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

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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Legislature conflicts of interest, controversial political appointment, delayed flood recovery

12/12/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking about conflicts of interest in the West Virginia Legislature. We’re also talking about a controversial appointment by Gov. Jim Justice, and a state audit that says flood recovery is being hurt by flood office tardiness. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:07:30

Climate change, Christmas in Charleston and other news highlights

12/5/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking to the Gazette-Mail’s Bill Lynch, who’s writing about Christmastime in Charleston. Also: a conference on climate change, Roger Hanshaw renominated to House speaker and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s list of priests accused of abuse. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:09:25

Gas royalty settlement, flood recovery and Southern WV’s first ALS clinic

11/28/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking about a natural gas lawsuit settlement and West Virginia’s noncompliance with disaster recovery grants. We’ll also tell you the story behind the first ALS clinic in Southern West Virginia. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:10:28

Farmington mine disaster, Thanksgiving at Manna Meal and WVU football

11/21/2018
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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. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:04:55

Loughry resigns, Ojeda’s presidential run and a parting interview with Gazette-Mail’s Dawn Miller

11/14/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’ll bring you up to speed on convicted West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s resignation and state senator Richard Ojeda’s plan to run for president. Finally, a parting interview with Dawn Miller, who moved on from her post as the Gazette’s editorial page editor after 27 years here. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:12:48

Joe Manchin keeps his US Senate seat

11/7/2018
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In a midterm election characterized as extraordinarily intense, with notably high voter turnout, West Virginians voted to re-elect Sen. Joe Manchin. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:08:45

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

10/31/2018
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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. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:17:55

Manchin blasts rumored opioid settlement, WV Book Festival returns, elk encounters

10/24/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’ll tell you about who’s coming to the West Virginia Book Festival, which starts Friday. We’re also talking about elk tours in West Virginia, and Sen. Joe Manchin’s criticism about a rumored settlement between a opioid supplier and the state of West Virginia. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:04:53

Justice Allen Loughry found guilty, House race debates, Fallout 76

10/17/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re updating you on West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s conviction in federal court. Also: why there haven’t been any House of Representatives debates, and what to expect from Fallout 76, the apocalyptic video game that takes place in West Virginia. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:16:04

Gazette-Mail reporter awarded MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, community fights ROCKWOOL plant

10/10/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking to Gazette-Mail reporter Ken Ward Jr., who just received a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as a “genius” grant. We’re also talking about an insulation plant being built in the Eastern Panhandle that’s stirred up controversy in the region.

Duration:00:06:27

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

10/1/2018
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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. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about...

Duration:00:26:30

Water crisis settlement checks, war on hemp, logging in the Canaan Valley

9/26/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking to attorney Anthony Majestro, who’s answering questions about the 2014 water crisis settlement checks. We’re also talking about a lawsuit that could change the future of hemp farming in West Virginia, and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s plan to start commercial logging. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:11:54

Secretary of State wrongful termination suits, flood recovery stories, New River Gorge’s bid to become national park

9/19/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking about the $1 million in settlements paid to former Secretary of State employees. We also talk to reporter Lori Kersey about her reporting on the June 2016 flood victims two years later. Finally, we’ll talk about a plan to make the New River Gorge National River a national park. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:11:25

StoryCorps in Charleston, sports betting, bringing back FlipSide

9/12/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re bringing you details about StoryCorps’ visit to Charleston. We also have the latest figures from the recently legalized sports betting in West Virginia. Finally, we sit down with News Editor Leann Ray to talk about how she’s bringing back FlipSide, the source of all things teen. Listeners: We’d love your feedback and to learn a bit about you! Fill out our short survey by clicking here.

Duration:00:05:41

OD deaths rise, students rethink the mall and history of town's Naval Ordnance Plant

9/5/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we sit down with reporter Jennifer Gardner to talk about her story on a Naval Ordnance Plant that had a major impact on South Charleston. We’re also talking about recent numbers on overdose deaths and how some University of Tennessee students are coming to Charleston to study the mall.

Duration:00:04:15

Appointments to the Supreme Court, honoring Katherine Johnson and whitewater rafting on the Gauley River

8/29/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’re talking about Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments onto the West Virginia Supreme Court and a statue and scholarship unveiled this weekend honoring scientist Katherine Johnson. Finally, we sit down with outdoors reporter John McCoy to preview this year’s whitewater rafting season.

Duration:00:04:50

Kanawha teacher cuts, state parks funding and natural gas pipelines

8/22/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we discuss cuts to Kanawha County Schools teacher positions. We’ll also be talking about the approval of up to $80 million in funding to upgrade West Virginia’s state parks. Finally, we sit down with watchdog reporter Ken Ward Jr. to discuss an investigation into the way state and federal regulators have greenlighted major natural gas pipeline projects.

Duration:00:10:10

WV Supreme Court impeachment and resignation, Blankenship’s ballot petition and a Webster Springs boardwalk

8/15/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we discuss the articles of impeachment against the West Virginia Supreme Court justices and Justice Robin Davis’ resignation, a petition to get Don Blankenship on the ballot for U.S. Senate some say they were tricked into signing, and the story of a restored boardwalk in Webster Springs.

Duration:00:12:01

WV Supreme Court investigation, vacancies on the bench and Randy Moss

8/8/2018
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This week on the Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we talk about the latest in the West Virginia Supreme Court investigations and who's filing to run for one of the bench's vacancies. We’re also talking about Randy Moss’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the mark he left on the Kanawha Valley.

Duration:00:11:15

WV Supreme Court turmoil, Roads to Prosperity’s rising costs and the rescue of ‘Jughead’ the dog

8/1/2018
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This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we talk about the latest news on the West Virginia Supreme Court -- including a resigning justice pleading guilty to wire fraud -- and the skyrocketing costs for one Roads to Prosperity project. We’ll also talk to features editor Maria Young about a harrowing dog rescue that has captured a community’s heart.

Duration:00:06:59