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May 4, 2021 In The News
(Kitco News) - The precious metals have advanced another step in their journey to reclaim their historical status as a recognized currency in the U.S.
May 2, 2021 In The News
WASHINGTON — Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers. ... The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The decennial U.S. Census and its role in determining how many members of the House of Representatives represent each state is a duty outlined at the very beginning of the U.S. Constitution — Article I, Section 2.
May 2, 2021 In The News
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will go from three congressional districts to two districts in 2022, although it is not set how state legislators will divide the Mountain State. The U.S. Census Bureau published data last week regarding population rates nationwide, in which West Virginia led the country in population loss with a 3.2% decline based on the 2020 census. The state will lose one of its three seats in the U.S. House of Representatives because of the decrease.
May 2, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Human Rights Commission recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, a statute prohibiting employment and public discrimination based on factors including race, religion, age and disability.
May 1, 2021 In The News

It all became official on Monday.

April 29, 2021 In The News
The new U.S. Census figures have set the stage for congressional musical chairs in West Virginia. The decline in population here and the growth in other states translates into the loss of one of the state’s three congressional seats.
April 29, 2021 In The News
The announcement that California and six other states, mostly in the Midwest and Northeast, will lose House seats in the next Congress set off a wave of fundraising appeals from incumbent Democrats concerned about their efforts to hold on to their chamber majority in 2022. Democrats outnumber Republicans by almost 2-to-1 in the congressional delegations that will be reduced because of census data released Monday.
April 28, 2021 In The News
The first round of 2020 U.S. Census data is in, and as expected, West Virginia has lost more residents and another congressional seat. There are 1,793,716 people living in the Mountain State. There are also an additional 1,329 West Virginians living overseas, such as U.S. military members and federal civilian employees and their families.
April 28, 2021 In The News
Less than 48 hours after U.S. Census officials confirmed that West Virginia had the highest population loss in the nation over the past decade, more than a dozen Appalachian environmental groups held a virtual town hall to address something the Mountain State still has in abundance: abandoned mines. The groups held the meeting Wednesday afternoon in support of two federal bills that would provide continued funding for cleanup of abandoned mine lands and aim to incentivize states to complete mine reclamation projects that will encourage economic development in communities left reeling by the decline of the coal industry.
April 27, 2021 In The News
WHEELING — The pain of population loss — when it comes to representation in United States Congress — will be felt soon on both sides of the Ohio River.