Our Republican legislature just voted to keep them legal
From the Associated Press, we learn that yesterday a West Virginia Senate committee rejected a bill that would have ended child marriages in West Virginia. From the article:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited minors from getting married in West Virginia was defeated Wednesday night in a legislative committee.
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Unfortunately for the state's citizenry, a highly-partisan politician, Mac Warner, occupies that office (with 3/8 update)
From the Associated Press:
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A bipartisan, multistate effort set up to thwart potential cases of voter fraud is under attack after conspiracy theory-driven claims questioned its funding and purpose. Some Republican-led states are considering pulling out of the group. https://t.co/flh50rvWHW— The Associated Press (@AP) March 4, 2023
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For starters, he’s been sounding a lot like a Republican
West Virginia’s Democratic senator, Jo Manchin, was on CBS Face the Nation earlier today. Among other questions, he was asked about his own personal aspirations and whether he would endorse Biden:
Asked if he would endorse President Biden for reelection, @Sen_JoeManchin says, "Let's see who all the players are."
And on his . . .
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Has our local Ogden newspaper done the right thing, has it joined “cancel culture”, or is there another reason why the strip is not in this morning’s newspaper?
After reading about Scott Adams’ racist outburst this weekend, I looked for his comic strip, Dilbert, in the morning Wheeling Intelligencer. There was no Dilbert. The comic strip is no longer on the comic page of the Wheeling Intelligencer or any other Ogden newspapers. The chain, like hundreds of newspapers nationwide, no longer carries . . .
Can I get some help from my readers?
Yesterday, West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore tweeted the following:
West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments' assets under management surged to a new record, topping $10 billion for the first time in state history!— Riley Moore (@RileyMooreWV) February 23, 2023
Read my full announcement here: https://t.co/rLQUl8nM64
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Some thoughts on whether West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will actually run for U.S. Senate
Last fall, WV’s AG Patrick Morrisey hinted that he would soon be announcing that he was running for U.S. Senate. Here’s the Fox News online’s headline for November 15, 2022:
'BIG NEWS COMING': West Virginia AG Morrisey hints at 2024 Senate run, points to likely 'new position in 2025'
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The mayor of Wheeling, Glenn Elliott, comments on the practice of redlining:
I had many people reach out to me afterwards and say that they had never heard of this discriminatory housing practice that systematically denied loans, insurance, and other financial services in predominantly minority neighborhoods. (2/8)— Mayor Glenn Elliott . . .