Shauna Johnson

Today July 26, 2016

Temporary public library opens in northern Kanawha County for 1st time since flood

The site is for those who would have utilized the flood-damaged Clendenin Branch and currently inaccessible Elk Valley Branch at Elkview Crossings Mall.

Yesterday July 25, 2016

Assessment: Clendenin Elementary sustains nearly 97 percent substantial damage in flood

"There's no chance whatsoever to rehabilitate that building," Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy.

Democrat AG candidate criticizes Morrisey on “Talkline”

Del. Doug Reynolds (D-Cabell, 17) is a Huntington businessman who says he could bring legal and legislative experience to the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.

West Virginia Sanders delegate says DNC chair right to resign after hacked e-mail release

Political parties should remain neutral during primary process, according to Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler (D-W.Va.). E-mails show Hillary Clinton was favorite about national Democratic party leaders.

Sunday July 24, 2016

Summer camp memories are good memories for Marshall University’s president

In 1973, Dr. Jerry Gilbert was a Mississippi delegate to the National Youth Science Camp in Pocahontas County. He returned to the camp this year as Marshall's president and already has plans to go back next year.

Friday July 22, 2016

Volunteer organization coordinator: Flood recovery will last 5+ years

VOAD is preparing for long-term operations.

Thursday July 21, 2016

GOP consultant: Trump will do better in West Virginia than maybe any other state

Greg Thomas has been in Cleveland, Ohio this week for the Republican National Convention.

Dog, cat flood survivors needing homes; Dog behaviorist says trauma for them is different than in humans

Adoptions are being coordinated through Greenbrier County Humane Society and Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.

Wednesday July 20, 2016

2 members of West Virginia RNC delegation echo Clinton criticisms

Morrisey, Mooney see Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, as the "better of the two options."

Tuesday July 19, 2016

Philip Barbour teacher tells hostage survival story; offers lessons learned to other school officials

Twila Smith spoke Tuesday at the West Virginia Center for Professional Development's 3rd Safe Schools Summit.

Monday July 18, 2016

West Virginia delegation near front of Quicken Loans Arena for Republican convention

The Republican National Convention opened Monday in Cleveland, Ohio and continues through Thursday.

Members of West Virginia Congressional delegation applaud passage of addiction and recovery legislation

President Barack Obama was expected to sign the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act into law.

Sunday July 17, 2016

Mineral County school custodian wins state award

Kimberley Speir from Fountain Primary School is West Virginia's 2016 School Service Personnel Employee of the Year.

Friday July 15, 2016

Culture Center turning 40 with special events Saturday

West Virginia's "premier welcome center" first opened at the State Capitol Complex in 1976.

Flood cleanup underway in Huntington after Thursday storms

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams estimated water made it up into the living spaces in 50 homes.

Thursday July 14, 2016

Demolition, property clearing to be added to Guard duties after flood

The work could make the difference for some deciding whether to rebuild, says state Adjutant General James Hoyer.

Chamber to offer grant help to flooded small businesses

The mini-grants are being funded through donations to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Housing options of ‘last resort’ in at least 2 flood counties will be FEMA mobile homes

As of now, there is no timeline for mobile home installations or indications of specific locations.

B+ grade for West Virginia in study of pain treatment policies

Advocates for cancer patients and others say any opioid prescription reforms cannot ignore legitimate drug users.

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