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Presidential Candidate Makes Stop in W.Va.


On this West Virginia Morning, Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders encouraged West Virginia voters to join his political revolution during a campaign rally in Huntington Tuesday night. 

In his hour long speech, Sanders spoke about ending income inequality in the nation by increasing the minimum wage and fighting for equal pay for women. Sanders also touched on what he said was a controversial subject in West Virginia-- climate change

Huntington native and Marshall University journalism school graduate John Hackworth has won a Pulitzer Prize. As editor of the Charlotte Sun Newspaper in Port Charlotte, Florida, Hackworth won for his editorials about conditions at a local prison. 

The Pulitzer jury cited Hackworth for his  fierce, indignant editorials that demanded truth and change after the deadly assault of an inmate by corrections officers. 

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.