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Brad McElhinny, Author at WV MetroNews

Today September 20, 2019

Claim against VA: Families should have been warned about prior deaths

Shaw family says it should have been allowed an informed decision about whether hospital was safe.

Yesterday September 19, 2019

No cost increases are being proposed for next year for West Virginians insured through PEIA

The plan remains stable as it is set to be reviewed by the public for coming fiscal year.

W.Va. unemployment rate hits lowest in a decade, but still behind national average

Justice credits administration's work for economic performance.

Another victim is named in suspicious deaths at Clarksburg VA

Autopsy concludes death is suspicious, identifies four insulin injection points.

Wednesday September 18, 2019

A week after announced closure, Justice-owned Pinnacle plant announces reopening

A dozen employees were laid off; operators say most may come back.

Carmichael wants to end financial support for W.Va. greyhound racing

Senate president wants to stop $14 million transfer to racing, likely ending the practice.

W.Va. leaders start looking at budget cuts in case tax collections continue dragging

September is looking up, says Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy.

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Recent college graduate is named to open seat in W.Va. House of Delegates

New delegate studied political science and government.

W.Va. board that oversees funeral homes cleans house after fiasco

The membership of the West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners is totally new, and within the past few weeks the board has pushed out the agency's director and office manager.

Monday September 16, 2019

FEMA lifts sanctions, but still might reclaim a million dollars over questioned W.Va. grant oversight

West Virginia's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is appealing the disallowed dollars.

Purdue Pharma declares bankruptcy, first step in proposed settlement with opioid-damaged communities

27 states and more than 2,000 local governments are part of proposed settlement.

Family searches for answers after veteran’s suspicious death

Family feels betrayed by VA but expresses confidence in investigation.

Sunday September 15, 2019

Company being sued by The Greenbrier calls it ‘legal bullying’

The Greenbrier has filed a federal lawsuit against the insurance adjuster hired to help collect on damages after the 2016 flood.

Special meeting over president’s contract at Fairmont State draws attention

'They go into executive session, so you really don’t know how it’s going.'

Friday September 13, 2019

Poll shows split on WVU-Marshall rivalry, but sports fans want hoops series to tip off again

Poll respondents are unsure about fourth class for high school basketball.

Thursday September 12, 2019

Morrisey favors moving ahead with proposed Purdue Pharma settlement

But Attorney General says West Virginia could pull out if aspects of settlement wind up seeming unfavorable.

Annual report: 38 percent of W.Va. schools are missing mark on student attendance

Officials say W.Va. schools show some improvement in math, language results.

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Tentative national settlement with Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma is reached

West Virginia lawyers representing drug-ravaged communities favor accepting the settlement.

West Virginia Poll: Residents say road repairs have a long way to go

Poll shows two thirds express dissatisfaction.

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