West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Blogging and the First Amendment

9/15/2009 HUNTINGTON, W.Va.   The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and Marshall University are hosting a panel discussion on  Blogging and the Potential Limits of the First Amendment  at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington.

The public is invited to attend. Attorneys who attend will qualify for 1.8 MCLE.  The panel will be moderated by Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin.

This forum focuses on an issue which is both timely and important,  Chief Justice Benjamin said.  As more and more Americans engage in online blogging, questions arise as to how and when the First Amendment should apply.  An outstanding panel has been put together to discuss and explore these issues. I believe this forum promises to be informative.

Panelists will include

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C.;

Gene Policinski, vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University;

Howard J. Bashman, an appellate attorney in suburban Philadelphia who has a blog, howappealinglaw.com;   

Kevin Qualls, an attorney who is on the faculty at Murray State University in Kentucky; and

Marshall University Journalism Dean Corley Dennison.

The panel discussion will be part of Marshall University s celebration of Constitution Week.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in several cases at Marshall at 10 a.m.

the same day in the same location. It will be the fourth year the Court has heard an argument docket at Marshall during Constitution Week.



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