Aluminum Plant Financing Raises Questions


On this West Virginia Morning, just on the other side of the Ohio River, in Ashland, Kentucky, aluminum company Braidy Industries got a big financial boost recently when it announced a partnership with a massive Russian supplier. However, that Russian company was until recently under U.S. sanctions. The deal has raised further questions about Braidy’s financing, which already included millions from Kentucky taxpayers. The Ohio Valley ReSource’s Sydney Boles has more.

Also on today’s show, kids, parents, grandparents and educators are getting together around West Virginia this week to celebrate non-traditional learning. As Glynis Board reports, it’s part of a growing regional initiative to demonstrate and practice innovative education models.

And U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of about 150 people in Mingo County on Friday. As Kara Lofton reports, the Democratic presidential candidate mostly spoke to the opioid epidemic, rather than her campaign agenda.

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