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‘Gear Up’ Tackles College Enrollment Challenges And State Smoking Rates Lag Behind Nation, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, lung cancer and smoking rates in the state lag behind the rest of the country and aren’t showing any signs of improvement, according to a new report. Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, colleges and universities in the state are working to face enrollment challenges head on. One element in that effort is the statewide “Gear Up” program, encouraging high school seniors to get ready for college and careers. Randy Yohe has more.

And Tuesday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Marshall University plane crash. Seventy-five people, football team players, coaches, staff, supporters and the flight crew perished returning from an away game at East Carolina. Every year, on this day, Marshall remembers the 75. Randy Yohe has our story.

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