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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

Trump Approves W. Va. Disaster Declaration

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration in West Virginia after flooding, mudslides and high winds ravaged parts of the state. Trump on Thursday approved the declaration for state and local governments and certain nonprofit groups for the repair or replacement of damaged public facilities in seven counties: Grant,… Read More

West Virginia Lawmakers Resume Supreme Court Investigation

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A legislative committee has resumed hearings in West Virginia to consider whether state Supreme Court impeachment proceedings are needed. The House Judiciary Committee met Thursday in Charleston. Committee chairman John Shott says Wednesday’s retirement announcement by Supreme Court Justice Menis likely means the scheduled three-day hearings will be shorter. The committee… Read More