W.Va. Senate suspends rules during first day of Legislative Session, advances 23 bills

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state’s 86th Legislature was gavelled into session on Wednesday, and while the House of Delegates published several hundred bills intended for introduction, the Senate opted to bypass protocol. Choosing to suspend constitutional-rules which require that proposed legislation be read three separate times on three different days, the […]

THE BACK PEW–Jan 11, 2023

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The 86th West Virginia Legislature convenes today. Republicans hold all constitutional offices, 88 of 100 House seats, and 31 of 34 Senate seats. We live in a one-party state.  But if you think that means the trains will all run on time, think again. We are in for a ride over […]

MLK Day Celebration planned for Lewisburg

At 11:00 a.m. on January 16, 2023, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will begin with a march from the Greenbrier County Courthouse to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church via Washington Street. Before the march, Chris Winston of Mount Tabor Baptist Church will inspire the participants with an invocation and a short oration. Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White will read her […]

EDITORIAL: The 525,600 minutes of 2022

By Matthew Young, RealWV It’s been nearly three decades since Jonathan Larson asked us one very simple question: “How do you measure a year?” The 525,600 minutes between January 1 and December 31 held a lot of daylights, sunsets, midnights, and cups of coffee. In 2022, we certainly had our share of laughter in the […]

Legislative Lookahead: WVU’s Deskins says W.Va. must get more of its people into the workforce

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s continued short-term economic growth remains uncertain for 2023; however, as the 86th Legislature prepares to convene on Wednesday, there are several indicators that leaders should watch as they guide the state through this economic “turbulence,” according to Dr. John Deskins, director of the West […]