West Virginians on the Record For and Against Clean Power Plan


Sen. Shelley Moore Capito lead a Senate hearing in southern West Virginia this week focused on the local impacts of the Clean Power Plan.

She, Sen. Joe Manchin and Congressman Evan Jenkins, all from West Virginia, were the only Congressional leaders who attended the forum, but Capito said in an earlier interview she wanted to make sure the struggling region’s thoughts about the CPP were on the record.

Charlotte Pritt’s name may be familiar to some West Virginians. Pritt first ran for governor in 1992 as a Democrat and in 1996 defeated Joe Manchin in the primary to become the party’s candidate for the office.

Pritt is back this year on the Mountain Party’s ticket as the progressive looking to make a change in the state. She spoke with Ashton Marra about the race.

The first Jewish residents moved to Morgantown in 1879, and since the community has made quite a mark. A few years ago the president of the Tree of Life Congregation and Synagogue in Morgantown asked now-president Ed Gerson to write a history of the congregation for a time capsule.

Instead, Gerson interviewed about 20 members of the Jewish community and documented their stories in a book of oral histories. The book, called Morgantown Jewish Heritage, was released this month which Gerson discussed with Anne Li.