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Saira Blair: Youngest Lawmaker in U.S. History

Saira Blair: Youngest Lawmaker in U.S. History

Saira Blair has become the youngest lawmaker in U.S. history. The 18-year-old West Virginia University (WVU) freshman managed to beat out her 44-year-old opponent, attorney Layne Diehl, during the General Election on Tuesday, November 4 for a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Her landslide victory has made her the youngest elected official […]

Saira Blair Is One Election From Becoming Youngest House Delegate Elected

Saira Blair Is One Election From Becoming Youngest House Delegate Elected

Saira Blair is one election away from becoming the youngest person ever seated to the West Virginia House. The 17 year old beat Republican Larry Kump by 150 votes in the Eastern Panhandle primary. Midterm turnout for the primary vote was low. Close to 1,600 votes were cast for the West Virginia 59th House District […]

West Virginia Teen Wins GOP Primary

West Virginia Teen Wins GOP Primary

Less than a month before graduating from high school, a West Virginia teen has won her first election. 17-year-old Saira Blair ran in the Republican primary for state delegate and beat the incumbent state lawmaker Larry Krump in what might be the best graduation present ever. Some have pointed to Blair’s high level of accomplishment […]

Fracking Has Benefited Local Unions and Trade Workers

Fracking Has Benefited Local Unions and Trade Workers

Fracking has benefited local unions and trade workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. After years of watching nonunion workers take on fracking jobs in the oil and gas fields of the Utica Shale and Marcellus, unions have found jobs supporting the growing industry. During the early days of shale drilling, unions complained about the lack […]

West Virginia Water Woes Aren’t Just Because of a Chemical Spill

West Virginia Water Woes Aren’t Just Because of a Chemical Spill

Most West Virginians who had their water taps shut off after a chemical spill was discovered on the Elk River in January have been told their water is safe to drink and bathe in. But even though business in Kanawha Valley is back to normal, some communities outside the Charleston region are still coping without […]

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