Republican Shelley Capito Defeats Democrat Natalie Tennant for West Virginia’s Open Senate Seat

West Virginia’s Senate race has been called, and Republican Shelley Moore Capito defeated Democrat Natalie Tennant. Most polls leading up to this election showed Capito headed toward an easy victory in a big pickup for Republicans who are hoping to take control of the Senate. This was for Democrat Jay Rockefeller’s seat, an incumbent who decided […]

Company Responsible for West Virginia Chemical Spill No-Shows Congressional Hearing

The entire fiasco that’s been the Freedom Industries chemical spill into the water source for thousands of West Virginia residents seems to get worse by the day. It started with reports about the company not reporting the spill immediately.  Then questions about exactly what chemicals were spilled.  Then there was the classic press gathering where […]

Wal-Mart Seeks Police Protection While Stocking Water in Crisis-Stricken West Virginia

Things are really bad in West Virginia right now.  If you haven’t heard, there’s been a chemical spill that’s contaminated the drinking water for nine counties in western West Virginia and impacted approximately 300,000 people. About 5,000 gallons of a chemical used by the coal industry to wash coal of impurities spilt into the Elk […]