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West Virginia House of Delegates passes bill allowing K-12 teachers to carry firearms

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West Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill on Wednesday allowing teachers and other school staff to carry guns in K-12 public schools as “school protection officers.” ” Supporters of the bill argue that not every school system in West Virginia can afford to hire a full-time school resource officer. .”

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West Virginia legislator introduces bills classifying transgender people as ‘obscene matter’ and banning gender-affirming care for people under 21

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West Virginia State Senator Mike Azinger introduced a slew of bills targeting transgender people on Wednesday, including a bill to classify transgender people as “obscene matter” and a bill banning gender-affirming care for people under the age of 21. The bills also increased the associated fines and jail time.

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US Supreme Court refuses to reinstate West Virginia ban on transgender athletes

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The US Supreme Court Thursday refused to reinstate West Virginia’s ban on transgender athletes. In 2021, West Virginia passed a law that prohibited people assigned male at birth from competing on girls sports teams. . Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

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West Virginia AG announces $83M opioid settlement agreement with Walgreens

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday that pharmacy retailer Walgreens has agreed to pay an $83 million settlement over its opioid distribution practices within an 8-year period. ” In September 2022, Walmart agreed to settle with Morrisey for over $65 million and CVS settled for $82.5

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Medication abortion drug manufacturer challenges West Virginia restrictions 

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Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of West Virginia, challenging the state’s restrictions on medication abortions. GenBioPro alleges that West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection Act is unconstitutional because the FDA approval of mifepristone preempts the state’s restrictions.

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US federal judge rules drug distributors not responsible for West Virginia opioid epidemic

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday ruled in favor of drug companies in landmark case City of Huntington, West Virginia v. The post US federal judge rules drug distributors not responsible for West Virginia opioid epidemic appeared first on JURIST - News.

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West Virginia governor signs bill banning abortions based on disability

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill Monday that would ban parents from seeking abortions because of potential disability. The post West Virginia governor signs bill banning abortions based on disability appeared first on JURIST - News.

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