Virginia Forest Service Allows Mountain Valley Pipeline to Move Ahead


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By Pat Thomas | January 11, 2021 ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ/USDA Release) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its decision updating an environmental analysis that allows the construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline on 3.5 miles of the Jefferson National Forest. The USDA Forest Service issued a final Record of Decision that amends the Jefferson National Forest Land and Resource …Read More

HHS eliminates LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.


Brian Skinner Adoption, Government & Policy, LGBTQ

  By Paige Winfield Cunningham, – Washington Post – January 13, 2021.   The Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a rule change that will permit social-service providers that receive government funds to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.   “Critics claim the new guidance could have wide-ranging implications for agencies that …Read More

Drug and Health-Focused Groups Urge Incoming Biden Administration to Address Opioid Abuse and End the Drug War


Brian Skinner Government & Policy, Opioid Drug Crisis

By Brian Skinner, Esq. The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that more than 200 drug and health-focused groups are urging the incoming Biden administration to address opioid abuse and end the drug war. The letter calls on the incoming administration to take bold, decisive, evidence-based action that shifts the government’s response to substance use. The The …Read More

Report: Bailey Is First Woman To Lead Judicial Association | WVPB https://www.wvpublic.org/government/2022-01-17/report-bailey-is-first-woman-to-lead-judicial-association

Beach will seek seat on Mon County Commission | 104.5 FM & 1440 AM | The Voice of Morgantown | Morgantown, WV http://wajr.com/beach-will-seek-seat-on-mon-county-commission/

Lawsuit questions if state overrode local control to benefit specific hotel project - WV MetroNews https://wvmetronews.com/2022/01/16/lawsuit-questions-if-state-overrode-local-control-to-benefit-specific-hotel-project/

Session’s First Week Was A Notable One | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer https://www.theintelligencer.net/opinion/local-columns/2022/01/sessions-first-week-was-a-notable-one/

West Virginia, worst in the nation on bridges, gets $500 million to improve them - WV MetroNews https://wvmetronews.com/2022/01/16/west-virginia-worst-in-the-nation-on-bridges-gets-500-million-to-improve-them/

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