Category: Politics

West Virginia Lawmakers Weigh Stiffer Litter Punishment

West Virginia lawmakers are advancing stiffer penalties for littering that could mean two weeks picking up roadside trash for throwing some out your car window. The...

EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Confirmed

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt was approved on Friday by a vote of 52-46....

Trump Signs Bill Repealing Stream Buffer Rule For Coal Country

President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Trump called the regulation a...

Allan McVey Appointed West Virginia Insurance Commissioner

Allan McVey has been appointed as West Virginia’s insurance commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced McVey’s appointment Wednesday. Justice says McVey has 48...

Senate Confirms Former Banker Mnuchin As Treasury Secretary

A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a “foreclosure...

Michael Flynn Resigns Amid Russia Controversy

National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S....

Defense Policy Cited In Axing Bernie Sanders’ Armory Event

The West Virginia National Guard says a scheduled appearance by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at a southern West Virginia armory was canceled due to U.S. Defense...

Missing Juvenile From Hilltop Area

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a juvenile missing from the Hilltop area. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering DC Public School

The country’s new education secretary has already hit a roadblock in her job. Betsy DeVos, in her first visit to a public school as head of the U.S. Department of...

West Virginia Attorney General Heads National Group

West Virginia’s attorney general has been named chairman of the national organization of Republican attorneys general earlier than planned, a domino effect that...