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Mountain State Morning is a weekly update on important stories from West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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Mountain State Morning is a weekly update on important stories from West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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By wvangler - Sep 18 2019
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A good resource for state news highlights. Sometimes seems too scripted and not conversationally read, similar to how you’d read a storybook to a child. I’m able to get over that minor production aspect in order to learn from the content. Kudos to the Gazette for leveraging this outlet.

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Please stop reading questions

By wvangler - Sep 18 2019
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A good resource for state news highlights. Sometimes seems too scripted and not conversationally read, similar to how you’d read a storybook to a child. I’m able to get over that minor production aspect in order to learn from the content. Kudos to the Gazette for leveraging this outlet.

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Mountain State Morning

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Mountain State Morning is a weekly update on important stories from West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Rank #1: Misspent flood money and arrests in Richwood

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This week on Mountain State Morning: FEMA gave the City of Richwood $500,000 to fix its water system after the 2016 floods. The city spent about $400 to install a PVC pipe. Where did the rest of the money go?

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Apr 03 2019

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Rank #2: Murray Energy has filed for bankruptcy. What’s next for coal?

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Murray Energy, West Virginia's largest coal producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October. The United Mine Workers union said it was a long time coming. We talk to Taylor Kuykendall of S&P Global Market Intelligence about the impacts of the Murray bankruptcy.

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Nov 13 2019

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Rank #3: The story of the Women’s Health Center of WV, the state's only abortion provider

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In the 1970s, before abortion clinics opened in West Virginia, a pastor was helping women in the Eastern Panhandle get to New York, where abortion was legal. He helped found the Women's Health Center in Charleston. Now, in 2019, the center is under siege.

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Aug 21 2019

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Rank #4: Farmington mine disaster, Thanksgiving at Manna Meal and WVU football

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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking about the Farmington mine disaster, 50 years later. We’re also talking to Manna Meal about Thanksgiving in Charleston, and to Tom Bragg, who covers West Virginia University sports for the Gazette-Mail.

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Nov 21 2018

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Rank #5: How West Virginia became West Virginia

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Tomorrow is West Virginia Day — the anniversary of West Virginia’s birth as a state in 1863. Today, we tell you the story of West Virginia’s journey to statehood.

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Jun 19 2019

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Rank #6: Jim Justice is WV’s richest man. He also holds WV’s top office.

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A conversation with Ken Ward Jr., who wrote an investigation of Gov. Jim Justice’s conflicts of interest in the Gazette-Mail and ProPublica. Also: A glimpse at a day in the life of women in West Virginia who face sexism doing jobs traditionally held by men.

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Aug 28 2019

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Rank #7: WV’s entire Supreme Court is being impeached. How did we get here?

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Special episode: How did the West Virginia Supreme Court justice who wrote the book on political corruption in West Virginia wind up facing federal indictments — and how did every other justice on the bench get caught up in a scandal that could lead to every one of them losing office? As the first of four impeachment trials in the West Virginia Senate begins Monday, Oct. 1, we walk you through the story of how this all unfolded.

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Oct 01 2018

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Rank #8: What a fight for clean water looks like

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Years ago, the water in a Fayette County town was so clean people wanted to bottle it. Now, the water runs red and pink. It has high levels of iron, manganese and aluminum. What happened?

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #9: The 411 on Amendment 1: The vote that could change abortion law in WV

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On Tuesday, Nov. 6, West Virginia voters will be asked to vote on an amendment that would prohibit Medicaid-funded of abortions. The amendment’s wording also says women would not have a constitutional right to an abortion. In this special episode, we talk to reporters and experts about the far-reaching implications of Amendment 1.

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Oct 31 2018

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Rank #10: How the WV Supreme Court treats natural gas cases

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This month, the West Virginia Supreme Court issued two very different rulings in two natural gas cases. Today: The story behind those cases.

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Jun 26 2019

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Rank #11: 'Girls of Atomic City' author coming to WV Book Festival

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A conversation with Denise Kiernan, one of the headlining speakers at the West Virginia Book Festival. Also: Why West Virginians love West Virginia.

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Oct 02 2019

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Rank #12: Is Joe Manchin running for governor?

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This week on Mountain State Morning: Is U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin running to be governor of West Virginia? Also: A scene at the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair.

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May 01 2019

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Rank #13: Indicted Ukrainians tied to WV Senate campaign

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Federal authorities arrested two Ukrainian men on charges of trying to funnel foreign money into political campaigns to influence elections in the United States. This includes a campaign in West Virginia. Producer Kate Mishkin talks to political reporter Jake Zuckerman about how the indictments trace back to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s bid for Senate.

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Oct 16 2019

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Rank #14: Poca High isn’t the only school that has to go beg for new band uniforms. Across WV, arts programs are struggling to survive.

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Poca High School student wrote about how his marching band needed money to replace their 14-year-old uniforms. Now, the marching band has raised about $6,000. But they’re not the only high school in West Virginia struggling to get funding for the arts.

To donate to the Poca High School Marching band, go to gofundme.com/f/poca-marching-band-uniforms.

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Oct 09 2019

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Rank #15: The reality of education in WV

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We asked for your stories about education in West Virginia. Here’s what you had to say.

If you’d like to join the discussion, send us a voice memo at educationwva@gmail.com.

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Apr 24 2019

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Rank #16: Education in West Virginia: Is anybody listening?

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Before a special session on education, lawmakers and Department of Education officials have been crisscrossing the state asking for input on education in West Virginia. Are they listening?

Teachers, parents, public school employees: We want to hear your story. Email us a note or send a voice memo at educationwva@gmail.com

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Apr 17 2019

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Rank #17: What happened to Timothy McWilliams?

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This week on Mountain State Morning: In August 1980, Timothy McWilliams shot three teenagers, killing one. This year, he pleaded guilty to killing his father, Leo McWilliams, in 2018. Next month, a judge will decide whether he’ll accept or reject that plea.

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #18: Sen. Maroney, the State Fair of WV and the Perseid meteor shower

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Marshall County Sen. Mike Maroney says he isn’t involved in an investigation into a prostitution ring in his hometown. Plus, audio postcards from the State Fair of West Virginia and Perseid meteor shower, which continue this month.

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Aug 14 2019

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Rank #19: Moving WV's foster care system to a managed care model

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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re looking at a change in the way the state handles foster care children. We’ll also update you on a controversial education bill and a former delegate who will challenge Gov. Jim Justice in the 2020 gubernatorial race.

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Feb 06 2019

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Rank #20: The latest on the legislative session and omnibus education bill

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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking to statehouse reporter Phil Kabler about West Virginia's 2019 legislative session and the omnibus education bill. Also: How homeowners are using Airbnb to bring visitors into the Mountain State.

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Jan 30 2019

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