West Virginia

The West Virginia lawmaker said he wouldn't support the Equality Act as written, specifically pointing to provisions for transgender students.
The sign loomed over a table loaded with other Islamophobic flyers on a “WV GOP Day” at the legislature Friday.
NASA renamed a West Virginia facility in her honor, 57 years after her calculations helped the first American orbit the Earth.
Last year's fight was over compensation. This year's fight was over charter schools.
They say they don't trust leadership in the state Senate to not revive an education reform bill they oppose.
Republican lawmakers are seeking to create charter schools, a move many teachers see as retaliation for their previous walkout.
Pamela Taylor was fired from her county job in 2016 after making a racist comment about the then-first lady on Facebook.
Delegate Eric Porterfield has continued to stand by his comments, most recently saying he'd "see if [his kids] can swim" if they came out as gay.
Union leaders say a state Senate plan to create charter schools is retaliation for last year's groundbreaking walkout.
One program, in West Virginia, is rationing food and preparing for layoffs.
Michael Critchfield, a sophomore at Liberty High School in Clarksburg, was allegedly told to pee in a urinal to prove he's a boy.
One local black leader called former state delegate Jill Upson’s appointment “absolutely absurd.”
At least one of the raccoons likely had distemper, a serious viral illness.
The West Virginia state senator and Army veteran vowed to support working-class citizens and eliminate political elitism.
Amendment 1 would add a line delineating that “nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."
The Republican defeated Richard Ojeda, a populist Democrat fighting against the unchecked, growing power of fracked gas in coal country.
The Democratic senator triumphed in the deep red state despite the attorney general support from Donald Trump and big ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
“My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great.”