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Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The...

Ex-Governor McDonnell Returns To Practicing Law In Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has returned to practicing law. The Virginian-Pilot reports that within the past couple of weeks the...

Vice President Pence Expects Betsy DeVos Will Be Confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence says he fully expects billionaire GOP donor Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as education secretary with his tie-breaking...

More Than 1,000 Line Charleston Street To Protest Trump Ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than 1,000 people have attended a peaceful demonstration in Charleston to protest President Donald Trump’s now-blocked...

West Virginia Revenues in January Fall Short of Estimates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State revenue figures show West Virginia’s tax collections for January missed estimates by $18 million. The Charleston Gazette-Mail...

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump nominates 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch for associate justice of the Supreme Court. The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Been Asked To Lead Higher Education Reform

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he has been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform. Falwell...

Feel the Bern: Bernie Sanders Scheduled to Visit Charleston, WV

Charleston will be “Feeling the Bern” in a few weeks. Former democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is coming to talk about his new book,...

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for Refusing to Defend Immigration Order

The acting U.S. Attorney General, Sally Yates, was fired Monday night hours after she refused to defend President Trump‘s executive order regarding immigration...

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Conviction of Don Blankenship

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The...