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Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he is attempting to bring “diversity” and “balance” to the state Educational Broadcasting Authority by appointing a prominent Republican political operative and a Chamber of Commerce lobbyist to the 11-member panel that governs West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

“I do believe there ought to be diversity to that board,” Justice said, when asked about his appointments of GOP operative Greg Thomas and U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Danielle Waltz to the authority.

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