West Virginia

Energy

Manchin: Biden’s coal comments are ‘divorced from reality’ – Associated Press

President Joe Biden on Saturday was criticized by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democratic antagonist and ally, for being “cavalier” and “divorced from reality” after vowing to shutter coal-fired power plants and rely more heavily on wind and solar energy in the future. The powerful coal-state lawmaker said Biden’s words “ignore the severe economic

Abortion

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans – Associated Press

Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana’s attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with long-halted laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn

Population Changes

Leaving home: West Virginia population drop is largest in US

After her company told employees in 2017 to start working remotely, customer service representative Haley Miller decided to break from her lifelong home of West Virginia. The beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida, provide a far different view than the mountains of her native state. There are palm trees, a vivacious arts and restaurant scene —

Legal Beat

State lawmaker charged after entering Capitol with rioters

A Republican West Virginia state lawmaker has been federally charged for entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he livestreamed himself rushing into the building with a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters. Ken Kohl, a top deputy federal prosecutor in Washington, announced the case against state Del. Derrick Evans on a call