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  • West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin registers as an independent

    05/31/2024 11:41:56 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 May 24 | By Clare Foran and Matt Holt
    Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a longtime moderate Democrat, announced on Friday that he is registering as an independent. Manchin announced last year that he would not run for reelection in the deep red state, creating an opportunity for Republicans to flip the Senate seat. The news that Manchin has registered as an independent raises fresh questions, however, over his political future and aspirations. “Our national politics are broken and neither party is willing to compromise to find common ground,” Manchin, who has long been a pivotal swing vote in the Senate, said in a statement. “To stay true...
  • Man was trying ‘to forcibly take’ 5-month-old before Upshur County shooting, deputies say

    03/23/2024 4:58:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | March 22, 2024 | Alexandra Weaver
    BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WBOY) — One man is in critical condition and facing criminal charges after the second shooting that happened in Upshur County on Wednesday. Austin Arbogast, 24, of Buckhannon went to a home on Bailey Ridge Road in Buckhannon on Wednesday, March 20 “to forcibly take” a five-month-old child, according to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office. Arbogast was reportedly saying that “he was coming to the residence to cause bodily harm to [the victim’s] family, and kill the entire family,” the release said. Deputies said a shoe print on the outside of the front door,...
  • Pharma cartel opposes West Virginia’s school vaccine exemption, urges governor’s veto.

    03/13/2024 3:31:17 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    ‘Medical professionals call on Justice to veto school vaccine bill HB 5105 would allow private and parochial schools to develop their own vaccine policies As a bill that would loosen West Virginia’s school vaccine requirements heads to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice, some medical professionals are urging him not to sign the legislation into law.
  • Jim Justice soars past Joe Manchin in West Virginia Senate race: poll

    10/14/2023 2:38:28 PM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    Just the News ^ | 10/13/23 | Ben Whedon
    West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice stands well ahead of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in the race to represent the state in the U.S. Senate, according to a recent survey. The governor outpaced the incumbent senator 13% in the latest Emerson College survey, with 41% of voters backing Justice and 28% supporting Manchin. The Democratic senator has not announced his reelection plans. Justice, meanwhile, faces a primary challenger in the form of Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., whom Manchin beat 37% to 31% in a head to head matchup. Explaining Manchin's stronger performance against Mooney seem to be split attitudes among...
  • Kid almost gets shot in the face after another student holding a gun swings punch at him outside WVU frat house

    08/30/2023 5:55:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 30, 2023 | Claudia Aoraha
    A man was almost shot in the face after another person holding a gun swung a punch at him during a brawl outside a West Virginia University frat house. The tense ordeal was caught on camera outside what is believed to be an off-campus property housing Lambda Chi Alpha students on Beverly Avenue. One of the people standing near the person filming the terrifying incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, can be heard shouting: 'Not with the gun! Not with the gun!' Another person watching the situation unfold shouts: 'Dude, dude, come on, it's not worth...
  • West Virginia Poll: Justice has edge in Senate race; Moore Capito out ahead in race for governor

    09/01/2023 1:44:44 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 1, 2023 | Brad McElhinny
    In the race for U.S. Senate, Gov. Jim Justice has a strong advantage over Congressman Alex Mooney in the Republican primary and an edge over incumbent Joe Manchin in a possible General Election matchup. And new polling shows that in the Republican race for governor, Delegate Moore Capito is leading a field that also includes Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, businessman Chris Miller and Secretary of State Mac Warner. Those snapshots are according to the most recent MetroNews West Virginia Poll results released this morning at the annual business summit hosted by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The poll included...
  • State officials announce hydrogen plant with big public investment and lots of questions [WV]

    08/17/2023 4:53:47 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 16, 2023 | Brad McElhinny
    After a week’s delay and some concern, West Virginia officials announced a new project to produce clean hydrogen from natural gas in Mason County and deposit greenhouse gas emissions beneath state-owned wildlife areas. The state Economic Development Authority today approved up to $62.5 million in forgivable loans for Houston-based Fidelis New Energy. Gov. Jim Justice then announced the project and introduced company leaders during an event at the state Culture Center.
  • Poorest Region of America - What It Really Looks Like 🇺🇸

    07/16/2023 12:51:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Peter Santanello ^ | 15/7/23 | Peter Santanello
    Southern West Virginia to Eastern Kentucky is the largest region of economically distressed counties in the country. In many ways, it's a different America here. But what's it feel like to travel through this region in Appalachia and what do the locals have to say? ...
  • The Mountain Valley Pipeline has been blocked again despite the debt ceiling bill fast-tracking the project

    07/16/2023 6:37:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 15, 2023 | Benjamin Kail
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Virginia this week delivered a message to Congress, the White House and developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline: not so fast. Pennsylvania-based Equitrans Midstream’s roughly 300-mile pipeline, envisioned to bring shale gas from the Marcellus and Utica in Appalachia to markets in the Southeast, was fast-tracked as part of the Biden administration’s deal with Congress to suspend the debt limit in June. It’s also supported by Pennsylvania congressmen, including U.S. Reps. John Joyce, R-Blair, and Guy Reschenthaler, R-Peters, who joined U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., to introduce the legislation in May that helped...
  • Mountain Valley Pipeline asks chief justice to intervene to lift an appeals court stay

    07/15/2023 2:28:59 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | July 15, 2023 | Brad McElhinny
    The developers of Mountain Valley Pipeline have asked the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency intervention to allow the project’s construction to progress. The pipeline developers made their application late Friday to vacate the stays of the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Such applications represent a request for emergency action addressed to a specific justice, in this case Chief Justice John Roberts. Each justice is assigned to circuits to handle such applications, and Roberts has the Fourth Circuit, which includes the region where the pipeline is being developed. The 35-page filing is in...
  • Justice vs Manchin: Coal firms owned by family of West Virginia governor sued over unpaid penalties

    06/05/2023 6:41:31 AM PDT · by Reily · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2023 | JOHN RABY and DENISE LAVOIE
    Like I said the Rats can exploit a lot of targets on Justice!
  • Republicans Cry Foul as Biden DOJ Targets West Virginia Governor’s Family

    05/31/2023 11:10:20 AM PDT · by CFW · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/23 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Republicans are crying foul following the news of President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) targeting West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s (R) family. Justice, who is also a GOP Senate candidate hoping to unseat Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), is the latest to experience political targeting from Biden’s DOJ, as it has filed a civil complaint against his family’s coal empire — over a dozen coal businesses ran or owned by his son Jay Justice — citing “repeated violations of the law” in hopes of recovering what the assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Todd Kim...
  • GOP drops $1M on Manchin as Justice preps run

    04/19/2023 4:07:26 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 19 Apri 23 | Burgess Everett and Holly Otterbein
    The GOP push to knock out Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is on — 18 months before Election Day. Republican group One Nation, which is aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is unloading more than $1 million on a campaign hitting Manchin for supporting Democrats' marquee party-line bill last year, according to details shared with POLITICO. Simultaneously, a strategist close to GOP Gov. Jim Justice said that the governor has made up his mind and will likely launch his Senate campaign before the end of the month. Those two events will quickly animate the West Virginia race, which is key...
  • FOURTH DEMOCRAT Lawmaker Exits Party… Joins Republican Party

    04/18/2023 7:10:55 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    100Percent FedUp ^ | 4/18/23 | Amber Crawford
    On Monday, West Virginia Del. Elliott Pritt announced his switch from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party, becoming the fourth Democrat to do so in the last two months. Just last week, Louisiana Rep. Jeremy LaCombe ditched the Democrat Party for the Republicans. Pritt, who works as a teacher, serves as the minority chair of the Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services, the minority vice chair of the Committee on Education, the minority vice chair of the Committee on Jails and Prisons, the minority vice chair of the Committee on Pensions and Retirement, and on the Committee...
  • Report: WV Gov. Jim Justice Likely to Run for Manchin U.S. Senate Seat in 2024

    03/24/2023 4:28:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies
    Freely Informed ^ | March 24, 2023 | FreelyInformed
    Republicans may be about to get some very good news! GOP West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice – a former Democrat – is reportedly very likely to announce he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin in 2024. Justice would be almost a shoe-in to win that race, and very well could result in Manchin not even seeking re-election. He is very popular in the state, and West Virginia is now one of the most Republican states in the country. Manchin has managed to survive the last two elections because of weak GOP Candidates. This...
  • Campus Carry Law Removes Power of “Higher Education” Administrators to Ban Carry

    03/03/2023 3:45:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 2, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 1, 2023, Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia signed SB 10, the Campus Carry Act into law. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2024. Governor Justice was enthusiastic about signing the new law. He proudly described his growing up in West Virginia and told a story about hunting grouse with a 20 gauge shotgun, which was repaired by one of the people in attendance at the ceremony. West Virginia is the 12 state to remove bans on the carry of weapons at institutes of post-secondary education. Numerous members of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL)...
  • Senators ask how $28 million in covid money went first to governor’s fund and then to baseball project[WV]

    02/04/2023 9:54:45 AM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    West Virginia MetroNews ^ | February 3, 2023 | Brad McElhinny
    Senators are trailing the Justice administration’s transfer of the remaining $28 million in federal covid relief dollars to a fund controlled by the Governor’s Office, which then put millions of dollars from that transfer toward construction of Marshall University’s new baseball field. “Isn’t that money laundering?” asked Senator Randy Smith, R-Tucker No, responded Berkeley Bentley, general counsel for the Governor’s Office. Bentley was testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, which wanted to know more about the transfer’s reasoning and validity. He told senators that the state faced a deadline to spend the remaining $28 million from federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...
  • West Virginia election results

    11/09/2022 7:01:01 AM PST · by SovereignVA · 8 replies ^ | November 9, 2022 |
    Unofficial Results Last updated Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1:13:43 AM (9 hours ago)
  • Amendment 3: Measure would allow West Virginia churches to incorporate

    11/08/2022 7:31:24 AM PST · by SovereignVA · 2 replies
    Wchstv ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2022 | Gina Marini
    Roberts said even though it's in violation of the state's constitution, many of the recent Attorneys General have said they'll let churches incorporate. That's because a federal court ruled that denying an entity the ability to incorporate based on its religious status is unconstitutional. This amendment cleans up the language it reads: Incorporation of religious denominations permitted. Provisions may be made by general laws for securing the title to church property, and for the sale and transfer thereof, so that it shall be held, used, or transferred for the purposes of such church or religious denomination. Provisions may also be...
  • Here’s how West Virginia Amendment 2 could start a complex battle over tax policy

    11/08/2022 7:15:26 AM PST · by SovereignVA · 9 replies
    Mountain State Spotlight ^ | November 4, 2022 | P.R. Lockhart
    The amendment itself doesn’t actually change or repeal property taxes; rather, it will change the state constitution to allow the state Legislature to act how it sees fit. Lawmakers pushing for the change argue that as a body of officials elected by West Virginians, they should have the power to control and alter these taxes, but even so the effort has been criticized as part of a larger attempt at a legislative “power grab” this election season. But if voters approve the amendment, there’s more than one way that the state Legislature could respond to getting the power that it...