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TodayOctober 21, 2021

MetroNews This Morning 10-21-21

Get up to date on West Virginia news.

YesterdayOctober 20, 2021

US Senate fails to advance voting bill following GOP block

The U.S. Senate voted 49-51 on moving forward with the Freedom to Vote Act.

WVU appoints first female University Police chief

Sherry St. Clair, who has 27 years of experience in public safety, joined the University Police force in 1994.

Senate swiftly approves Governor Justice’s appointments; no questions

Long list of appointments passes unanimously, with little discussion.

Carmichael says state residents should see ‘immediate impact’ following broadband announcement

The Justice administration held a broadband round table Wednesday.

West Virginia leaders anticipate latest developments with covid-19 vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

WV school meal programs feel impact of national supply chain issue

Jackson County Schools deal with food shortages and fewer deliveries.

Justice says one measurement of unemployment represents record low

WorkForce West Virginia says some employment levels have exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

Video, updates: Governor to lead pandemic briefing at noon

Additional information can be found at CDC’s Situation Summary or at DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline, 1-800-887-4304.

DHHR updates COVID numbers

Agency reports 52 new deaths and 22 reconciled deaths.

MetroNews This Morning 10-20-21

Get up to date on what's happening in the Mountain State.

TuesdayOctober 19, 2021

Hearing takes place regarding proposed Longview Power expansion

The forum focused on a $1.1 billion expansion of the Longview Power facility, which currently generates enough electricity to serve 65 million people in a 13-state region.

Debate is spirited and vote’s a squeaker on exemptions to covid-19 vaccine mandates

After about two hours of debate, senators passed the bill 17-16 with one absence.

After days of trying, Senate overwhelmingly passes a map of its own districts

Only senators Richard Lindsay and Glenn Jeffries, both Democrats, voted against this version.

WVU to relax part of mask mandate

University officials cite decreasing cases, increasing vaccinations.

WVEA sues Putnam County Schools over COVID policy

Teachers union alleges system is in violation of state regulations.