A longtime Arlington County Board member shakes up Virginia politics by announcing plans to step away. Uncertainty clouds the future for the chief of one of Maryland's treasured public school systems. And the field of candidates narrows in D.C.'s special elections looming in the spring.
Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., the longest-serving member in the history of Congress, died on Monday. He leaves behind a vast legacy in Washington, where he worked for more than half a century. But his career also changed the trajectory of his home state of West Virginia. We hear from local West Virginia voices about the legacy Byrd will leave outside the Beltway.
- Vincent Beach Dean of Arts and Sciences, Mountain State University
- Ryan Snuffer Director, Christian Resource Center in Beckley, West Virginia; Adjunct professor of ethics and philosophy at Mountain State University
- Simon Perry Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Marshall University
Sen. Byrd Plays Fiddle on “Pop Goes the Country”
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