W.Va. Lawmakers Make Short Work of Special Session

May 22, 2018

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On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers wrapped up work on a special legislative session Monday afternoon. As Dave Mistich reports, the House and Senate completed eight bills, including technical clean-ups to legislation passed during the regular session, as well as supplemental appropriations.

Also on today's show, the city of Martinsburg has sued the federal government over chemical contamination of a drinking water plant. Liz McCormick has more on that story.

And when you think of female pioneers, women who paved the way for future generations, a few names probably come to mind- people like Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Pearl Buck. But there are countless trailblazers whose names you may not know, women who changed the lives of people in their communities. One such woman was Fayette County native, Mrs. Eunice Fleming, who taught high school in Mount Hope for 41 years. Mrs. Fleming passed away this month at the age of 95. Three years ago, several of the students she inspired decided to honor their former high school teacher by throwing her a party. Roxy Todd was there and has a remembrance.

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