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West Virginia Governor Bucks Legislature, Vetoes Permit-Less Concealed Carry Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed a bill Friday that would have eliminated the permit requirement for concealed carry, citing the concern...

Laura Bassett

West Virginia Legislature Upholds 20-Week Abortion Ban Over Governor's Veto | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

West Virginia's Republican-controlled legislature voted on Friday to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's (D) veto of a bill that banned abortions after 2...

Laura Bassett

West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban For The Second Time | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, including in cases of rape and inc...

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

West Virginia Won't Fight Challenge To Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will no longer fight a court challenge to West Virginia's b...

Dem Gov Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

AP | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have banned abortion in West Virginia after 20 weeks. The Democratic go...

Governor's Brother Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The brother of West Virginia's governor faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to ...

West Virginia Governor's Brother Faces Drug Charge

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's brother is facing a federal drug distribution charge. A federal information charges ...

West Virginia Governor Cautions Against 'Unreasonable' EPA Regulations

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) cautioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency against "unreasonable" greenhouse gas regulations on Mon...

W. Va. Governor Requests More Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Three weeks after a 10,000-gallon chemical spill contaminated drinking water for West Virginia residents, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked the local wa...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginians Still Worried About Their Water 20 Days After Chemical Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Some West Virginians affected by the chemical spill earlier this month are still not drinking their tap water -- and donations of bottled water are st...

Should I Drink Potentially Toxic Water? WV Gov. Says, "It's Your Decision"

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Saying "it's your decision" is abdicating government's responsibility to protect us. It's declaring that the chemical industry is in charge, that our only chance for protection is for each and every one of us to become toxicologists and assess risk in our tap water, in the beauty aisle, at the supermarket.

Jason Linkins

Pardon The Disruption: A Sunday Chat Show Is Briefly Forced To Cover West Virginia | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

The tidy Sunday Morning Narrative suffered some brief disruption this past weekend courtesy of Guardian columnist Ana Marie Cox, who served as a guest...

Jason Linkins

West Virginia Governor Starting To Feel Like Maybe Rivers Shouldn't Be Filled With Poison | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As residents of West Virginia perfect their ability to glance suspiciously at the water flowing from their taps, state lawmakers have officially whipp...

Another Gov Agrees To Expand Medicaid Program

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) announced his state would take part in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care plan to enroll mo...

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Approves Pipeline Safety Fine Hike

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's quest for steeper pipeline safety fines would have a limited impact in West Virginia. ...

Candidate Will Keep Running Until He Wins Or Dies Trying

Pat LaMarche | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Pat LaMarche

West Virginia's landscape has been changed forever by the loss of hundreds of mountains and the contamination of ground water caused by thousands of EPA violations.

OUCH: Another Dem Skipping The National Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) joined the growing group of Democrats who will skip the Democratic National Convention, Talking Points Memo reported Mon...

Obama's West Virginia Woes Continue As Top Democrats Skip National Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Three top West Virginia Democrats, frustrated with President Barack Obama, said they'll skip the Democratic National Convention, according to the stat...

Arthur Delaney

West Virginia To Drug Test Enrollees In Workplace Training Program | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) issued an executive order Tuesday that will soon require West Virginians enrolled in state job training progra...

Dave Jamieson

West Va. Gov Wants To Drug Test Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

Drug testing for miners has become a crucial component of the safety legislation under consideration in West Virginia in the wake of the Upper Big Bra...

Democrat Projected Winner In Gubernatorial Special Election

AP | By LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin overcame weeks of Republican attack ads to win the West Virginia governor's race Tuesday, successfully ...

Special Election Goes Down To The Wire

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By LAWRENCE MESSINA, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Democrat who was once the favorite for governor of West Virginia struggled to ov...

John Celock

Poll: Tomorrow's Election Too Close To Call | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Tuesday’s special election for governor of West Virginia is becoming a nail-biter, with the Democrat holding a one-point lead in a recent poll. P...