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This week from Charleston

May 5, 2014 I have had a busy couple of weeks traveling in West Virginia and elsewhere. Last Saturday, I spoke on the Elk River chemical spill at a successful Earth Day Festival at Morgans Grove Park. more »»

This week from Charleston

April 18, 2014 One of the bills proffered by the Governor the Governor this year was to promote easier transferability of professional licenses of members of the military and their spouses. more »»

A season of new life

April 18, 2014 After 20 good years as a Jesuit, I came to the conclusion that the skin just did not fit anymore and so, after nine months of pondering so momentous a decision, I stepped out the door into the wide... more »»

This week from Charleston

April 4, 2014 The biggest news of the week was that Governor Tomblin signed the minimum wage bill. HB 4283 increased West Virginia’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.75 per hour over two years. more »»

This week from Charleston

March 28, 2014 The 2014 session focused on many aspects of government reform. One of the reform bills that made it into law is SB 356. more »»

This week from Charleston

March 21, 2014 As predicted, the Governor called us in to special session and the fracking waste bill and the haircut bill were both considered again. more »»

How do we get there? You're already there!

March 21, 2014 “How do we get there?” was the question raised last Tuesday at the conclusion of the first meeting of the Café Society, an intergenerational dialogue held every Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30 in th... more »»

This week from Charleston

March 14, 2014 The 2014 session of the Legislature has been gaveled to a close, and it’s time to begin looking back at what made it and what did not. more »»

This week from Charleston

February 28, 2014 This past Wednesday was “cross-over” day. If a bill did not make it out of either house, it died. A lot of good bills did not make it for various reasons. more »»

Is spiritual development practical?

February 21, 2014 So this is a monthly column on spiritual development and today’s topic: Is spiritual development practical? Of course my answer is “yes”! Here are some reasons why. more »»

This week from Charleston

February 21, 2014 This last week was critical in that all bills originating in the House make it out of committee on the Forty-seventh Day in order to make it to a floor vote prior to “cross-over” day, which is the... more »»

This week from Charleston

February 16, 2014 The Minimum Wage Bill passed the House this week. If this bill becomes law, the minimum wage will go up on Jan. 1, 2017 and again the following. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 31, 2014 Things are moving very quickly in the Legislature. This week one of the bills that I am lead sponsor on, HB 2966, The Internet Privacy Protection Act, passed the House of Delegates 97-0. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 24, 2014 The effects of the chemical spill are still being felt. The smell continues to be present in some places nearly ten days after the disaster. more »»

The Wise Guyde

January 24, 2014 This is a column about matters of the spirit. It will not be promoting any particular religion or political point of view. Those are up to yo. more »»

This week from Charleston

January 17, 2014 My first column of the new session should be optimistic and hopeful. It should recognize the Governor’s State of the State and his agenda for this year’s legislative session. more »»

Don’t Let Finances Add to Your Holiday Stress

December 27, 2013 (StatePoint) With the holiday season in full swing, minding one’s budget can sometimes be as much of a challenge as watching your waistline. more »»

Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Cooking and Baking

November 29, 2013 (StatePoint) Anything to make entertaining easier is a welcome gift around the holiday season. more »»

Five Tips for Making the Holidays More Affordable

November 18, 2013 (StatePoint) Getting the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list doesn’t mean you have to go over-budget. more »»

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to Ask Your Doctor

October 22, 2013 (StatePoint) No one wants to think about breast cancer often, but there’s definitely one person with whom you should discuss the topic annually -- your doctor. more »»

 
 
 

 

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