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In an age of globalization and a shrinking manufacturing sector, two young men in Wheeling are hedging their bets and running with a business idea that first took off in 1854.  

And as we prepare for a special week long series on heroin addiction in West Virginia, Digital Editor Dave Mistich discusses the digital components that supplement the series "The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia's Heroin Epidemic."

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The Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways released their final report this week, finding West Virginia needs an additional $1 billion annually to both maintain and expand the state's highway system.

The commission recommends keeping the tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike in order to leverage the road for a $1 billion road bond. The bond would be one time funds. Commissioners also recommend increases in some vehicle fees and taxes to create $141 million in new revenue.

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A national report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says West Virginia is one of just three states that has consecutively cut higher education funding in the past two years. The report focused on the cuts state lawmakers approved for colleges and universities across the country after the 2008 economic downturn.

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Members of the Joint Committee on Tax Reform continued their work at the Capitol this week reviewing the state's current tax code and looking for ways to improve it. The Monday session brought national policy and tax experts to Charleston to review what other states have done in the areas of reform.

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On this episode of West Virginia Morning, we preview the latest episode of 'Us & Them,' a newly released podcast from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The episode focuses on the conflicts between panhandlers and the cities in which they live. Trey Kay discusses the research he did into the topic.

Also, the 30 Mile Meal program is working to connect farmers in the tri-state area with chefs in the Huntington to promote the farm to table movement. And so far, it's having success.

And the Drive-By Truckers are featured on the Mountain Stage Song of the week. 

Special Report: Radon, Fracking and Homes

Apr 23, 2015
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On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports geological researchers are split on whether fracking causes radon in homes near drilling sites. The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


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On this West Virginia Morning have the latest on several controversial bills that Governor Tomblin has signed into law as well as an update on Senate Bill 347 that allows citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

Rollbacks for Storage Tanks Move Through Legislature

Mar 12, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, We bring you the latest developments from the House as well as an update on the rollback of regulations for above-ground storage tanks that were a result of the chemical spill last year.

Public Hearing Held on Charter Schools

Mar 11, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll bring you the latest developments in the Senate and the House, including a public hearing that was held yesterday on Charter Schools

Governor Tomblin Speaks about Current Bills

Mar 10, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll bring you up to date on major changes to the conversation over common core education standards in the senate, and we’ll have the latest on house bill that aims to amend the concealed carry law in the house

Thousands Rally for Union Workers at the Capitol

Mar 9, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, We’ll bring you information on a large pro-union rally that took place over the weekend at the capital, and Catherine Moore brings us the story of a community organization from Clay County that is fighting for a better future.

Public Hearing on WV Firearms Act Stirs Both Sides

Mar 6, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest on developments in the House and a public hearing that took place yesterday about Senate Bill 347, the West Virginia Firearms Act of 2015, which would allow adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

Lawmakers Move to Overturn Abortion Veto

Mar 5, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest from the House and the Senate including a move by Delegates to overturn Governor Tomblin's veto of the 22-week abortion ban.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest on a discussion in WV about loopholes and possible changes to laws regarding sexual assaults in schools, a team at Marshall work on including black history elements in a mobile phone app, and we bring you our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

Prevailing Wage Issue Advances Through Legislature

Feb 26, 2015
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It was a rather important day for the prevailing wage issue yesterday as Democratic leaders tried to prevent the scaling back of wages for construction workers. On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest on this and other stories.

House Erupts in Debate Over Mine Safety

Feb 25, 2015
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Some heated debate took place in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday as a proposal about transporting mining equipment was discussed. The idea caused concern for some as it does appear to relax some safety rules.


Fracking Opponents and Supporters Speak Out

Feb 24, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you that latest developments in the fracking Debate with both sides speaking out over New York’s decision to ban the horizontal drilling industry.

Solutions Surface in the Wake of Fayette Derailment

Feb 23, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, We take a close look at homeschooling which appears to be increasing in the US and bring you the latest information from the train derailment that took place in Fayette County.

Rail Cart Modernization Gets a Push

Feb 20, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, One of the companies that make the train cars that derailed in Fayette County is pushing for modernization from the government, and we bring you up to date on a scaled-back version of the prevailing wage repeal that made it to the house yesterday.

Senate Debate Flares Over Civil Lawsuits

Feb 19, 2015
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With safe crude oil transportation on everyone’s minds, Dave Mistich sat down with Peter Goelz a former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board. We also take a look at some activity on the Senate floor that took place over a bill to cap damages for certain lawsuits.

Senate Bill 6 Passes

Feb 18, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest on Senate Bill 6 which aims to cap liability for nursing homes and was up for passage yesterday, as well as an interview with Delegate Ron Walters.

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Coming up on West Virginia Morning, we take a look at how some folks in communities dependent on coal jobs are making the transition to new work, The Department of Natural Resources' budget woes, and we’ll have the latest on the protest at the capital over the repeal of prevailing wages.

New Malware Poses Threats to Small Businesses

Feb 16, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, we take a look at how Eagles are maintaining long-term monogamous relationships, and a new type of malware that is causing quite a headache for some folks.

Mine Safety Discussed in the House

Feb 11, 2015
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Lawmakers voted to approve several pieces of legislation including the Coal Jobs and Safety Act. Ashton Marra will bring us up to date on this, along with other stories on this West Virginia Morning.

Public Hearing on Senate Bill 6

Feb 10, 2015
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An emotional public hearing was held yesterday morning to discuss Senate Bill 6, dealing with medical professional liability for nursing home administrators. This story and more on this West Virginia Morning.

Coal Miner Sam Williams Speaks Out

Feb 9, 2015
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Senate Aims to Reform the Medical Community

Feb 3, 2015
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On this West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly sits down with Sabrina Shrader to talk about her upbringing, and Ashton Marra brings us up to date on Senate Bill 6 which is sure to have an impact on our medical community.

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Friday marks one year since a chemical tainted the drinking water supply for 300,000 people in and around Charleston, leaving some without usable water for as many as ten days. State lawmakers immediately took action to regulate aboveground storage tanks like the one responsible for the contamination, but the regulatory effort is on going.

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We continue our look at our favorite stories of 2014 first with a visit to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association. In August, Roxy Todd reported the association in the past few years has decreased their euthanization rate by some 95 percent.

Liz McCormick visited Paw Paw High School in the fall as students teamed up with NASA to build a full scale model satellite. The project started after the 7-12 school's only science teacher took her students on a field trip and thought, why can't we do that? She says her students also learned more than science along the way.

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As we continue our recap of our favorite stories of 2014, we start by meeting a veteran who suffers from PTSD, but found his life changed when he found the West Virginia Warrior and Veterans to Agriculture Program.

A Marshall University student shares the pride she felt when her hometown was named host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. She spoke with Clark Davis about the changes she saw in Sochi, Russia, as the media previewed the Olympic games. 

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