In a recent tweet, David Gura, a broadcast journalist currently with NPR, tweeted Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., about a seeming irony of one his stances in the hard-fought battle over a key element of President Joe Biden’s agenda. After word emerged that Manchin had thrown cold water on a “billionaire’s tax” proposal by […]Read More
To help you find the truth in West Virginia politics, reporters and researchers from PolitiFact West Virginia examine statements by elected officials and candidates – and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance – provides context for those statements and then rates their accuracy according to PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter. PolitiFact West Virginia is a partnership of 100 Days in Appalachia, Pulitzer Prize winning PolitiFact and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University.
Did the U.S. military take over the site where a truck carrying coronavirus vaccines crashed in Morgantown, West Virginia? That’s what a recent viral social media post said. The viral tweet, also shared across other social media platforms, said that “near Morgantown, WV, a Moderna shipment truck crashed, hazmat dispatched, airspace […]Read More
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice took a victory lap on national cable networks on Feb. 1, explaining how West Virginia succeeded in vaccinating a greater share of its residents than any other state. In appearances on both CNN and MSNBC, Justice said that his state had actually injected more than […]Read More
President Donald Trump prematurely, and falsely, said early Wednesday that he won re-election for president, and called for the counting of ballots in the United States to cease. “This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country,” Trump said in remarks from the East […]Read More
President Donald Trump returned to Pennsylvania on Tuesday for the first time since his COVID-19 hospitalization and told supporters at a rally in Johnstown that he’d revived the nation’s struggling coal mining industry. “We’re putting our great coal miners back to work,” Trump said. We wondered whether the president fulfilled a campaign promise he […]Read More
The opioid epidemic has raged across the United States in recent years, but it has affected West Virginia more severely than most states. In 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, West Virginia ranked second only to Vermont in per capita overdose deaths from heroin and first in deaths from synthetic opioids. […]Read More