W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Walker Spared in Impeachment Trial


On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from a young woman who shares one of the most difficult experiences she’s faced – losing a loved one to a drug overdose; a conversation about loss, faith, and love as we continue hearing the conversations recorded by StoryCorps in West Virginia.

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker has been spared in her impeachment trial and will remain in office. The verdict came after Senators deliberated for more than an hour over one article of impeachment accusing her and three other state Supreme Court justices of failing to provide administrative oversight. Dave Mistich has more.

President Donald Trump promised more environmental de-regulation at an event in Philadelphia. Trump was in town speaking to a group of electricians at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports.

A federal appeals court threw out a major federal permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. As Brittany Patterson reports, until a new permit is issued, pipeline construction is barred through rivers and streams across much of West Virginia.

Emergency responders in September dealt with an unlikely event – a natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania. As a different pipeline called Mariner East 2 nears completion, a StateImpact Pennsylvania series examines issues related to the project that crosses the commonwealth. Amy Sisk looks at how first responders have prepared for a potential emergency.

Find the entire series online at StateImpact Pennsylvania, which is a collaboration between WHYY, WITF, WESA and the Allegheny Front to cover the Pennsylvania’s energy economy.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting hosted a special live event to play three stories from the StoryCorps recording booth. One of those stories was with two best friends, Bridgette Kidd and Mark Hatfield, who spoke about grief and finding a way forward after losing a loved one. Here’s part of their conversation. It was recorded by the mobile StoryCorps booth, which is in Charleston through Oct. 7.

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