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Category: Politics

New WV House Bill Would Require Cursive Writing Be Taught In Grades K-5

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – A new bill introduced in the House of Delegates would require cursive writing to be taught in grades K-5. House Bill 2994 or also known as...

Mercer County Veteran Announces She Will Run To Unseat Eric Porterfield In 2020

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Mercer County Veteran has announced she will run against Eric Porterfield in 2020. Tina Russell says she is running to unseat Eric...

Bill to let drug felons get food stamps passes W.Va. Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill to allow drug felons to receive food stamps has passed the West Virginia Senate. The Senate unanimously approved the bill Tuesday....

New Bill Would Cause Stricter Penalties For People Who Enter Abandoned Mines

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Two new bills in the West Virginia House of Delegates would stiffen penalties to those who enter an abandoned mine. House Bill 2980: or...

WV Republicans Refuse To Vote On LGBT Bill

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – House Republicans have rejected another attempt to vote on legislation that would ban housing and public accommodations discrimination to...

Hospice of Southern WV Urges Legislators to Pass HB 2825 and SB 537

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Hospice of Southern West Virginia (HSWV), which serves terminally ill patients in Raleigh, Summers, Fayette and Wyoming counties is urging legislators...

West Virginia Bill Would Allow People With Permits To Carry Guns On College Campuses

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – A public hearing will be held today at 2 pm to discuss a bill that would allow people who have a concealed carry permit to carry guns on...

West Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Melody Potter Issues Statement Denouncing Delegate Porterfield’s Comments

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Melody Potter issued the following statement on comments made by Delegate Eric Porterfield....

Activists Work to Make Medicare for All a Reality

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WOAY) – To kick off National Medicare for All Week of Action, Fayette Fair Share hosted a “barnstorm” to discuss how to make...

New Bill In West Virginia House Would Increase Minimum Wage To 12 Dollars An Hour

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – A new bill introduced in the House of Delegates would increase the minimum wage in West Virginia to 12 dollars an hour by 2022. House Bill...

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