Shauna Johnson

Today January 28, 2015

Bill would eliminate straight-ticket voting

One of its sponsors says voters should have to consider all of the candidates individually.

Greyhound breeder says industry study does not tell full story

Steve Sarras talked about what he thinks the report got wrong on Wednesday's MetroNews "Talkline."

Yesterday January 27, 2015

Study: State subsidies for greyhound racing could be better spent

The recommendation is that West Virginia end those subsidies which total millions.

Lewisburg mayor: Water flowing again to some homes and businesses

It'll be later this week before water service is fully restored.

Lawmakers draft plan to lift starting teacher salaries to $43K

The proposal would cost an estimated $12.5 million in the first year and five times more in each of the coming years.

Monday January 26, 2015

Former WVU quarterback Ben Reed reflects on ‘American Sniper’

He says more doors have opened to him because of his role as Chris Kyle's father.

Thousands without water in Greenbrier County

A diesel fuel spill lead to the closure of the intake at the Lewisburg Water Treatment Plant which was still closed on Monday morning.

Health insurance enrollment deadline approaching

The option of federal subsidies will not be available after Feb. 15.

Sunday January 25, 2015

Snowy start to the week expected in parts of West Virginia

The heaviest snow in northern West Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle was expected in the early morning hours Monday.

Friday January 23, 2015

Victims ID’d in Kanawha County deadly shooting

One person was killed and another wounded Friday morning in a crime scene that "spread out over blocks" in Rand.

Thursday January 22, 2015

Mining Association president: Coal holding its own, but under pressure

Hal Quinn said what happens next depends on federal regulators.

West Virginians for Life preparing own pain-capable abortion bill

The issue was debated on MetroNews "Talkline" on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Wednesday January 21, 2015

McKinley: President ‘lectured’ Congress in State of Union

He and others talked about President Barack Obama's annual address on Wednesday's MetroNews "Talkline."

Future party chairs would not be allowed to be lobbyists with pending bill

Del. Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio, 03) is one of the lawmakers sponsoring it.

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Free health clinic reps argue for full funding

The budget for ten sites in West Virginia has been cut by more than half in proposal for next budget year.

Road advocate: Wishes won’t fix West Virginia’s roads

Representative for West Virginians for Better Transportation said action is needed during the Regular Legislative Session.

Monday January 19, 2015

Proposed bill would make sexual orientation and age protected classes

A rally for a proposed nondiscrimination bill was held Monday at the State Capitol.

Lawmakers to see a teacher pay raise bill this legislative session

WVEA: The proposal would set up annual increases to take starting teacher salaries to $43,000 by 2019.

Sunday January 18, 2015

Transition continues for hundreds of Fayette County students

Mid-year moves out of Collins Middle School started last week.

Friday January 16, 2015

Economist: All state economic issues connected to declining workforce

West Virginia is the only state where less than half of working age people are on the job.

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