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White House strategist Steve Bannon is out

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President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

Tennessee congressman to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump

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A release was sent from the office of Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN).

Combative Trump Insists Anew: Blame Both Sides for Violence

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His remarks were welcomed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who tweeted: "Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth."

Legislators seek to tie up loose ends resulting from recovered state funds

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For years State Senator Joe Schiavoni has been trying to get legislation passed that holds online charter schools accountable. He isn’t the only one; House District 37 Representative Kristina Roegner has been doing the same.

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit West Virginia

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a visit to the Mountain State at the end of the month. According to a spokesperson for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Vice President Pence will be addressing the Annual Meeting and Business Summit for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on August 30th at the Greenbrier  The West Virginia Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit is the largest gathering of business, industry, financial, and pol...

1st Meeting of West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board is Tomorrow

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health will hold the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board tomorrow.

Kentucky governor against removing Confederate symbols

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he "absolutely" disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the "sanitization of history."

State Democratic Party shares debate plans, mocks state GOP for lack thereof

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Political debate is part of how some people determine who they will support in upcoming elections. Monday, the Ohio Democratic Party announced they had finalized plans for the first of six debates between party primary candidates running in the gubernatorial race.

Governor Justice Announces Nick Casey is No Longer Chief of Staff Video included

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced that Nick Casey will no longer be serving as his Chief of Staff. 

Sex trafficking still being targeted by lawmakers at home and in D.C.

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Lawmakers in Ohio are well aware that sex trafficking is a problem in the state, and have made great strides in curbing as much of it as they can.

Justice urges Appalachian coal support of $4.5B yearly

Gov. Jim Justice says his proposed homeland security incentive for eastern U.S. coal mines would cost about $4.5 billion annually.

Trump declares opioid crisis a 'national emergency'

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President Donald Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a "national emergency."

City council rejects nondiscrimination ordinance

A city council in West Virginia has voted against a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have extended protections to LGBT residents.

Massive, inflatable chicken with orange hair is staring down the White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – The White House has an unusual onlooker Wednesday — a large, inflatable chicken with golden orange hair. The inflatable chicken, situated on the Ellipse facing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is a visual that organizers of the Tax Day March have used in the past to coax President Trump to release his tax returns.  Tax Day March events in cities from D.C. to Chicago to San Francisco this year have featured the large poultry prop as they p...

Trump: To avoid addiction, don't start opioids

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President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that the way to avoid opioid addiction is never to start in the first place: "If they don't start, they won't have a problem."

Report: US assesses North Korea can fit nuke inside a missile

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. intelligence officials assess that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. That would mean North Korea has passed a crucial threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power. The Post story, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence officials, said the confidential analysis was completed last month by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency...

Iranian drone forces US jet to take evasive action

© PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Pacific Ocean, June 17, 2017. Nimitz is currently in the Pacific Ocean on a regularly scheduled deploymnet to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. © PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Pacific Ocean, June 17, 2017. Nimitz is currently in the Pacific Ocean on a regularly scheduled deploymnet to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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WASHINGTON (CNN/WAVY) — An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy F/A-18 attempting to land on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Navy officials said. Navy officials released a statement on the encounter Tuesday afternoon, calling it “unsafe” and “unprofessional.” An Iranian QOM-1 unmanned aerial vehicle forced the US aircraft to take evasive action, according to officials. The drone came within 100 feet below...

Infant mortality disparity grows in Appalachia, study finds

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Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of “a nation’s health and well-being.” The study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, compared infant mortality and life expectancy rates in Appalachia with the rest of the United States between 1990 and 2013. It found while th...

RECALL: Polaris announces immediate recall of ATVs due to equipment failure

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an immediate recall for Polaris Scrambler all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to equipment failure. According to the CPSC, the recall includes 2,800 units of model year 2014 through 2017 Scrambler XP 1000 ATVS. At least nine incidents have been reported of the throttle release switch failing, and has caused two injuries thus far.  The CPSC warns that all consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and cont...

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for decriminalization of marijuana

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia’s Lt Gov. Ralph Northam calls for the decriminalization of marijuana in a letter to the Virginia State Crime Commission on Monday. Northam says Virginia’s current marijuana enforcement and sentencing laws remain “costly and disproportionately harmful to communities of color.” In the letter, Northam says Virginia spends $67 million on marijuana enforcement, which is enough to open up anot...

Dunbar Mayor Resigns for Job at ABCA

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West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy announced Terry Greenlee will serve as deputy commissioner of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration.

Charleston Mayor Requests User Fee Increase to Occur Sooner for Police Hires, Aspires for 2nd Police Station Video included

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - At a finance meeting in Charleston Monday evening, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones requested a user fee increase scheduled for the year 2020 to be pushed up sooner for police hires. Mayor Jones is requesting the user fee increase to occur as soon as possible to enable the city to be able to afford ten new police officer hires.  That user fee increase, an increase from $2.50 to $3.00 per week, was passed in 2015 and is currently scheduled to take into effect...

Ohio Auditor wants to withhold part of ECOT’s funding

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If you fund a school in advance, how do you get your money back if it closes? That’s the fundamental question behind the trepidation Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost has with funding ECOT prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year. 

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