A racist remark about former first lady Michelle Obama by a nonprofit director. Homophobic and threatening comments from a state delegate. An anti-Islamic display at the Statehouse. And now, a photo of a graduating class of state correctional officers giving Nazi salutes.

This week, more than 160 troops from the West Virginia National Guard’s 157th Military Police Company, 771st Troop Command Battalion, were deployed to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they will spend most of the next year of their lives.

Regarding former Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston bishop Michael Bransfield, who is accused of sexual assault and reportedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a lavish lifestyle, new diocese Bishop Mark Brennan said he’s “a brother in Christ” who “has gone astray in some ways.”

It wasn’t that long ago that Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., was filming himself bursting in and out of doors somewhere on Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C., decrying the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump as “Soviet-style” and lacking transparency.

Funerals for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Barker Sr., Wendell - 2 p.m., Foglesong - Casto Funeral Home, Mason.

Blake, Beverly - 3 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Bowers, Edna - 2 p.m., Slate / Bowers Cemetery, near Spencer.

Cottrell, Patricia - 2 p.m., Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, Sissonville.

Franco, Stephen - 2 p.m., Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Goffaux, Elizabeth - 3 p.m., North Charleston Baptist Church, Charleston.

Higginbotham, William - 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hutchinson, Madeline - 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Moore, Edna - 2 p.m., Groves Cemetery, Canvas.

Truman, Alice - 2 p.m., Gary & Alice Truman Cemetery.

Tucker, Larry - 1 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

White, Roger - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Wyne, Neta - 3 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.