More from Mingo County and this week.
I traveled to Williamson for a Mingo County Commission Meeting that quickly devolved into shooting, accusations and calls for two public official’s resignations. Both said they would not step down.
A special prosecutor is also needed to help the Secretary of State office’s investigation into alleged election law violations in Mingo County.
In more southern West Virginia news, a proposed plan would keep and eventually increase tolls on the turnpike. The proposal, from the state Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways, could help the state save more than $1 billion, reports Zack Harold. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin might not be sold on the idea though, reports the Gazette’s Phil Kabler.
Plus, a look ahead to next week’s state Board of Education meeting and a potential Senate vote on Syria.
“Mingo officials dismiss request to resign" by Dave Boucher (September 5, 2013)
“Kanawha County prosecutor unable to assist Mingo investigation" by Dave Boucher (September 6, 2013)
“Highway commission considers increasing tolls, vehicle fees" By Zack Harold (September 5, 2013)
“West Virginia officials respond to Syria situation" by Zack Harold (September 3, 2013)
“Obama faces tough sell with House GOP freshmen" by The Associated Press (September 5, 2013)