Shauna Johnson

Monday March 27, 2017

Governor likes some, not all of House budget proposal

For an hour on Monday's MetroNews "Talkline," Governor Jim Justice took questions directly from listeners.

Saturday March 25, 2017

Vice President Pence to speak with West Virginia small business owners

He was scheduled to visit Putnam County on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday March 23, 2017

McKinley a “yes” vote on proposed Obamacare replacement

That could change if the bill is altered in major ways before the U.S. House vote, the 1st District congressman said on MetroNews "Talkline."

Wednesday March 22, 2017

W.Va. congressmen still weighing proposed ACA replacement

The U.S. House vote was scheduled for Thursday.

Potential DHHR budget cuts could take many forms

As of now, DHHR secretary said it's not clear how his agency can get to the $50 million reduction proposed in the Republican budget framework without serious effects on West Virginia residents and families.

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Alderson grocery store reopens with more fresh food options

Without the Green Grocer, a local food advocate says Alderson would be considered a "rural food desert" like other parts of West Virginia.

Thursday March 16, 2017

State official calls prevalence of drugs in prisons, regional jails “disgraceful”

Jeff Sandy, secretary of the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, talked about it on Thursday's MetroNews "Talkline."

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Manchin questions chances for proposed Obamacare replacement in U.S. Senate

On MetroNews "Talkline," he said he won't be voting for the bill as it's written now with Medicaid cuts, subsidy eliminations and higher costs for senior citizens.

West Virginia community college chancellor testifies on Capitol Hill

Dr. Sarah Tucker talked about a collaboration between Toyota and BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Governor: Republican budget framework ‘doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me’

Governor Jim Justice was a guest on Tuesday's MetroNews "Talkline."

Monday March 13, 2017

“Complicated” system bringing heavy snow to West Virginia

By Wednesday, a foot of snow could be on the ground in parts of the eastern Mountain State counties.

Sunday March 12, 2017

Daughter of Don Knotts bringing his stories to West Virginia

Karen Knotts is one of the performers at Stonewall Resort's West Virginia Comedy Festival later this month.

Thursday March 9, 2017

Capito cautious about proposed Obamacare replacement

On Thursday's MetroNews "Talkline," she said many of her questions about the bill remained unanswered.

Senate rejects two unemployment board nominees; Leaders cite qualifications

Critics of the move claim other factors are at play.

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Manchin wants more time to review state agency’s budget

Secretary of Education and the Arts Gayle Manchin appears before House Finance Committee.

Tuesday March 7, 2017

First U.S. House committees to take up Obamacare replacement Wednesday

Goal of House Republican leaders is to pass the bill and send it to the U.S. Senate later this month.

Monday March 6, 2017

New HUD secretary will get an invite to visit West Virginia’s Capital City

The executive director of Covenant House says Dr. Ben Carson could be "a champion" for public housing projects.

Wednesday March 1, 2017

Woodrow Wilson senior says he’s giving a voice to others who’ve been bullied, harassed

ACLU of West Virginia and Council on American-Islamic Relations now requesting more information about how school, Raleigh County school system handles discrimination.

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Mixed reaction from Republican leaders to latest Justice budget proposal

Chief of staff for Governor Jim Justice likens budget work to the many ways to get to Wheeling from Charleston.

Monday February 27, 2017

Flu widespread in West Virginia at close of February

State Health Officer says a third of flu outbreaks reported, thus far, have been in school settings.

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