of enacting Constitutional carry into law.† The law passed with veto proof margins in the House and the Senate.† It was only through insider shenanigans that the bill was sent to Governor Tomblin late enough for him to veto it without a chance for a veto override.† From wvgazettemail.com: Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a similar bill last year, by a 32-2 margin in the Senate and 71-29 in the House. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill, citing "overwhelming opposition" from law enforcement officers statewide."In light of those concerns, and in...
  • Forest Service rejects proposed route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    01/25/2016 10:15:38 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 21, 2016 | MICHAEL MARTZ
    The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the latest proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline because of the 42-inch natural gas pipeline's potential damage to the habitat of sensitive animal species protected by two national forests in Virginia and West Virginia. In a letter to the Dominion-led pipeline company on Tuesday, the Forest Service said the proposed route is "inconsistent" with Forest Service plans and commitments to protect the habitats of the Cow Knob salamander, Cheat Mountain salamander and West Virginia northern flying squirrel, as well as the red spruce forest ecosystem in which they live. Consequently, the pipeline project...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people ‚Äď or roughly one in every four...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced

    01/19/2016 11:17:22 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 11 replies
    Via Email ^ | 2016-01-19 | NRA
    On Tuesday, January 19, state Representative Saira Blair introduced House Bill 4145, legislation that would allow a law-abiding individual, who is 21 years of age or older, to lawfully carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without needing to first obtain a government-issued permit. HB 4145 also addresses a current deficiency in state law that prohibits an individual who is between the ages of 18 and 21 from obtaining a concealed weapon permit. HB 4145 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Under the provisions of House Bill 4145, an individual who is over the age of 21, a citizen...
  • In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

    01/15/2016 7:06:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official. The move would represent a significant setback for the coal industry, effectively freezing new coal production on federal lands and sending a signal to energy markets that could turn investors away from an already flailing industry. President Obama telegraphed the step in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, "I'm going...
  • Congressman Alex Mooney Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/12/2016 7:51:15 PM PST · by Isara · 35 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 12, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, Congressman Alex Mooney of West Virginia endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Mooney will become Cruz for President‚Äôs West Virginia Chairman. He is one of the new conservatives in the House of Representatives who are changing Washington and fighting the status quo.‚ÄúI am proud to endorse Ted Cruz for President. Senator Cruz‚Äôs father, Rafael, visited West Virginia to discuss how he fled communist Cuba to live in freedom in America just as my mother did,‚ÄĚ said Rep. Mooney. ‚ÄúI have had the pleasure of visiting with Senator Cruz on several occasions to discuss the shared conservative policies...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old

    09/30/2002 3:47:50 PM PDT · by blam · 69 replies · 3,344+ views
    Sunday Gazette Mail ^ | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
    Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old, man says Archaeologist group wants a look at evidence Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN ó The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeletonís teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows...
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    12/03/2015 12:31:52 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 11 replies
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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. ‚ÄĒ Donald L. Blankenship, a titan of the nation‚Äôs coal industry whose approach to business was scrutinized and scorned after 29 workers were killed at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, was convicted Thursday of a federal charge of conspiring to violate mine safety standards, part of a case that emerged after the accident, the deadliest in mining in the United States
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    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
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    12/01/2015 4:40:52 AM PST · by thackney · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | PAUL H. TICE
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    10/03/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 10-2-15 | Matt Macarro
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. ó Former President Bill Clinton, in a keynote address to West Virginia Democrats on Friday night, touched on background checks for gun owners in the wake of the Oregon community college mass shooting. ďThose of us who grew up in hunting countryóand who believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees everybody the right to keep a gun to go hunting, to sports shoot and to protect themselves and their familiesómost of us think itís crazy that we donít do background checks,Ē Clinton said. Ticket sales for the partyís Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner spiked upon news of Clintonís appearance. About 2,000 people...
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    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mineís coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • Ohio Valley Labor Crunch Puts Ethane Cracker Project on Hold

    09/23/2015 5:59:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | September 22, 2015 | Matthew V. Veazey
    The underlying economics are still good and the concept remains solid, but the prospect of finding enough qualified people to actually build and staff it is too daunting Ė at least for now. Such are the conclusions of Houston-based Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR), whose board earlier this month decided to put its "less-than-world-scale" ethane cracker project in Monroe County, Ohio, on hold. "Looking at the timing, we are not able to get ahead of the two other projects," Bob Mifflin, AR's president, told Rigzone. The "two other projects" to which Mifflin refers are world-scale ethane crackers proposed by PTT Global...