This Week In WV Strong August 19 - 25 - West Virginia Strong

This Week In WV Strong August 19 - 25

It's been quite the week in WV, and we hope WVStrong has given you a fresh perspective on the headlines. Here's a quick run-down of some of our stories for the week incase you missed any. Be sure to share your favorite WV Strong stories with your friends and family!

Last Vet Standing: Thirty Two And A Half, By Bil Lepp

Clyde Crowley got shot down over Germany on the return leg of what would have been his last bomber mission before being rotated home and, consequently, he spent the last months of World War II in the hands of the Luftwaffe. As Steven Coonts put it in Flight of the Intruder, "He logged one less landing than take-off."...Read More

Until You See It Firsthand: Interview With Former Delegate Bill Flanigan, By Dan Heyman

In 2016, Bill Flanigan made his first speech on the floor of the legislature. Flanigan had been named by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as a Republican Delegate to fill an empty seat in Monongalia County, and he spoke passionately about how medical cannabis had helped him deal with his cancer treatment. Observers credited that speech with helping to kill a bill that would have increased mandatory sentences for people caught with marijuana...Read More

A Tale Of Two Bus Drivers

Talking politics and taking care of business: West Virginians don't let different different opinions about Trump keep them from being close friends and colleagues...Read More

WV Dark Money Group Charged With Breaking Election Laws, By Dan Heyman

UPDATE: GO West Virginia has just hosted a fundraiser at the Greenbrier reportedly attended by a number of lawmakers and corporate donors. According to an invitation passed on to Phil Kabler at the Charleston Gazette, donors who paid up to $50,000 each could attend a cookout and cocktail reception with lawmakers and play rounds of golf with them. High end donations also included a stay over at the Greenbrier...Read More

Need To Brush Up On Your WV History? 

West Virginians are a proud people. We all know a good deal about our state history, but we're always excited to learn more. We're always on the lookout for new facts about our home state to share with our out-of-state friends and family. Heck, we'll even share WV History with strangers if they're kind enough to listen...Read More

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