Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission
When a West Virginia Circuit Court judge leaves the bench, it’s the governor’s duty to appoint someone to fill that vacancy. There’s a legal process involved in judicial appointments, but personal philosophies also come into play when making those choicesContinue Reading Take Me to More News
An advisory panel is recommending two Mingo County public defenders as potential candidates to replace former Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury. The…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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