A Conversation With Retiring W.Va. Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, state Secretary of Commerce Ed Gaunch will retire effective July 15. The former state senator and longtime insurance agency CEO led the multi-bureau commerce department for three-and-a-half years. We talk with Gaunch about his accomplishments and the challenges he sees for West Virginia moving forward.

Also, in this show, advocates are still suing to defend abortion rights in the Ohio Valley, but conservative lawmakers are determined to ban the procedure after the recent Supreme Court ruling. The Ohio Valley Resource reports that demand for abortion hasn’t gone away, but many people in the region now must travel even farther to access it.

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