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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: Cause for hope, continued caution Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia took a nosedive over the weekend, going from nearly 30,000 on Friday to 21,490 on Monday morning. The state has never seen...

WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

WVa virus cases drop for first time in months; deaths way up

Sep. 20, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak but prompting warnings that deaths and record hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping, too, officials said...

Lawyer files intent to sue again over governor's residency

Sep. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply...

Mining company locating first US plant in West Virginia

Sep. 17, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A mining company is locating a new plant in West Virginia, bringing 47 new full-time jobs and a $10 million investment, officials said. CS Global Group, a Turkish mining company, specializes in barite manufacturing and sales. It is locating its...

Organizers reject bid to cancel West Virginia's Bridge Day

Sep. 16, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of West Virginia’s largest outdoor festival have rejected a move to cancel the event for the second straight year after Gov. Jim Justice encouraged it to continue. The Bridge Day Commission rejected 4-2 a proposal from one of its...

WVa gov: Being unvaccinated is 'bad choice' as records fall

Sep. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID-19 patients as the number of people seeking treatment for the virus hit a record of 893 on Wednesday, officials said. That's 41 more than Monday's record and is up from the total of 52...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Images, words and action Late last week, The Washington Post released a video compilation of Gov. Jim Justice saying more West Virginians need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, highlighting his...

COVID-19 shuts in-person classes in 2 West Virginia counties

Sep. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new school year had barely started in West Virginia when two counties were forced to move courses online temporarily due to a surge in coronavirus cases. Preston County Schools announced it was shutting down in-person learning effective...

COVID hospitalizations, cases set records in West Virginia

Sep. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of positive cases and people hospitalized for the coronavirus in West Virginia both smashed records on Monday as Gov. Jim Justice scolded residents who continue to balk at receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At least 40% of the state's...