State police work with anti-terrorism center to spy on pipeline protesters

Virginia police agencies are coordinating with a state anti-terrorism center to monitor residents opposed to a major pipeline that will transport large volumes of natural gas from West Virginia into Virginia. Civil liberties advocates are concerned that the collaboration represents another example of U.S. police…

IQ Expert: Race Not the Cause of IQ Gap

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Bipartisan effort emerges countering Trump on offshore drilling

A North Carolina Republican and a Virginia Democrat introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday in an effort to counter offshore drilling efforts along the Atlantic Coast. The issue of coastal drilling has become increasingly contentious as the Trump administration has pushed for its expansion. Reps….

West Virginia miners sue Gov. Jim Justice over bounced paychecks

West Virginia coal miners are suing Republican Gov. Jim Justice along with other members of his family over allegations that a mining company owned by the Justices paid them in checks that could not be processed. The suit argues that the company, Bluestone Industries, Inc,…

Virginia school district vows to fight on despite losing transgender bathroom ruling

A Virginia school district plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision that the district discriminated against a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, they stopped from accessing the boys’ restroom. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers argued that Title IX, a civil rights law that says no…

Virginia Senate Democrats and rogue Republicans approve Medicaid expansion

Advocates have been trying to get the Virginia Legislature to expand Medicaid for at least five years, and on Wednesday, Senate lawmakers handed them a big win. Three Republicans joined all 19 Democrats to give preliminary approval, by a vote of 22-18, to a two-year…

Bernie Releases Plan To Make Unions Great Again

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sees a lot to like in the wave of teacher strikes, from West Virginia to Kentucky to Oklahoma to Arizona. But what pleases him most is that the revolt is being driven from the bottom up, as teachers start their own…

Voters reject controversial ex-con coal baron Blankenship opposed by GOP and Trump

West Virginia GOP voters rejected the insurgent candidate of ex-convict coal baron Don Blankenship during Tuesday night’s primary where the outsider came in third after a heated race. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican Senate primary handily according to the Associated Press. Morrisey will go on…

Convicted Criminal Republican Runs Campaign Ad Against ‘Chinapeople’

Republican West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship’s latest political ad has stirred controversy for its use of terms like “China people” and references to Sen. Mitch McConnell as “cocaine Mitch” and his “China family.” Blankenship, who is vying the chance to challenge West Virginia Sen….