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A Recap Of The Governor’s 2022 State Of The State Address On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice delivered his 2022 State of the State address Thursday night. The governor was forced to postpone his address earlier this month after testing positive for COVID-19.

Also, in this show, countless jobs across West Virginia remain unfilled, but the legislature is exploring ways to staff the state department that protects thousands of vulnerable and troubled West Virginia children.

The West Virginia Senate also advanced a bill that targets banks that shun fossil fuel companies, and a new report shows that West Virginians are more likely to smoke cigarettes than those living in any other state.

And our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from blues singer and songwriter Delbert McClinton, who performs his song, “Livin’ It Down,” which appears on McClinton’s 2001 release Nothing Personal.

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Eric Douglas is our interim news director. Caitlin Tan is our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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