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Dozens of community leaders from across the state are converging in Summersville today for Hubapalooza- the annual conference sponsored by the West Virginia Community Development Hub. 

The event’s main goal is to network and share ideas and this year organizers and participants will focus on moving not just West Virginia, but Appalachia forward. Kent Spellman, the Hub’s executive director, discusses the day-long event. 

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

On this West Virginia Morning, Roxy Todd takes us to a farmer's market in Abingdon, Va., where local farmers express their concerns over the used of genetically modified organisms, GMOs, in surrounding farms.

  On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers worked during the 2016 Legislative session to reclassify the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, giving the program new opportunities for partnerships and expansion. 

On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about an anti-islamophobia movement in Appalachia and we hear the story of a local economy taking a hit as a result of a decline in natural gas business.

On this West Virginia Morning ,we take a look at a Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing and Reid Frazier brings us a report on the current stances of the democratic presidential candidates.

On this West Virginia Morning, We get a first-hand look at the life of an 11-year-old boy who came to West Virginia six years ago to flee conflict in Syria.

On this West Virginia Morning, Kara Lofton brings us an update on the merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center. We'll also hear from a farmer from Ohio who is speaking out about GMO labeling for food in America.


On this West Virginia morning Marshall University Associate Professor of Counseling Carole Smith speaks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about how to help children cope with a job loss in the family.  We also hear a bit of "Black River Killer" by Blitzen Trapper, who you can hear more from on Mountain Stage Saturday night at 8.

On this West Virginia Morning, we get the latest on why the 2017 budget has not been completed, even though the 2016 legislative session has ended. We also hear from Liz McCormick about health-outcome rankings for West Virginia counties.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about a repeal of Common Core standards, which is undergoing some changes in the Senate, WVU Tech changing locations, The "Brunch Bill" advancing through the House, and Kara Lofton brings us a report on the state of HPV vaccines.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we take a look at some changes that were made to the controversial religious freedom restoration act and Jessica Lilly brings us the story on the search for the new Mountaineer mascot for WVU.

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On this West Virginia Morning, Liz McCormick reports on the ban of a certain type of abortion, which is being voted on today. Also, Roxy Todd has a story about opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Glynis Board takes us to a juvenile detention center in Wheeling that was visited by some members of the Wheeling Symphony.

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On this West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates is beginning work on a bill that would ban a common abortion method.


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On this West Virginia Morning, we take a look at a new version of the Uber bill, which was revived by the House of Delegates. We also examine the constitutional carry bill that would allow people over 21 to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we take a look at our changing school system in West Virginia that has had to endure cuts and layoffs in part because of a declining population of students.

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On this West Virginia Morning, We take a look at the challenges Marshall University’s new president; Jerome Gilbert plans to overcome in the coming year.

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Turkey and travel. Those are the two major players in the average American's Thanksgiving, but with all of the talk of climate change, how big is the carbon footprint of your family's holiday feast?

And a new national report says West Virginia has the highest rate in the nation of youth overdose deaths.

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On this West Virginia Morning, meet a young Syrian immigrant who is getting an education in Charleston, and learn about how hospitals are dealing with increases in newborns who are addicted to drugs.

Telling West Virginia's Syrian Story: Part One, Nairouz

Nov 24, 2015
Nairouz Katrib
courtesy of Liu Yang

For 26-year-old Nairouz Katrib, making  a phone a call to her family is not as easy as it is for the rest of her friends in South Charleston, West Virginia.

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