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West Virginia bill banning non-binary gender designations on birth certificates heads to governor

Feb. 29, 2024 13:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill that would outlaw non-binary gender designations on birth certificates is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. The Republican governor hasn't spoken publicly about the bill. Justice, who is running for U.S. Senate, previously signed...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 29, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Charleston Gazette Mail. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Making auditor beholden to politicians a bad idea A bill that would make West Virginia’s legislative auditor beholden to political leaders is one of the worst ideas the Legislature has come up with while under...

A 911 call claiming transportation chief was driving erratically was 'not truthful," police say

Feb. 28, 2024 18:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia said Wednesday they have opened a criminal investigation into a 911 call that triggered a traffic stop involving the state highways chief. Charleston Police Chief Scott Dempsey said in a statement that information relayed to police...

West Virginia House OKs bill doctors say would eliminate care for most at-risk transgender youth

Feb. 28, 2024 16:51 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-controlled House of Delegates passed a bill on Wednesday that doctors treating transgender youth in the state say would prevent the prescription of certain medical interventions like hormone therapy to patients at risk for self-harm or suicide....

They’re a path to becoming governor, but attorney general jobs are now a destination, too

Feb. 28, 2024 01:21 AM EST

Instead of trying to keep their seats in Congress, two North Carolina politicians are vying for a high-profile office closer to home: state attorney general. The career path that Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jeff Jackson are trying to follow was once a...

Anna Gret Asi scores 22 with 6 assists, Oklahoma State women beat No. 24 West Virginia 68-61

Feb. 27, 2024 22:27 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Anna Gret Asi had 22 points and six assists, Quincy Noble scored 15 points and the Oklahoma State women beat No. 24 West Virginia 68-61 Tuesday night. Hannah Gusters added 15 points for Oklahoma State (14-14, 7-10 Big 12). Jayla Hemingway...

West Virginia man sentenced to life for killing girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Feb. 27, 2024 16:45 PM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son. A judge handed down the sentence on Monday to Walter Richardson, 36, of Fairmont during a brief hearing, WBOY-TV...

West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

Feb. 27, 2024 15:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-majority Senate greenlit a bill on Tuesday that would make a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group required viewing in public schools. Live Action’s “Baby Olivia” video, which West Virginia lawmakers...

Some states are trying to make sex binary. Transgender people see their existence denied

Feb. 27, 2024 13:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mack Allen, an 18-year-old high school senior from Kansas, braces for sideways glances, questioning looks and snide comments whenever he has to hand over his driver's license, which still identifies him as female. They've come from a police officer responding...

Coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is found in contempt

Feb. 27, 2024 12:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been found in contempt by a federal judge for not following an order to pay an insurance company to maintain collateral for financial obligations. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Dillon found Southern...