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'''West Virginia''' is a state in the Appalachia region of the United States of America. West Virginia broke away from [[Virginia]] during the American Civil War and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863 (an anniversary now celebrated as West Virginia Day in the state). It is the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War. It is one of only two states to form by seceding from a pre-existing state, the other being Vermont.
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The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the South because much of the state is below the Mason-Dixon Line, despite its northern panhandle extending into Pennsylvania and Ohio as far north on parallel to Staten Island, [[New York]]. Many citizens of West Virginia claim they are part of Appalachia, rather than the Mid-Atlantic or the South, while the state's Northern Panhandle, and North-Central region feel an affinity for Pittsburgh, [[Pennsylvania]]. Also, those in the Eastern Panhandle feel a connection with the Washington, D.C. suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, and southern West Virginians often consider themselves Southerners. Finally, the towns and farms along the mid-[[Ohio]] River have an appearance and culture somewhat resembling the Midwest[citation needed]. For these reasons, West Virginia can be noted as the southernmost Northeastern state, the northernmost Southeastern state, the easternmost Midwestern state as well as the westernmost Eastern state. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
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The state is noted for its great natural beauty, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its labor history. It is also well known as a tourist destination for those people interested in outdoor activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, and hunting.
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'''March 7, 2009''': "Jefferson County's new zoning ordinance and a related petition are at the center of a debate.
  
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In December, members of Citizens for a Better Government in Jefferson County submitted more than 3,000 signatures that it had collected as part of a petition drive aimed at bringing the ordinance up for a public vote. As a result, a stay was placed on the ordinance. The previous ordinance was placed back in force until the election can take place.
  
==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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Since the petition's submission though, a new battle has begun, this one centered around whether the petition - and the names on it - should be considered [[SunshineReview:West Virginia Freedom of Information Act|public information]]." [http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/516735.html Read the full article here].
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===Statewide===
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* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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* [http://www.wvsos.com/elections/publications/cflaws.pdf Campaign Finance Laws]
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===Counties===
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* [[WV Barbour|Barbour]], [[WV Berkeley|Berkeley]], [[WV Boone|Boone]], [[WV Braxton|Braxton]], [[WV Brooke|Brooke]], [[WV Cabell|Cabell]], [[WV Calhoun|Calhoun]], [[WV Clay|Clay]], [[WV Doddridge|Doddridge]], [[WV Fayette|Fayette]], [[WV Gilmer|Gilmer]], [[WV Grant|Grant]], [[WV Greenbrier|Greenbrier]],[[WV Hampshire| Hampshire]], [[WV Hancock|Hancock]], [[WV Hardy|Hardy]], [[WV Harrison|Harrison]], [[WV Jackson|Jackson]], [[WV Jefferson|Jefferson]], [[WV Kanawha|Kanawha]], [[WV Lewis|Lewis]], [[WV Lincoln|Lincoln]], [[WV Logan|Logan]], [[WV McDowell|McDowell]], [[WV Marion|Marion]], [[WV Marshall|Marshall]], [[WV Mason|Mason]], [[WV Mercer|Mercer]], [[WV Mineral|Mineral]], [[WV Mingo|Mingo]], [[WV Monongalia|Monongalia]], [[WV Monroe|Monroe]], [[WV Morgan|Morgan]], [[WV Nicholas|Nicholas]], [[WV Ohio|Ohio]], [[WV Pendleton|Pendleton]], [[WV Pleasants|Pleasants]], [[WV Pocahontas|Pocahontas]], [[WV Preston|Preston]], [[WV Putnam|Putnam]], [[WV Raleigh|Raleigh]], [[WV Randolph|Randolph]], [[WV Ritchie|Ritchie]], [[WV Roane|Roane]], [[WV Summers|Summers]], [[WV Taylor|Taylor]], [[WV Tucker|Tucker]], [[WV Tyler|Tyler]], [[WV Upshur|Upshur]], [[WV Wayne|Wayne]], [[WV Webster|Webster]], [[WV Wetzel|Wetzel]], [[WV Wirt|Wirt]], [[WV Wood|Wood]], [[WV Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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'''Government of West Virginia'''<br>
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[[West Virginia Constitution]]
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[[Judgepedia:West Virginia Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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[[West_Virginia_House_of_Delegates|House of Delegates]]
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[[West Virginia Senate|Senate]]
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[[West Virginia Governor|Governor]]
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[[West Virginia Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]]
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[[West Virginia Attorney General|Attorney General]]
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[[West Virginia Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]
  
==Government and City Links==
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'''West Virginia Counties'''<br>
* [http://wv.gov West Virginia's Official Site]
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[[Sunshinereview:Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]] • [[Sunshinereview:Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]] • [[Sunshinereview:Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]] • [[Sunshinereview:Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]] • [[Sunshinereview:Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]] • [[Sunshinereview:Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]] • [[Sunshinereview:Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]] • [[Sunshinereview:Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] • [[Sunshinereview:Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall]] • [[Sunshinereview:Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]] • [[Sunshinereview:Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral]] • [[Sunshinereview:Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]] • [[Sunshinereview:Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]] • [[Sunshinereview:Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]] • [[Sunshinereview:Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]] • [[Sunshinereview:Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]] • [[Sunshinereview:Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Summers County, West Virginia|Summers]] • [[Sunshinereview:Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]] • [[Sunshinereview:Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]] •
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[[Sunshinereview:Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]] •'''[[Sunshinereview:West Virginia counties|All West Virginia counties...]]'''
  
===Key Government Officials===
 
* [[Joe Manchin III]]
 
* [[Darrell V. McGraw, Jr.]]
 
* [[Betty Ireland]]
 
* [[West Virginia Secretary of State]]
 
  
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{{West Virginia}}
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'''Laws and history'''
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'''Media and activism'''
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Revision as of 12:42, 21 May 2009

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West Virginia ballot news

Jefferson FOIA request proves contentious

March 7, 2009: "Jefferson County's new zoning ordinance and a related petition are at the center of a debate.

In December, members of Citizens for a Better Government in Jefferson County submitted more than 3,000 signatures that it had collected as part of a petition drive aimed at bringing the ordinance up for a public vote. As a result, a stay was placed on the ordinance. The previous ordinance was placed back in force until the election can take place.

Since the petition's submission though, a new battle has begun, this one centered around whether the petition - and the names on it - should be considered public information." Read the full article here.

...more West Virginia ballot news

West Virginia Government

Government of West Virginia
West Virginia ConstitutionSupreme CourtHouse of DelegatesSenateGovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of State

West Virginia Counties
BarbourBerkeleyBooneBraxtonBrookeCabellCalhounClayDoddridgeFayetteGilmerGrantGreenbrierHampshireHancockHardyHarrisonJacksonJeffersonKanawhaLewisLincolnLoganMarionMarshallMasonMcDowellMercerMineralMingoMonongaliaMonroeMorganNicholasOhioPendletonPleasantsPocahontasPrestonPutnamRaleighRandolphRitchieRoaneSummersTaylorTuckerTylerUpshurWayneWebsterWetzelWirtWoodWyomingAll West Virginia counties...


Ballots and elections

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West Virginians can vote on...

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