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Manchin blasts rumored opioid settlement, WV Book Festival returns, elk encounters

This week on the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Mountain State Morning, we’ll tell you about who’s coming to the West Virginia Book Festival, which starts Friday. We’re also talking about elk tours in West Virginia, and Sen. Joe Manchin’s criticism about a rumored settlement between a opioid supplier and the state of West Virginia.

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Funerals for Sunday, August 18, 2019

Combs, Amy - 5 p.m., Bible Center Church, Charleston.

Michael, Sherry - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Morrison, Ray - 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Smith, Robert - 3 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Stump. Arleen - 1 p.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Wright, Gary - 2 p.m., Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.