War protesters picket Capitol office

About 50 people picketed near Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s office in Kanawha City at noon Friday, asking her to support a House resolution opposing President Bush’s plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Police later removed one protester and issued him a citation. Later Friday afternoon, that resolution passed the House of Representatives, 246-182.…Read More

Activist groups to protest Bush visit

President Bush shouldn’t expect a warm welcome from every Charleston resident when he comes to town next week. Two local activist groups — West Virginia Patriots for Peace and the Citizen Action Group — are planning to protest Bush’s Wednesday visit to a South Hills residence for a private campaign fundraiser for Congresswoman Shelley Moore…Read More

Concert will feature ’60s music and clothes – Audience invited to dress the part and sing along to the protest songs

Friday night, Christ Church United Methodist Church will step back to the 1960s for a concert that benefits a local organization devoted to peace efforts. Organizers are hoping audience members will join in the fun by donning bell bottoms and tie-dyed T-shirts and even sing along to some of their favorite ’60s songs by Joni…Read More

Governor apologizes to peace group

Gov. Joe Manchin has apologized in writing and in person to the West Virginia Patriots for Peace for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan that offended them. Manchin accompanied three other governors on an Easter weekend trip sponsored by the Department of Defense that concluded with an Oval Office meeting with President Bush and a Rose…Read More