Tag Archives: West Virginia

Anti-LGBT WV State Rep Punished For Cunnilingus Clip

Huntington’s CBS News affiliate reports: Late today, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw issued a statement saying quote: “I believe Joe Jeffries is an embarrassment not just to the House of Delegates, but to the entire state.” He then stripped Jeffries of his committee vice-chairmanship. This is not Joe Jeffries’ first round of trouble. Last April, he burst into a committee meeting, …

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Anti-LGBT WV State Rep Who Sponsored Ban On Sex Ed Goes Viral For Explicit TikTok Video About Cunnilingus

West Virginia Metro News reports: A West Virginia delegate who sponsored a bill forbidding the teaching of sexuality in public schools went viral on social media with a video of an explicit discussion of advice for women receiving oral sex. Delegate Joe Jeffries, R-Putnam, posted the video on Tiktok, a social media platform popular among youth that features short-form videos. …

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Cultist West Virginia GOP State Rep Comes Out [VIDEO]

The West Virginia Metro News reports:  Joshua Higginbotham, a Republican House of Delegates member from Putnam County, has come out as gay. He made the announcement in a short video on social media over the weekend. Higginbotham describes himself as a conservative Christian Republican. There are a lot of those folks in West Virginia and not all are going to …

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WV Gov “Personally On Hook” For $700 Million In Loans

The Wall Street Journal reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is personally on the hook for nearly $700 million in loans his coal companies took out from now-defunct Greensill Capital, according to people familiar with the loans and documents described to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Justice’s personal guarantee of the loans, which hasn’t been reported, puts financial pressure on …

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Pastor Charged With Planting Camera In Men’s Room

Morgantown, West Virginia’s ABC News affiliate reports: On Apr. 28, members of the Church of God on River Road in Morgantown reported to deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department that “a smart phone had been placed upon a ledge above a urinal,” according to a criminal complaint. The phone, which was recovered from the men’s restroom at the church, …

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GOP West Virginia Gov Signs Anti-Trans Athletes Bill

ABC News reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) on Wednesday signed into law a bill that prohibits transgender female athletes from playing on women’s sports teams in public middle schools, high schools and universities. The bill cleared the state House last month in an overwhelming 78-20 vote before passing the state Senate in a closer 18-15 vote on April …

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WV To Pay $100 To Those Under 35 Who Get Vaccine

Via press release from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice: During Monday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that as part of his ongoing initiative to get more younger residents vaccinated, West Virginia will begin offering a $100 savings bond to each person from 16 to 35 years old who chooses to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. “We have vetted this in every way …

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West Virginia GOP Gov Owes Millions In EPA Fines

ProPublica reports: The federal government is seeking to collect nearly $3.2 million in fines from coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice after the firms violated the terms of a major water pollution settlement, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court. Justice, a billionaire listed by Forbes as the richest person in the state, owns a vast …

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CDC Study: Life Expectancy Lowest In Southern States

CNBC reports: Hawaii took the top spot for the state with the highest average life expectancy at 81 years. The Aloha state was followed by California, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey and Rhode Island to round out the top ten states where you’ll live the longest. West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South …

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GOP State Rep Resigns After Arrest Over Capitol Riot

West Virginia Metro News reports: Derrick Evans, facing federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob, has resigned from West Virginia’s House of Delegates. “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in a one-page letter submitted to Gov. Jim Justice and the House. “I take full responsibility for my actions, …

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GOP West Virginia Gov Imposes Indoors Mask Rule, Tells Businesses To Call Police On Defiant Customers

Charleston’s WVNews reports: Gov. Jim Justice issued several executive orders tightening up on COVID-19 rules. “Beginning at midnight tonight, I will issue a mandatory requirement to wear a face covering indoors in all public buildings at all times. This is not just when social distancing cannot be maintained, this is mandatory wearing your face covering in all buildings, at all …

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40 Family Members COVID+, Child Hospitalized, After Symptomatic Woman Attends West Virginia Funeral

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports: More than 40 members of a family tested positive for coronavirus after an infected relative from another state attended a funeral. Polly Williams, who resides on Jenny’s Creek in Wayne County, West Virginia, was saddened to hear of the death June 30 of her relative who lived in Alabama. Little did she realize the circumstances surrounding …

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Billionaire WV Gov Got Up To $24M In Bailout Funds

ProPublica reports: Companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received up to $24 million from one of the federal government’s key coronavirus economic relief programs, according to data made public Monday. At least six companies from Justice’s empire showed up on the list of Paycheck Protection Program aid recipients released by the Small Business Administration. The …

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West Virginia Gov “Surely Hopes” That Pandemic Will Cause An Exodus From Cities, Spur Return To Rural Life

“I would surely hope so. If you could see what I’ve lived with every day in West Virginia, you would be packing up and heading here tomorrow, because it’s the most pristine air, the most pristine water, good family people that have real values, low crime, good schools, the roads are good. “People have such a misconception of West Virginians. …

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West Virginia Governor Delays Primary Until June 9th

The Cumberland Times reports: Gov. Jim Justice rescheduled West Virginia’s May 12 primary election to June 9 on Wednesday, citing fears about the coronavirus spreading at polling places. Justice said medical experts told him that having the primary on its originally scheduled date would be unsafe for voters and poll workers, since health officials have warned of a surge in …

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West Virginia Gov Endorses Jerry Falwell’s Proposal For Counties To Secede From “Barbaric Totalitarian Virginia”

The Independent reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, appeared at a press conference on Tuesday and endorsed a proposal by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. that certain counties secede from Virginia and join Justice’s neighboring state. “West Virginia’s role is one thing, and that is to tell the world just how inviting we are and that we would …

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Future WV Prison Guards To Get Lessons On Holocaust

The Associated Press reports: West Virginia plans to begin training its corrections department staff about the Holocaust after a photograph of correction officer cadets giving Nazi salutes led to dozens of firings and widespread outrage, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety said the leader of the regional Anti-Defamation League chapter …

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WV Governor Fires All “Nazi Salute” Prison Guards

CBS News reports: West Virginia’s governor fired a group of recently graduated corrections officers Monday, after they made a gesture resembling a Nazi salute in their class photo. Governor Jim Justice also fired a staffer Monday at the state’s corrections officer academy, the third staffer terminated in the scandal, and suspended four instructors without pay for failing to report the …

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West Virginia Prison Guard Trainees Make Nazi Salute

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports: A number of West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees are suspended and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling for some terminations after a photo surfaced that shows more than 30 participants in a basic training class doing a Nazi salute. The cabinet secretary for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public …

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Don Blankenship Files For Third Party Presidential Run

The Hill reports: Former coal executive and federal prisoner Don Blankenship filed paperwork on Thursday to launch a third-party White House bid. Blankenship, who also unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in West Virginia last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission announcing he would be a presidential candidate for the Constitution Party. The former coal baron released a statement …

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