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Today in the Legislature

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 09:20 AM

September's Interim Meetings Begin Today
Members of the West Virginia Legislature return to the Capitol this week for September's interim meetings.

This month's interim meetings begin this morning and will conclude Wednesday evening.

One of the committees meeting today is Select Committee on Infrastructure , which will be reviewing a proposed bill relating to prohibiting test-messaging on cell phones while operating a motor vehicle.

The complete September Interim Schedule is available on-line.



Friday, September 11, 2009 - 04:28 PM

State Capitol Hosts Firefighter Combat Challenge
This weekend the South side of the State Capitol building will play host to dozens of firefighters from West Virginia and several other nearby states as they compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. Competitors, including several from fire departments around West Virginia take part in several events over two days which simulate the real-life demands and rigors of the firefighting profession. The competition began today and runs through Saturday, September 12, 2009.

For more information visit the the Firefighter Combat Challenge website.













Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:42 AM

Never Forgotten - West Virginia Remembers 9/11
West Virginians gathered at the State Capitol today to remember the events of September 11, 2001 and to honor the memories of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on the United States and the rescue efforts which followed.

Students from Overbrook Elementary's Kindergarten class taught by teacher Stephanie Simunic as well as children from the West Virginia Public Employee Day Care led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Liberty Bell was rung eight times, signifying the number of years since the horrific attacks occurred, by Dr. Kenneth Ambrose and his wife Sharon, whose son, Dr. Paul Ambrose, was killed in the attacks. John Cox from the Kanawha Valley Fife and Drum Corps closed the ceremony with Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes.







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