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Election 2020: Candidates Miller, Turner Compete For W.Va.'s Third Congressional District

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On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. Republican Carol Miller faces Democrat Hilary Turner.

Virgin Hyperloop announced Thursday that West Virginia will become home to a $500 million center that tests and certifies a new high-speed transportation system. As Dave Mistich reports, the technology used in the project was once the stuff of science fiction.

West Virginia’s 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller is up for re-election, and she’s running against Hilary Turner, a political newbie with backing from a progressive group that emerged this election cycle. The two women are squaring off in what was once a long-time Democrat stronghold. But even before shifting red, the 13-county region has always held a long history of extraction and social conservatism. Emily Allen reports.

The six-piece rock group Umphre’s McGee has built a loyal following since emerging from South Bend, Indiana in 1997. In 2014, the alt-rock extraordinaire came to Mountain Stage for a sold-out performance in a rare and intimate setting, playing to a lucky few who were able to get into the show. Our Song of the Week is "Comma Later" from that night.

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