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Don Blankenship

Election Official Won’t Approve Blankenship’s Bid For Senate

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An election official has blocked former coal executive Don Blankenship’s bid to run in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party’s nominee. News outlets report Secretary of State Mac Warner announced Thursday that he won’t approve Blankenship’s candidacy application, based on the state’s “sore loser” law. The law prohibits… Read More

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Competency Hearing Sought in Terrorist Support Case

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The attorney representing a man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings is requesting a competency hearing for his client. Federal public defender Charles Fleming filed a motion Wednesday saying Demetrius Pitts has “longstanding mental concerns” and… Read More

Appalachian Power’s Tax Savings Plan Questioned at Hearing

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Appalachian Power’s plan to use federal tax cut savings to mainly offset program costs is being questioned by an agency that represents West Virginia ratepayers. Appalachian’s regulatory services and finance managing director, John Scalzo, was questioned Tuesday at a state Public Service Commission hearing on tax cut impacts. The Tax Cuts… Read More

Pence To Roll Through Wheeling

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making a stop in West Virginia to speak at a public event and later attend a private fundraiser. The Intelligencer in Wheeling said America First Policies is sponsoring the free public event, where Pence is to speak following a panel discussion on the federal tax overhaul. The event… Read More