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
Public Campaign Financing
Brent Benjamin was first elected to the West Virginia Supreme Court in 2004 during a race that became known for the influence of outside spending.At the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court are spending in the six-figure range using public money.In campaign finance reports, incumbent Justice…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin has filed for a stay in his case over state public campaign finance dollars.On Friday, a Kanawha County Circuit judge…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals candidate has officially announced he will use public campaign financing in his re-election bid.Justice Brent…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A national poll conducted by a nonpartisan think tank and a justice advocacy group shows more and more Americans believe campaign spending on judicial…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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