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Welcome Back Shepherd University Students

The Byrd Center welcomes all new and returning … [Read More...]

Senator and Mrs. Byrd with "Trouble" in the Senate Appropriations Committee Chamber

Protecting “Man’s Best Friend” and Animal Rights

By Jody Brumage Over the past weekend, the Byrd … [Read More...]

West Virginia's Independence Hall in Wheeling is preserved as part of the heritage area and regularly features exhibits on the city's historic role in the battle for statehood. The structure was originally built as the U.S. Customs House in 1860.

“A Cornerstone of History” – Senator Byrd’s Support for Preservation in Wheeling

By Jody Brumage Senator Robert C. Byrd … [Read More...]

Political Cartoon of Speaker of the House Cannon

How to Remove a Speaker of the House

By Ray Smock   The Rules of the U. S. … [Read More...]

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