—   VIDEO: AARP West Virginia State President Rich Stonestreet talks about the Mountain State’s most powerful voting bloc – 50+ voters – and how we can hold politicians accountable on critical issues like Medicare and Social Security by pledging to vote this November.   AARP has launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign provides information on where politicians stand on the issues and …

— West Virginia’s first broadcast gubernatorial debate of the 2016 General Election cycle was presented by AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Press Association on Tuesday, October 4. The hour-long debate originated from the Walker Theater at Charleston’s Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.  West Virginia Public Broadcasting produced the live television, radio and online broadcast, with Ashton Marra serving as moderator for the debate between gubernatorial candidates Senate President Bill Cole (R) and Jim Justice (D). You can watch the debate in its entirety below, in addition to …