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Rahall Says Ugly Ads Will Hurt Turnout; What is Amendment One?


  Congressman Nick Rahall's race against state Sen. Evan Jenkins has been focused on the declining coal industry in southern West Virginia. Rahall's solution: ramp up efforts to support tourism in southern West Virginia, but he also says the current environmental regulations in place are enough to protect the area's environment from the coal industry's practices. 

Fayette County Commissioner Matt Wender and Gary Hartley with the Boys Scouts of America discuss Amendment One, a proposed amendment to West Virginia's Constitution that would allow the Scouts to rent out the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean for major events without losing their property tax exemption. Wender says an amendment is far too much protection and could hurt local businesses.

Jared Hunt of the Charleston Daily Mail and Mandi Cardosi of the State Journal discuss the question of an electioneering violation by Secretary of State Natalie Tennant while early voting Wednesday.

Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.

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