Today’s front page features my story on State Sen. Brooks McCabe‘s impressive home library, which features more than 1,000 books about West Virginia. McCabe, D-Kanawha, has been collecting the books for over 40 years. His collection includes both fiction and nonfiction — although he only reads the nonfiction — as well as some West Virginia cookbooks. He’s got almost every edition of the West Virginia Blue Book, plus back issues of West Virginia history journals and magazines.
In other news…
- The U.S. Supreme Court’s on Wednesday struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s “Proposition 8.” Dave talked to state LGBT advocates following the decisions.
- The White House is continuing to pitch President Barack Obama‘s plan to reduce carbon pollution and stop climate change, releasing state-specific reports on climate changes’ effects. The West Virginia version ties everything from mudslides, flooding, asthma and Lyme disease to changes in weather and shifts in temperatures caused by greenhouse gases.
- As mentioned on this blog yesterday, memorabilia commemorating West Virginia’s 150th birthday sold like hotcakes during last weekend’s celebrations.
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