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Democrat Natalie Tennant Announces She's Seeking Return As West Virginia's Secretary Of State

Former Democratic West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is running to win back her seat in 2020. Tennant made the announcement Thursday morning in a video emailed to news media and her supporters.

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Listen: The Steel Wheels have the Mountain Stage Song of the Week

The Virginia-based roots group The Steel Wheels have expanded their sound with additional percussion for their new album Over the Trees . Hear their performance of "Keep On" as our Song of the Week.

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Us & Them: The Bond Buster Says ‘No’ to Public Schools

Henrik Hahn, Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S., speaks to a local chapter of the West Virginia Kiwanis Club on Nov. 7, 2019, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting


The Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to the United States Henrik Hahn was invited to speak to a chapter of the West Virginia Kiwanis Club in Harpers Ferry last week. 

Denmark-based Rockwool has been a source of health and environmental contention for more than a year in the Eastern Panhandle, but discussion about the company was intentionally excluded from the event. 

The state's Department of Education revealed its new policy this week detailing how charter schools will be permitted in West Virginia to the public and the state’s Board of Education.

Capitol Dome, Capitol, Legislature
Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling lawmakers back for another special legislative session.

The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to have the legislature take up bills dealing with tourism tax credits, expunging DUI offenses and the state road fund on Monday.

The MARC train parked at the Martinsburg train station. The service currently offers six trains, Monday through Friday, in West Virginia, but that could be reduced to two trains if West Virginia does not pay Maryland $2.3 million by the end of November.
Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting


Local municipalities in the Eastern Panhandle have come together to provide some funding for the Maryland Area Regional Commuter, or MARC train, but it remains unclear if it will be enough to keep the service in West Virginia.

A guard tower at the United States Penitentiary, Big Sandy, stands as a sentinel along Kentucky Route 3 in Martin County.
Roger May / For Yes! Magazine

Big Sandy hides on a big hill. If you’re not looking for the federal prison, you’ll miss it easily. At first, all that can be seen above the soaring Kentucky cliffs, jagged granite dotted with green scruff, are lights. They look like the lights for a high school football field, or maybe a mall. Then the guard towers loom into view. You can’t see the razor wire from the road.

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

The Virginia-based roots group The Steel Wheels have expanded their sound with additional percussion for their new album Over the Trees. Hear their performance of "Keep On" as our Song of the Week.

November 14, 1970: Marshall University Plane Crash

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1970 Marshall University Football Team
Marshall University

On the night of November 14, 1970, a Southern Airways DC-9 approached a foggy and rainy Tri-State Airport in Wayne County. The airliner slammed into a hillside just short of the runway and burst into flames. All 75 passengers were killed. 

On board were nearly the entire Marshall University football team along with the head coach, athletic director, and 36 other fans, coaches, announcers, and crew members. It is still the deadliest sports-related air disaster in U.S. history.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the future of the MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle is still uncertain. Local municipalities have come together to provide funding – but it’s unclear if it will be enough to keep the service in West Virginia. Liz McCormick explains.

Matt Rourke / AP file photo

Former Democratic West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is running to win back her seat in 2020. 

Tennant made the announcement Thursday morning in a video emailed to news media and her supporters. 

Electronic Cigarette, E-Cigarette, E-Cig, Vapes, Vape
Pixabay

A West Virginia state senator has asked Gov. Jim Justice to end sales of flavored e-cigarette products.

Monongalia County Democrat Bob Beach asked Justice in a letter to issue an executive order declaring vaping to be a public health emergency.

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