Shauna Johnson

Monday October 22, 2018

WV Senate: Former U.S. attorney challenges Senate majority leader in 1st District

Senator Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio, 01) is seeking his 2nd term in the state Senate in a race against Democrat Bill Ihlenfeld who's making his first-ever run for public office.

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Handle With Care funding is part of federal opioid legislation

The 2018 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is comprehensive, bipartisan legislation includes a full list of provisions aimed at the opioid epidemic.

Sunday October 14, 2018

Candidates for mayor in Charleston talk user fee ahead of Election Day

Republican J.B. Akers, Independent Andy Backus and Democrat Amy Goodwin are running to replace Charleston Mayor Danny Jones.

WV Senate: Charleston attorney challenges incumbent in 8th District

State Senator Ed Gaunch (R-Kanawha) and Richard Lindsay, his Democratic challenger, talked about a range of issues with MetroNews ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.

Thursday October 11, 2018

Mountwest, Generation West Virginia launch coding ‘boot camp’ in January

The NewForce program will be 40 hours a week for six months with technology companies signed on to hire those trained.

Tuesday October 9, 2018

House Speaker “personally supports” teacher, state worker pay raise proposal

On Tuesday's MetroNews "Talkline," Speaker Roger Hanshaw said he could not speak yet for the full Republican House caucus.

Monday October 8, 2018

Candidates for mayor in Charleston talk priorities ahead of Election Day

Republican J.B. Akers, Independent Andy Backus and Democrat Amy Goodwin are running to replace Charleston Mayor Danny Jones.

Wednesday October 3, 2018

Celebrations are being planned at West Virginia’s 3 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018

Those schools are Allen T. Allison Elementary School in Hancock County, Mount Lookout Elementary School in Nicholas County and East Lynn Elementary School in Wayne County.

Friday September 28, 2018

Flooding closes some schools, roads after heavy rain into Friday

One to three inches of rain fell on saturated ground nearly statewide, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service.

Tuesday September 25, 2018

New state field office for veterans opens in Wheeling

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the replacement site was held Tuesday.

Study: Medicaid expansion is paying off in West Virginia when it comes to uninsured numbers

"All in all, West Virginia's really been heading in the right direction," said one of the report's authors.

Monday September 24, 2018

Some West Virginia absentee ballots for November election are already being cast via Voatz app

Secretary of State Mac Warner said the test project now up and running in 24 counties is designed to make it easier for military members and others overseas to vote.

Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia hosts summit on sports gambling this week

Legal sports betting is in the process of being added at West Virginia's five casinos.

Sunday September 16, 2018

Florence rain pushes into West Virginia; Heaviest precipitation expected in southeastern counties

Florence was a Tropical Depression as of early Sunday afternoon.

Friday September 14, 2018

Florence forecast includes an average of 2 to 4 inches of rain in West Virginia

As of Friday, the heaviest rain was expected Sunday into Monday in eastern West Virginia.

Thursday September 13, 2018

All of West Virginia remains in possible Florence path

The new week could start with heavy rain out of what's left of the storm that was projected to make landfall along the Carolina Coast on Friday.

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Florence rain is in forecast for West Virginia even with storm track still uncertain

"The track of the system will determine how much rainfall that West Virginia actually sees," said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Kistner.

West Virginia ambulance crews joining Florence preps

How long they're gone depends on "how hard the system hits," one official said.

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Uncertainty for West Virginia forecast comes ahead of landfall of Hurricane Florence

How much rain the Mountain State sees depends on what Florence does once ashore, said a National Weather Service meteorologist on Tuesday morning.

Monday September 10, 2018

Heavy rain has rivers rising in West Virginia

As of Monday morning, the Ohio River was on track to reach levels at Moundsville not seen since 2005.

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