CHARLESTON- After President Obama's unsuccessful attempt to dissolve the state of West Virginia last year, relations have been strained between the occupants of the similar looking Capitols. The move was rumored to have been in response to the traditionally Democrat stronghold voting Republican in last few presidential elections. This week, Earl Ray Tomblin attempted to heal the rift by becoming one of a handful of Governors to openly support Obama's healthcare law.
Many, many years ago, when rugged men began to dig for coal deep in the earth, they were not alone.
CHARLESTON- With the rising obesity epidemic and recent technology advances, lawmakers and health advocates hope to streamline the diets of West Virginia SNAP recipients. Historically known as the Food Stamp Program, the SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will soon see changes in the Mountain State.
MARLINTON- Walt Helmick is one candidate who's election battle isn't uphill, it's all downhill. That's not to say it will be easy, but "...that's the gravity of the situation," Helmick joked at a Sunday press conference.
Helmick is a Democrat running for West Virginia's Agricultural Commission. His 'crop' is spring water that flows from a natural spring and down the side of a mountain to his Marlinton, W.VA. 'farm'.
For the second time in a week, Obama has evoked Executive Privilege and for the second time in history, West Virginia's statehood teetered in the balance. This time it lost.
NEW YORK - Conterversial actor Alec Baldwin says he agrees with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's iniative to limit soda consumption and has taken it one step further. The loud mouth liberal thinks that West Virginia should be added to that list. Balwin says that no one in West Virginia should be able to buy more than 32oz of sugar drinks at a time.
When I read the story about the preacher who was killed handling snakes, just like his father - I got so upset I put out my cigarette, spit out my Jack Daniels and had to scream! I wish the WV Legislature would do their job and ban Snake Handling like other states have done. There is no cause for anyone in this day and age to risk their lives - for something like faith!