DECISION MAKERS: Bray talks about child abuse, education reform - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

DECISION MAKERS: Bray talks about child abuse, education reform

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

On this week's edition of The State Journal's Decision Makers, host Bray Cary tackles issues affecting the future of children in West Virginia.

Bray sits down with Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive director of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network. The two talk about curbing child abuse in the state.

Lloyd Jackson, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's appointee to the state Board of Education, tells Bray about the board's response to an audit of the state's education system.

Plus, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and Huntington Mayor-Elect Steve Williams stop by to talk about the need to allow cities across the state more power over how they govern.