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West Virginia receives funding for juvenile justice system

Jan. 23, 2023 07:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $620,000 to help kids who are incarcerated and prevent others from entering the criminal justice system, two U.S. senators announced. “It’s important that we do all we can to make sure people feel safe and support...

West Virginia to receive up to $4.8M for livestock project

Dec. 23, 2022 04:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito said Thursday that a livestock management project at West Virginia University is set to receive up to $4.8 million in federal funding. In a news release, the senators said the funding from the U.S. Department...

US House passes equal pay bill in latest women's soccer win

Dec. 22, 2022 17:52 PM EST

The House has passed a bill that ensures equal compensation for U.S. women competing in international events, a piece of legislation that came out of the U.S. women's soccer team's long battle to be paid as much as the men. The Equal Pay for Team USA Act, passed late Wednesday, will...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EST

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. November 30, 2022. Editorial: Broadband coverage: Residents urged to check accuracy of new maps As residents of the deep south counties already know, broadband service can be spotty — and even at times non-existent — depending upon where...

Senators announce rural development funding for WVa counties

Dec. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal assistance will support three rural development projects in West Virginia, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced. The $9.8 million in funding will come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural...

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

U.S. senator's son announces bid for West Virginia governor

Nov. 29, 2022 17:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican state lawmaker Moore Capito, the son of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, announced Tuesday he's running for governor in 2024. Capito, 40, a Charleston-area lawyer, has represented Kanawha County in the West Virginia House of...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Nov. 16, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move...