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TodayFebruary 24, 2021

Capito confident about getting infrastructure bill done

The leaders of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are hopeful about having an infrastructure bill ready before Memorial Day.

Suicide hotline calls were up sharply in recent months, DHHR officials tell senators

Calls to West Virginia's suicide prevention hotline increased by 60 percent in recent months compared to the same period the prior year.

Yeager Airport plans to takeover management of Summersville Airport

Additional notes from the airport's board meeting in the story.

‘Worse than all the storms I’ve been to,’ first responder to Wayne County says

Devastation difficult for Kanawha team leader to describe.

Ramsey: Financial losses continue at CAMC as pandemic stretches on

Hospital had $108 million in COVID expenses in 2020, received $74 million in CARES Act funding.

Marsh says Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective

Justice task force members discuss soon to be approved third COVID vaccine.

West Virginia Power joining Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

Baseball is back in Charleston after many questions.

Intermediate court, passed by Senate, now gets another chance in House

Senators of both parties, while debating the bill today, made reference to how often they had done so in the past.

DHHR updates COVID-19 cases numbers

Active cases poised to drop below 8,000.

Power outage numbers shrink, but workload remains the same

Appalachian Power projects the last of the restoration work should be done by Friday evening.

Judge sets new date in Kanawha County murder case

Key report not yet submitted in Joshua Drennen case.

Video, updates: Governor’s briefing on covid response at 11

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

YesterdayFebruary 23, 2021

Around 12,000 Appalachian Power customers still without service

Eight-five percent of customers who lost service from the Feb. 11 and Feb. 15 weather systems now have electricity

House Judiciary Committee approves coronavirus immunity bill

Some legislators have criticized the legislation for being too broad.

FAA release draft environmental assessment on Bridgeport airport work

The Federal Aviation Administration released the draft environmental assessment for a new passenger terminal and aerotech business park at North Central West Virginia Regional Airport.

Senate education committee approves bill that could expand West Virginia’s charter schools

The bill also would lay the groundwork for charter schools that would operate virtually.

Bill backed by DHHR would study Child Protective Services

Workload of caseworkers among the things to be studied.

State BOE mandates return to full-time in-person instruction for state schools

State Coronvirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh tells board return would be safe.

Justice says more legislative oversight of emergency powers could be ‘a real mess’

The House of Delegates passed two bills last week that would restrict executive power.

DOH crews continue work on roads in winter storm recovery

More than 280 roads were left impassable in the aftermath of the ice storms.