CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has reauthorized a state commission that promotes the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Tomblin on Tuesday issued an executive order that replaces one which expired in June.
Fifteen people have been appointed to the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission, including state, academic and church leaders.
The commission's purpose is to coordinate and promote activities around the state to commemorate King's birthday and achievements. Next year's holiday is observed on Jan. 20.