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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

GENEVA — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic — deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns — could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed quickly.

Monday, January 17, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he has no regrets about his response to the coronavirus pandemic even if Republican voters who thought he went too far are angry enough to vote him out in the upcoming May primary.

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he hopes to be back at the state Capitol on Monday after falling ill with COVID-19 earlier this week, according to an interview with Hoppy Kercheval on MetroNews’ Talkline on Friday.

CHARLESTON — With 5,457 new COVID-19 cases reported in West Virginia on Thursday, the state now reports 14,817 active cases — 1,210 more than Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard.

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CHARLESTON — As West Virginia reported more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Gov. Jim Justice — sick with the virus himself — directed state and pandemic leaders to approve requests from state hospitals for additional staffing support from the West Virginia National Guard.

Shortages at U.S. grocery stores have grown more acute in recent weeks as new problems — like the fast-spreading omicron variant and severe weather — have piled on to the supply chain struggles and labor shortages that have plagued retailers since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Shortages at U.S. grocery stores have grown more acute in recent weeks as new problems — like the fast-spreading omicron variant and severe weather — have piled on to the supply chain struggles and labor shortages that have plagued retailers since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022

CHARLESTON — With 57 more people hospitalized for COVID-19 over the weekend — up to 815, the highest hospitalizations have been in West Virginia since Oct. 14 — the state now reports 15,124 active cases. That’s 1,144 more active cases than reported Friday, per the state Department of Health …

Sunday, January 09, 2022
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As the raging omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the nation, millions of those whose jobs don’t provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.

Saturday, January 08, 2022
Friday, January 07, 2022
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WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers. The court seemed more open to a separate vaccine mandate fo…

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governors took sweeping actions during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many closed schools and ordered businesses shut down. They issued mask mandates, vaccine requirements and even quarantines in some places for people who had traveled to out-of-state hot spots.

Thursday, January 06, 2022
Wednesday, January 05, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Wednesday night to deliver an assistance package for Kentucky communities devastated by recent tornadoes, vowing to “rebuild every structure and every life” in a speech that stressed the state’s resilience to recover from disaster.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky reported 9,807 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a single-day record for the state since the beginning of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Roughly 21% of Wednesday’s cases were in Kentuckians 18 and under.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Legislature convened Tuesday for the start of a 60-day session, with Republican lawmakers firmly in control of the agenda even as COVID-19 remained a potential disruption, with one senator announcing he tested positive for the virus before his colleagues assembled.

Monday, January 03, 2022
Sunday, January 02, 2022

MONROE, La. — President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Saturday, handing a victory to 24 states that had sued the federal government — including West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

With COVID-19 cases surging just as students are about to return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving classes online again for at least the first week or so of the semester — and some warn it could stretch longer if the wave of infection doesn’t subside soon.

Friday, December 31, 2021
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CHARLESTON — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia rose above 11,000 on Thursday for the first time since Oct. 9, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard.

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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CHARLESTON — West Virginia reported 1,976 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the second highest one-day count since the pandemic began, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard. The previous record was on Sept. 19, 2021, when 2,109 cases were reported.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has reached a pandemic record high in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday as he ordered additional members of the state National Guard into hospitals to help with the surge. The state also saw another record number of new …

CHARLESTON — Federal COVID-19 pandemic relief and stimulus funds boosted federal grants to states to record levels in the 2019-20 budget year, an analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts found.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Saturday, December 25, 2021
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Christmas arrived around the world Saturday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections that kept many families apart, overwhelmed hospitals and curbed religious observances as the pandemic was poised to stretch into a third year.