John Raby, The Associated Press

John Raby

The Associated Press

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Past articles by John:

West Virginia: First to worst in COVID-19 vaccine efforts

West Virginia was at the forefront of U.S. state rollouts when coronavirus vaccines became available in January → Read More

West Virginia lawmaker compares federal vaccine rule to Nazi Germany

West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany. → Read More

WVa gov: Being unvaccinated is ‘bad choice’ as records fall

West Virginia hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID-19 patients as the number of people seeking treatment for the virus hit a record of 893 at midweek. → Read More

COVID hospitalizations, cases set records in West Virginia

The number of positive cases and people hospitalized for the coronavirus in West Virginia have smashed records. → Read More

West Virginia cash-for-worker program seeks more applicants

A program offering cash incentives for out-of-state workers to move to West Virginia has welcomed its first round of new residents, and more people can now apply → Read More

West Virginia woman pleads guilty to entering US Capitol

Gracyn Dawn Courtright of Hurricane, West Virginia, entered the plea by conference call before a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to a charge of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. → Read More

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several opioid manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April → Read More

Department of Justice challenges Arkansas transgender restrictions

Arkansas became the first state to ban gender-confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth. → Read More

Feds: West Virginia transgender athlete ban violates law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that the ban violates federal law. → Read More

Arkansas, West Virginia transgender bans unconstitutional, Justice Dept. says

The department filed statements of interest in lawsuits that seek to overturn new laws in those states. → Read More

Arkansas, West Virginia transgender bans unconstitutional, Justice Dept. says

The DOJ said the laws in both states violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. It also said the West Virginia law violates Title IX. → Read More

Arkansas, West Virginia transgender bans unconstitutional, Justice Dept. says

The department filed statements of interest in lawsuits that seek to overturn new laws in those states. → Read More

Arkansas, West Virginia transgender bans unconstitutional, Justice Dept. says

The DOJ said the laws in both states violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. It also said the West Virginia law violates Title IX. → Read More

Arkansas, West Virginia transgender bans unconstitutional, Justice Dept. says

The department filed statements of interest in lawsuits that seek to overturn new laws in those states. → Read More

West Virginia sees largest population decline in US

According to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, West Virginia lost a higher percentage of its residents than any other state in the nation. → Read More

West Virginia sees largest population decline in US

According to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, West Virginia lost a higher percentage of its residents than any other state in the nation. → Read More

Leaving home: West Virginia population drop is largest in US

West Virginia has seen a higher percentage of residents depart than any other state in the past decade → Read More

Leaving home: West Virginia population drop is largest in US

According to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, West Virginia lost a higher percentage of its residents than any other state in the nation. → Read More

Leaving home: West Virginia population drop is largest in US

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — After her company told employees in 2017 to start working remotely, customer service representative Haley Miller decided to break from her lifelong home of West Virginia. The oceanfront beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida, provide a far different view than the mountains of her native state. There are palm trees, a vivacious arts and restaurant scene — and fewer potholes.… → Read More

Manchin courtship: WVa senator joins Jill Biden at clinic

The White House’s courtship of Joe Manchin has followed the U.S. senator to his home state of West Virginia → Read More