MetroNews This Morning 9-16-20

Governor Justice adds a new color to the statewide alert map. The “gold” status will allow in-person school and some sports competition to restart. Democratic Candidate Ben Salango called out the changes as confusing and poor leadership. The state’s R-T value falls to second in the nation for the first time in weeks. A settlement for a large number of students from ITT and the Hatfield-McCoy Trails sets their new budget. In Sports, a West Virginia native returns this weekend with Appalachian State and WVU preps for Oklahoma State. Those stories and more in today’s MetroNews This Morning Podcast.

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