Shauna Johnson

Thursday May 3, 2018

New website launches focused on care at all state hospitals, available procedures and health jobs has been in the works for two years.

Tuesday May 1, 2018

Six agencies including HealthNet are getting ambulance restraints made specifically for kids

The restraints come from the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services for Children Program.

Monday April 30, 2018

Medicaid coverage of autism therapy to expand; provider shortage may still limit access

With the policy change, more than 3,000 West Virginia children with autism could qualify for applied behavior analysis therapy.

Thursday April 26, 2018

Pleasants County ceremony to mark Friday’s 40th Anniversary of Willow Island Disaster

More than 50 workers were killed on Apr. 27, 1978 when concrete took down scaffolding at a Willow Island cooling tower that was under construction.

Sunday April 22, 2018

Adjutant general: Military partnership with Qatar could lead to economic, agricultural and cultural developments

Maj. Gen. James Hoyer said initial steps in new partnership will "move pretty quickly."

Friday April 20, 2018

Medical marijuana legalization supporters to rally Saturday

Events are planned for Saturday in Beckley, Buckhannon, Lewisburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg.

Thursday April 19, 2018

‘It’s very humbling,’ Huntington fire chief says of making Time 100 list

"If every city had a chief like Jan Rader, our country would be a better place," U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wrote about Rader for Time.

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Wood County BOE looks to public for input on next county superintendent

A forum will be held Wednesday night in Parkersburg.

Water watching continues in parts of Barbour County

Flood Warnings from the National Weather Service for the Tygart Valley River in Barbour County at both Belington and Philippi were scheduled to continue into Tuesday afternoon at least.

Monday April 16, 2018

High water after heavy rain shuts down roads, closes schools in West Virginia to start the new week

In Lewis County, a section of Interstate 79 was closed through the Monday morning hours due to standing water.

Friday April 13, 2018

Annual statewide fundraiser launches for Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Paper flowers will be purchased with a purpose in the coming weeks at hundreds of locations across West Virginia. On Friday, those...

Thursday April 12, 2018

Start of next school year won’t come until September for students in Boone County

Marking a change from past years, the Boone County Board of Education's approved a school calendar that puts the first day of the 2018-2019 school year for students on the day after Labor Day.

For 1st time, state law will require voter ID checks in West Virginia May primary

Education campaigns about the new law are underway for both poll workers and potential voters.

Wednesday April 11, 2018

New tourism campaign for West Virginia launches with focus on Mountain State views

The focus is on the Mountain State's "Almost Heaven" landscape.

Monday April 9, 2018

Huntington mayor on Cabell County drug overdose decline: ‘We feel we are on the right track.’

During the first three months of 2018, Cabell County officials reported a 36 percent drop in overdoses compared with the same time in 2017.

Advocate calls new state law written to reduce rape kit backlog “a great first step”

Going forward, Ilse Knecht with the Joyful Heart Foundation said West Virginia lawmakers should look at mandating rape kit testing and tracking such criminal evidence.

Sunday April 8, 2018

Cabell County teen back on Broadway in Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Brooklyn Nelson, 13, is an 8th grader at Barboursville Middle School.

Monday April 2, 2018

Acting secretary optimistic about transition ahead for state Department of Education and the Arts

"I've been thoroughly impressed with the agencies as I've walked in," said Clayton Burch, associate state superintendent of schools and interim secretary for W.Va. Department of Education and the Arts.

Sunday April 1, 2018

Parts of West Virginia’s northern mountains under winter storm warnings, watches for start of new week

As of Sunday, forecasters were predicting the heaviest snow would fall by Monday in eastern Tucker County and eastern Preston County.

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