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It's starting to look like layoff week at factories where Donald Trump has bragged about jobs.

Donald Trump's successful jobs record continues apace. Carrier just announced 600 layoffs at the factory where Trump supposedly saved' 1,000 jobs. And then there's Boeing. Trump visited a South Carolina Boeing factory not long after his inauguration, saying that: We are going to fight for every last American job.' We're ...

- Daily Kos - US

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage? Lessons from the past.

By Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University. Larissa Pisney of Denver protests outside the Aurora, Colorado offices of Rep. Mike Coffman to show her displeasure with efforts to dismantle the ACA. David Zalubowski/AP After much secrecy and no publi...

- The Raw Story - US

FERC Repeats Failure on Mountain Valley Pipeline Review.

Oil Change InternationalThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a controversial 303-mile pipeline that would carry 2 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day from West Virginia through Virginia.

- Common Dreams - US

EPA delay imperils communities of color near chemical plants.

EPA delay imperils communities of color near chemical plantsBy Keith Rushing | Friday, June 23, 2017 On August 6, 2012, a fire and explosion at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. caused 15,000 people to seek medical treatment. Nick Fullerton / CC BY-NC 2.0 Pam Nixon lives in an area of West Virginia called Chemical ...

- Earthjustice - US

The Latest: West Virginia recalls deadly flood as Cindy near.

The Latest on Tropical Depression Cindy : 8:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest.

Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

- FOX News - US

How The Next Generation Of West Virginians Are Building A Way Out Of The State's Coal Economy.

A new documentary called From the Ashes aims to generate support for millennial entrepreneurs working to open up a new, clean energy focused economy. Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as Brandon Dennison is quick to tell me, 'is nothing like the rest of the state.' It’s a small, quaint college town of around 3,500 ...

- Fast Company - US

WATCH: Passengers evacuate JetBlue plane amid emergency.

Passengers evacuated via emergency slides after a JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, amid reports of smoke in the cabin.

- ABC News - US

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia.

- Townhall.com - US

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump visited this Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs.

Five months ago at a Boeing factory in South Carolina, President Donald Trump proclaimed, "We are going to fight for every last American job."On Thursday , workers at the North Charleston plant learned they'd soon face...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Boeing plans job cuts at South Carolina facility where Trump declared he would 'fight for every last American job'

AP Photo/Evan VucciSome workers at a Boeing facility in South Carolina are being laid off from the company, nearly five months after President Donald Trump visited the plant, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. “We are going to fight for every last American job,” Trump said during a stop at the North ...

- Business Insider - US

John Oliver, HBO sued by coal company, CEO over Last Week Tonight segment

An Ohio-based coal company and its CEO are suing Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation, claiming on his June 18 show, Oliver executed a "maliciously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation" of Robert Murray and Murray Energy. In a suit filed Wednesday in West Virginia, ...

- The Week - US

The Latest: West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy : 4:05 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Minor league baseball team apologizes for mocking Tim Tebow's faith during game

The general manager of the Charleston RiverDogs apologized after the minor league baseball team jokingly mocked Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow's Christian faith during a…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Teen dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' after white-water rafting, now her parents are suing

Soon after graduating high school in 2016, American teen Lauren Seitz joined her youth music ministry group to sing at churches and nursing homes around Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.

- Stuff - NZ

Conservative Senate Democrats Targeted with Anti-Trumpcare Billboards in West Virginia, Indiana and North Dakota

Credo ActionCREDO announced today that it had placed #ResistTrumpcare billboards in strategic locations in West Virginia, Indiana and North Dakota pressuring Sens. Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp not to work with Republicans on legislation that would take health care away from millions of Americans. The three ...

- Common Dreams - US

Democrats hold the Senate floor overnight to talk Trumpcare in defiance of McConnell

Campaign Action Inspired by the news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the schedule for Trumpcare with a vote next week, Senate Democrats took to the floor for an extended talk-a-thon Monday night. They hammered again and again on the life-and-death harm it would do to Americans as well as the profoundly ...

- Daily Kos - US

JetBlue is having a flash sale with one-way flights as low as $20 right now

Flickr/Bob P.B. The INSIDER Summary: JetBlue just announced a flash sale. The sale includes domestic and international travel. The sale applies to 20 cities, with the lowest fares coming in at $20 one-way. JetBlue is having a flash sale with one-way flights for as little as $20, right now. The $20 fares are for ...

- Business Insider - US

GBT Captures Orion Blazing Bright in Radio Light

Green Bank WV Jun 20, 2017 A team of astronomers has unveiled a striking new image of the Orion Molecular Cloud - a bustling stellar nursery teeming with bright, young stars and dazzling regions of hot, glowing gas. The researchers used the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to study a 50 ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Radio astronomers peer deep into the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula

Toronto, Canada Jun 20, 2017 Astronomers have released an image of a vast filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula. The image shows ammonia molecules within a 50-light-year long filament detected through radio observations made with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Minor League Team Mocks Tim Tebow With Scoreboard Graphic of Him Crying

The Charleston RiverDogs had some fun this weekend at Tim Tebow's expense while his Columbia Fireflies were in town. As Fireflies players came up to bat Saturday, the graphic on the scoreboard for players besides Tebow showed a picture of the player with Tebow crying in the background and read “Not Tim Tebow.” ...

- Breitbart - US

Memorial, parks honor victims of 2016 West Virginia floods

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. " Rain falling like it would never end has changed the meaning of summer in this tiny corner of Appalachia.When the downpour finally stopped in White Sulphur Springs on June 23, 2016, five lives...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Peering deep into the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula

Astronomers have released an image of a vast filament of star-forming gas, 1,200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula.The image shows ammonia molecules within a 50-light-year long filament detected through radio observations made with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. It ...

- ENN - US

9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers gunned down in a racist shooting attack on a South Carolina church.

- Yahoo! News - US

Memorial, parks honor victims of 2016 West Virginia floods

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Rain falling like it would never end has changed the meaning of summer in this tiny corner of Appalachia.

- Billings Gazette - US

Memorial, parks honor victims of 2016 West Virginia floods

Rain falling like it would never end has changed the meaning of summer in this tiny corner of Appalachia.

- WRAL.com - US

West Virginia board rejects plan to consolidate 5 schools

- Education Week - US

West Virginia board nixes county's school consolidation plan

- Education Week - US

Summer nutrition for schoolchildren starts in West Virginia

- Education Week - US

West Virginians are realistic about coal's demise, even if politicians aren't

Lawmaker praises Scott Pruitt for creating sense of hope' in state.Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, during last year's presidential campaign. CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve HelberA West Virginia congressman on Thursday praised Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for supporting the ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Dark Lord of Coal' says mine tragedy that killed 29 isn't his fault

A 2010 explosion in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 of the 39 employees on site. Most of the blame for the tragedy fell on Don Blankenship, the CEO of the mine's parent company, Massey Energy, which was already being monitored by the feds. Before the

- VICE News - US

How a Conspiracy Theorist’s Call About a Dirty Bomb Shut Down Part of a Port

A section of the Port of Charleston was closed for more than seven hours as nearly a dozen federal, state and local agencies searched a container ship.

- New York Times - US

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