Political maneuvering wins the day as HB 2007 advances out of committee

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The full array of political theatrics was on display Wednesday, as Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, and Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Trump, R-Morgan, played a nearly four-hour-long game of legislative chicken with HB 2007, the highly controversial bill seeking to prohibit minors from receiving gender-affirming medical and psychological […]

BACK PEW–Breaking down the details

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV March 8, 2023 Last week, I wrote at length about how politics has become a performance. Right on cue, our leaders proceeded to hold a balloon drop photo op to celebrate a tax cut and pay raise for public employees…while quietly giving themselves a much larger raise and increasing employee insurance […]

Senate Committee on Government Organization considers real estate licensing requirements, combining municipal county operations

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Committee on Government Organization, on Wednesday, considered several pieces of legislation, including HB 3354, which seeks to, “authorize municipalities to combine operations with other municipalities and counties to provide governmental services.” As explained in the text of the bill, HB 3354 authorizes, “Municipalities […]

House Education Committee advances bill requiring that public schools publish curriculum online

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Education Committee, on Tuesday, engaged in contentious debate regarding a bill that would require public schools to publish curriculum online at the beginning of every school year.  Sponsored by Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, and Senate Minority Leader Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, SB 422 would also mandate […]

Senate Health and Human Resources Committee looks at tracking OTC medicines and ‘benefit cliffs’ impact on the direct care workforce

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee moved along four bills on Tuesday, including one to continue tracking over-the-counter cold and flu medicine purchases, and advanced a committee resolution to determine the impact that “benefit cliffs” have on the direct care workforce. The first bill advanced, […]

Michelle McFall

Michelle Groves McFall was born in Union, West Virginia. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Carol Groves. She is married to Mike McFall and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. She has been an activity community since she was 16 years old. She was award the State Farmer Degree in High […]

Barbara Nissman returns to Charleston March 16

MUSIC CLASSIC SERIES CONTINUES MARCH 16th AT CULTURE CENTER @ 6PM WITH GERSHWIN MEETS BRAHMS! The Music Classic Series at the Culture Center is a three-concert series hosted by Steinway “Legend” and Lewisburg resident Barbara Nissman, designed to introduce classical music to new audiences, as well as inspire and entertain current classical music enthusiasts. Admission […]