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Illegal Activity Penalties Considered for Property Owners

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia cities are considering ordinances targeting property owners for repeated illegal incidents on their premises. Local news outlets report similar proposals in Huntington and Nitro follow the model of a Martinsburg drug house ordinance that went into effect in May and has since produced several busts. The Herald-Dispatch reports the… Read More

Coal Hard Cash: WV Governor Wants Federal Money For Eastern Coal

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The country’s newest Republican governor is, like President Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman, a political outsider, and a fan of the coal industry. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a former coal company owner, was elected as a Democrat but switched parties with a surprise announcement at a Trump rally in West Virginia. Both Trump and Justice campaigned… Read More