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West Virginia Legislators Recess Supreme Court Hearings

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers considering whether to recommend impeachment for indicted West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry have recessed for six days. News outlets report the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Friday from the court’s former technology director Scott Harvey and former assistant administrator Fletcher Adkins, who handled facilities and furniture for the… Read More

Judge Overturns Columbus’ Ban On Gun Bump Stocks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A city of Columbus’ law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional. The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can’t regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law. Bump stocks drew wide… Read More

Hogwash: Farmers Fear Trump Trade Disputes Are Damaging Ag Markets

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Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products. On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his… Read More