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Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions. A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women’s...

W.Va. House passes sweeping ban criminalizing abortion

Jul. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-dominated House of Delegates passed a sweeping abortion ban Wednesday that makes providing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The measure, which now heads to the Senate for consideration, includes...

Judge halts horse racing authority enforcement in La., W.Va.

Jul. 26, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

A federal judge said Tuesday a national horse racing authority cannot enforce its rules in Louisiana and West Virginia while a lawsuit challenging the organization is in court. In granting a preliminary injunction, Western District of Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty said the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 16, 2022. Editorial: Tax bill: W.Va. voters will decide amendment You may have heard that lawmakers in West Virginia are looking at eliminating the state’s personal property tax on vehicles, boats and trailers — a move that would...

West Virginia governor calls special session on income taxes

Jul. 20, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called on state lawmakers Wednesday to meet at the Capitol next week to consider a permanent 10% reduction in the state's income tax. “Once we get the ball rolling, we can keep coming back and chipping away at our personal...

Mississippi clinic ends challenge of near-ban on abortion

Jul. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi abortion clinic that was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade ended a lawsuit Tuesday in which it had sought to block the state from enforcing a law that bans most abortions. Jackson Women's Health...

After judge's order, W.Va.'s abortion clinic resuming care

Jul. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's only abortion clinic pressed forward Tuesday with scheduling abortions, even as the state's attorney general went to the Supreme Court to try to stop it. A Charleston judge on Monday blocked enforcement of the state's 150-year-old abortion...

WVa AG seeks stay of ruling that blocked school voucher law

Jul. 19, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general asked a court on Tuesday to stay a ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed his motion with the state Intermediate Court of Appeals. It seeks a stay,...

Judge blocks enforcement of West Virginia abortion ban

Jul. 18, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia’s capital blocked enforcement of the state’s 150-year-old abortion ban Monday, opening the door for abortions to resume in the state, at least for now. Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Tera L. Salango granted the Women’s...

Abortion ban blocked in W. Va.; Louisiana awaits ruling

Jul. 18, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Court battles prompted by the Supreme Court's June 24 ruling reversing abortion rights played out in multiple states Monday, with a judge in West Virginia blocking that state's 150-year-old abortion ban and one in Louisiana leaving an order against enforcement of that state's...