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Sen. Capito: Your Votes Reducing Women's Power Speak Louder Than Your Words.

West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has hosted 21 events across West Virginia for young girls promoting female empowerment and leadership. 

Too bad her votes in Washington tend to betray West Virginia women more than help them.

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For West Virginians to thrive, state’s economy must diversify

Solar power installation? Commercial hemp? Are these among West Virginia's future diversified industries?

With the ups and downs of our global economy, and climate concerns on the rise, long-term prospects for coal and natural gas are looking shaky. It’s time for West Virginia to diversify its economy so that state families can thrive.

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Mooney, McKinley, Miller MIA on Town Halls

With our President facing impeachment, West Virginians have a lot of questions. But As far as we can tell, none of West Virginia’s congressional representatives have held an in-person public town hall meeting for a long time.

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Justice Celebrates too Soon: WV 47th in Personal Income Growth, not 1st

New findings showed West Virginia was not first, but 47th in the nation for personal income growth earlier this year. It turns out the “absolutely phenomenal growth” touted by Gov. Jim Justice never even happened. But is anyone really surprised?

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Appalachians continue a long tradition of protesting corrupt big money interests

West Virginia Teachers on picket lines fighting so-called reforms. Coal miners blocking a train for back wages in Kentucky. Protests over a state legislator’s deal that results in closing a newborn ICU in Tennessee. A West Virginia woman arrested for chaining herself to her car on her own property to protest eminent domain for profits from pipelines. 

What do they have in common? A long history of Appalachians standing up for their rights against big money, out-of-state interests.

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Despite Governor’s Claim of “Pristine Water,” Report Cites WV Counties As Worst Nationwide

Not long ago we saw West Virginia governor Jim Justice on Fox News. What was he going to say"If you want pristine air and pristine water, come to West Virginia.”

Yet according to a report titled “Watered Down Justice,”  released recently by three environmental groups, 36 West Virginia counties still lead the nation in the number of water quality violations.

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Why is Mac Warner afraid to make it easier for citizens to vote?

As the state's top election officer, Secretary of State Mac Warner should be implementing West Virginia’s new law that makes it easier for people to register to vote. Instead, he’s dragging his feet.

But he is breaking his promise to uphold the law and disrespecting the authority of West Virginia law and the state Legislature by delaying implementation of a “motor voter” law to automatically register people to vote when they get a driver’s license. He is dead wrong to describe the law as “practically unnecessary."

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If West Virginia has 'best economy ever' why are foodbanks running out of food?

“This is one of the best years in the history of our state’s economy!” according to Governor Jim Justice. So why are so many in Clay County going hungry?

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Which is worse for coal country? Broken promises or no promises?

Contradicting President’s Trump’s promises, his administration predicts that coal production will continue to decline in our region. Meanwhile, he has proposed cuts to federal infrastructure funds to Appalachia. 

It’s important for Trump critics to point out when he breaks his promises to help people in coal country. 

But it’s also important to note that metropolitan-led national Democratic Party leaders have not made it a priority to pass policies or programs addressing the decline of good-paying jobs here. 

If they have bold plans, they need to start letting us know....

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Miners Deserve The Benefits they were Promised

The proud heritage of coal mining in West Virginia is rightly appreciated.  As coal mines close and jobs in the industry become scarce, one thing is clear: miners and their families deserve to be looked after long after miners finish their final shifts.

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