West Virginia National Guard Cancels Town Hall, Sanders Vows To Hold It ‘In The Streets’

As the former presidential candidate continues to draw thousands in red states, officials pulled the plug on Monday speech in impoverished McDowell County, West Virginia

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

(REPORT) --- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will not be "intimidated" from speaking in West Virginia's McDowell County, "one of the poorest areas in one of our poorest states," after officials pulled the plug on a Monday town hall event. "If anyone in West Virginia government thinks that I will be intimidated from going to McDowell County,

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Executives Get One Month In Prison For Massive Chemical Spill That Poisoned WV Water Supply

After the incident, the company was fined $900,000, but they declared bankruptcy quickly after the spill so the executives were able to avoid this penalty through liquidation.Four other executives from the company have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay fines, but managed to avoid jail time.

Two former executives with the bankrupt Freedom Industries were sentenced to one month in federal prison for their responsibility in the chemical spill that poisoned water supplies in West Virginia over two years ago. The chemical spill tainted the water supply of 300,000 people in West Virginia for weeks. The incident occurred in January of

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West Virginians Look Toward The Sun, Say No To Coal, Fracking

West Virginia may be best known as the source of the coal that built America and keeps its lights on, yet communities throughout the state are taking back their energy independence and going solar.

Evell Meade, Greg Dotson, Mark Hunt

Evell Meade of Kermit, W.Va., Greg Dotson of Parkersburg, W.Va. and Mark Hunt of Charleston, W.Va., from left to right, carry a solar panel into a doctor's office in Williamson, W.Va. A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia's southern coalfields region this week:  a rooftop

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VIDEO: West Virginia Gas Line Explodes In Fourth Major Pipeline Incident This Month

As Congress continues to debate over Keystone XL, a series of major pipeline failures proves that eventually «All Pipelines Leak,» as protesters often say.

A gas pipeline in Brooke County, West Virginia exploded into a ball of flames on Monday morning, marking the fourth major mishap at a U.S. pipeline this month. No one was hurt in the explosion, but residents told the local WTRF 7 news station that they could see a massive fireball shooting hundreds of feet into the air. An emergency dispatcher

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Justice Is Blind To Those Who Can’t Afford It

MintPress explores the two vastly different prosecutory worlds available to those with money, power and influence, and those without it, finding discrepancies between how the U.S. justice system handles corporate and street crimes.

WASHINGTON --- Two days after a Staten Island grand jury acquitted NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, banking and financial services giant BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP) was able to delay sentencing that would force it to pay $8.9 billion for pleading guilty to violating U.S. sanctions regulations. Nobody at the global banking

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States Push Back Against Warrantless Surveillance

State-by-state, legislation is being created to ensure Americans’ rights to privacy and guarantee other civil liberties in the wake of NSA revelations of federal surveillance programs.

Eric Friedberg

In the post-Snowden, National Security Agency revelations in the United States, it appears states have stepped up to the plate to offer their constituents protections against warrantless surveillance. With the federal government yet to implement any sort of protection following the NSA revelations, states are issuing legislation intended to thwart

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