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With a 21-3 vote Monday night, the Charleston City Council passed a bill authorizing the use of motorized scooters on city streets.

On this week's "Highlights," Jim Strawn talks to Briana Martin about Covenant House and their upcoming fundraiser Chef's Challenge.

The Kanawha Kordsmen and friends will lead a concert and group sing called “The New Normal” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. 

Gazette-Mail editorial: "Everyone can be broadly categorized as pro-choice or pro-life, but everyone comes to that decision in a different way.. This should go on the ballot. But it probably won't"

Op-ed by Hoppy Kercheval: "The people are empowered to vote those same representatives out if they do not like their decision [on abortion]."

Column by Tom Crouser: "Donald Trump is apparently under investigation for violations of the Espionage Act which, according to The Hill and the boys at the barbershop, sidelined every other piece of political news this week."

Op-ed by Richard Stonestreet: "After decades of environmental harm, there is much more work to be done. Today we are celebrating Manchin’s courage in standing up for the people and for a robust, clean economy."

Op-ed by Susan Johnson: "The test data will likely be used by those American Legislative Exchange Council-supported lawmakers to argue for even more defunding of public education. This comes at a time of crisis in classroom staffing."


Sen. Manchin's resistance to the linchpin of Pres. Biden's climate agenda leaves West Virginians particularly prone to future climate impacts:

Several state employees have been suspended after a photo emerged depicting a training class of roughly 30 corrections officers performing a Nazi salute -- by @jake_zuckerman 

Public schools to stay closed Monday as teacher strike continues

When COVID-19 ravaged a black Baptist church community in North Central WV, residents reached out to their state lawmakers for help. Nobody returned their calls.

West Virginia is the fifth least affordable state in the country — not because its cost of living is particularly high, but because wages are so low.

@SenSanders  appeared tonight in Charleston and urged @SenCapito  to vote against the Senate's ACA replacement bill.

The Office of Congressional Ethics has released data indicating that more than a fifth of all matters it referred to the House Ethics Committee last year were regarding U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, .

All 55 WV counties have canceled school Thursday. The strike continues.

Column by Bil Lepp: "If these white people don’t want their children feeling guilty about the past, perhaps they should act more responsibly in the present."