Brad McElhinny, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday May 24, 2020

Supreme Court choices include circuit judge, family court judge, prosecutor and longtime legislator

Race for 12-year term is wide open because incumbent Justice Workman opted not to run.

Friday May 22, 2020

DHHR coronavirus dashboard to include more county data, ‘probable’ cases

DHHR's Crouch says the information can help guide actions.

Justice feels better about Eastern Panhandle, but National Guard plans continued support

Assessment came from National Guard, local elected leaders and local health leaders.

Thursday May 21, 2020

With Eastern Panhandle case spike, Justice sends National Guard and may consider mask order

Spike puts West Virginia positive cases above 3 percent for the day.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

As more opens, Justice advises West Virginians to take individual precautions

State leaders emphasize wearing masks to prevent the spread of virus.

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Almost a year after disputed election, Supreme Court justices hear the saga of Harpers Ferry

Appeal could settle election results and determine fate of development project that has divided town.

Delegate Hill announces resignation because of job change and move

Delegate was not running again for seat representing Nicholas and Greenbrier counties.

Justice announces W.Va. inmate has tested positive for coronavirus

Justice also lifts 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers.

Monday May 18, 2020

Justice announces reopening dates for bars, casinos and more

Justice removes remaining counties from hotspots list.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Voters get one shot at three Supreme Court races in extraordinary circumstances

Supreme Court Division 1 race pits chief justice vs earlier chief justice vs circuit judge

Saturday May 16, 2020

Citing coronavirus response, Justice says ‘I don’t really know’ about gubernatorial debate

Republican candidates Folk, Thrasher say Justice should defend his administration's policies.

Friday May 15, 2020

Justice decries ‘politics’ and ‘noise’ about administration’s pandemic response

Governor responds to questions about schedule of reopenings and how state will use federal dollars.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Gyms and whitewater rafting get OK to resume, but Justice says clamor was not the reason

Justice did allude to calls that occurred before go-ahead.

West Virginia rolls out ‘rapid response’ plan for communities with spiking spread

State Health Officer Slemp says identification of increasing rates will prompt response.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

W.Va. dentists offices look into protective gear supply chain and see a cavity

Big boxes of gear for 700 W.Va. dentists offices included five surgical masks and five face shields each.

Justice urges West Virginians to hold on until covid treatment emerges

Justice's timeline is more optimistic than U.S. medical experts like Fauci.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Governor elaborates on what’s open, what’s almost ready to open and what’s off in the distance

Justice also says a mandate for people to wear masks while in public would be too divisive.

Monday May 11, 2020

In novel crisis, where’s the line on the governor’s emergency powers?

State lawmakers say when crisis subsides, a conversation about emergency powers will be necessary.

Saturday May 9, 2020

Manchin says West Virginia should stop sitting on $1.25 billion in federal relief

Justice is holding out hope for backfilling state budget.

Friday May 8, 2020

Justice says Hatfield McCoy Trails can open for Memorial Day Weekend

Justice, when asked, says whitewater rafting season still needs to be reviewed.

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