Tagged: west virginia

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Dirty Politics

If Maroney is proven guilty, his ouster is not inappropriate, though I am of the opinion that such ouster should occur at the voting booth.

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A Very Welcome Victory

Sports are not a salve. That said, an unexpected win still manages to feel awfully damned good.

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Wednesday Writs for 6/19 – West Virginia Day Edition!

It’s Wednesday Writs, West Virginia Day edition! WV Day isn’t until tomorrow, but now is a good time to brush up on how we became a state, in our case of the week. Also: several SCOTUS updates, a “Cops” expose, John Denver, and more!

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Mother Sued for Uncovering Abuse

The School Board and all involved are entitled to defend themselves, but decision to counter-attack the mother because she exposed the atrocities happening in that classroom is a ruthless and tasteless move on behalf of a body of public servants.

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Counterpoint: Don Blankenship Deserves His Spot On The Ballot

As our own Em Carpenter ably wrote Wednesday, West Virginia’s (badly hobbled) Supreme Court refused to allow Don Blankenship to appear as a candidate on the state’s ballots for its Senate election this year. This post is about that decision.

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Impeachment Net Widens in West Virginia

The implosion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals continues today as the state House of Delegates meets to debate the 14 Articles of Impeachment presented by the Republican majority.

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Writing the Book on Corruption in West Virginia

A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is federally indicted on 22 counts, including various fraud counts, false statements, and witness tampering. The man who wrote the book on corruption now stands accused of bilking the taxpayers who put him in office.

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King Coal: West Virginia’s Abusive Love

Despite the damage it has inflicted, coal is still king in West Virginia. Will the man held responsible for the deaths of 29 miners win the state’s Republican senate nomination?

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How To: Cook A Ramp Slurry

From mid-April to mid-May, the most glorious of the onion family grows on the wet hillsides of West Virginia (and several other, lesser states): ramps. Ramps are a delicacy that aren’t for everyone. Those...

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