Brad McElhinny, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday March 28, 2020

West Virginia now goes past 100 confirmed coronavirus cases

But the rate is holding steady compared to overall testing.

Friday March 27, 2020

Justice says he is ‘flat mad’ after 2 erroneous death reports

Morgantown nursing home takes blame for incorrect report of resident's death.

Thursday March 26, 2020

West Virginia’s 41,549 unemployment claims in the past week blow away the old record

Gaunch directs filers to website; Senate package would provide more compensation.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

How the federal financial relief package could aid West Virginia citizens and businesses

Senate ready to roll out historic $2 trillion economic relief bill.

Justice extends school closures and income tax deadline

Justice quickly departs daily press briefing, saying he has to call White House.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

A week after first W.Va. coronavirus confirmation, health officials carefully watch spread

West Virginia continues efforts to 'flatten the curve.'

Four residents, three staffers at West Virginia nursing home test positive for coronavirus

The Sundale situation this week became the first-known case of 'community spread' in West Virginia. 

Horse racing now halts in Charles Town, reversing earlier plan to run with no fans

Racing commission agrees 'stay-home' order by Governor Justice stops races.

Monday March 23, 2020

Justice announces stay-home order after ‘community spread’ is identified with nursing home patient

Order extends to all but "essential" businesses.

Sunday March 22, 2020

Judicial emergency declared in West Virginia, delaying all but essential hearings

Order comes a day after Kanawha court system employee is identified as coronavirus patient.

As concern grows, Manchin wants specifics on amount of available medical supplies

Hospitals across the country are concerned their workers will be overwhelmed.

Saturday March 21, 2020

Justice stops short of shutdown, but warns West Virginians to stay home or face deadly virus wave

Kanawha judicial building shuts down after court worker is confirmed with virus.

Friday March 20, 2020

W.Va. is working on a list of businesses considered ‘essential,’ but Justice hopes not to use it

W.Va. coronavirus cases now up to 7; Justice orders state park lodges and ATV trails closed.

Horse racing goes on in Charles Town — but with no spectators in grandstands

Racing Commission puts off decision on what to do about greyhounds.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Justice announces purchase of thousands of surgical masks plus protective suits

Concern is that healthcare workers, emergency responders could be downed by coronavirus.

W.Va. Governor Justice gets coronavirus test, says result is negative

Justice says he waited by himself for a few hours while test was processed.

Despite health and financial crisis, stability predicted for PEIA’s finances

PEIA Finance Board meets via teleconference to comply with 'social distancing' guidelines.

Wednesday March 18, 2020

W.Va. voters may cite health concerns to ask for absentee balloting, Warner and Morrisey say

Morrisey, Warner say emergency declaration will provide flexibility for May 12 W.Va. election.

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