West Virginia University: WVU Libraries receives sixth NEH grant to digitize historical newspapers

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries receives sixth NEH grant to digitize historical newspapers. “The National Endowment for the Humanities is awarding the West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia and Regional History Center a grant — its sixth from the NEH, this one totaling $162,155 — allowing it to continue its important work of digitizing newspapers published in West Virginia from 1791 to 1927.”

WOWK: New foster care dashboard unveiled in West Virginia

WOWK: New foster care dashboard unveiled in West Virginia. “As of Wednesday, West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources has launched a dashboard to track all aspects of the state’s foster care system. Without violating anyone’s privacy, the site allows people to monitor aspects of the nearly 7,000 children in the foster care system in West Virginia.”

Washington Post: West Virginia’s governor wants residents to get vaccinated for his dog. But not enough are getting the shot.

Washington Post: West Virginia’s governor wants residents to get vaccinated for his dog. But not enough are getting the shot.. “Before she gathered her staff for a Zoom meeting two weeks ago, Laura L. Jones wrestled over how to tell them that everyone must receive a coronavirus vaccination by Oct. 1. ‘I avoided calling it a mandate; I said it was a requirement,’ said Jones, executive director of Milan Puskar Health Right, a free clinic in Morgantown, W.Va., whose board of directors made the call. Right after Jones’s announcement, two out of a handful of holdouts got their shots — a couple more small victories in West Virginia’s uphill battle against the rampaging virus.

Newsweek: West Virginia Breaks Record for Daily COVID Cases Twice in One Week as Hospitals ‘Inundated’

Newsweek: West Virginia Breaks Record for Daily COVID Cases Twice in One Week as Hospitals ‘Inundated’. “On Saturday, West Virginia recorded 1,821 new coronavirus cases, reaching an all-time high for daily infections. That tally surpassed a record that was set just three days earlier, when the state recorded 1,738 new cases, the Associated Press reported. Prior to both days, the highest number of daily positive cases in West Virginia was just over 1,700 on December 31.”

West Virginia Humanities Council: West Virginia Folklife Program Announces Release of its Digital Archives Collection, Housed at West Virginia University Libraries

West Virginia Humanities Council: West Virginia Folklife Program Announces Release of its Digital Archives Collection, Housed at West Virginia University Libraries. This link goes to a PDF file. “The original, ongoing collection consists of nearly 2,500 documentary items generated by folklife fieldwork and programs conducted by the West Virginia Folklife Program beginning November 2015. Those items include unique primary source material such as field-recorded interviews and other audio recordings, transcriptions, photo and video documentation, ephemera, and some material objects documenting the vernacular culture, beliefs, occupational skills, and expressive culture of contemporary tradition bearers, folk and traditional artists, and cultural communities across West Virginia.”

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries opens ‘Intelligence and Oversight After 9/11’ exhibit online

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries opens ‘Intelligence and Oversight After 9/11’ exhibit online. “Using select materials from the archives of Senator Jay Rockefeller, the exhibit and digital collection explore how the intelligence community and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The exhibit text is derived from the Memorandum for the Record regarding a review of Senator John D. Rockefeller’s Service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: 2001-2015.”

Washington Post: GOP West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is done with all that nonsense on vaccines

Washington Post: GOP West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is done with all that nonsense on vaccines. “Many of Justice’s GOP colleagues have trodden gently around promoting the vaccines. Some have raised speculative and baseless allegations that the vaccines might be unsafe. Former president Donald Trump promoted them, but only after months of conspicuously declining to do so and not disclosing his own vaccination. Even many who have encouraged vaccination have focused more on their opposition to mandates. They have also made a point to frequently either attach qualifiers that it’s a choice or to suggest that it doesn’t really matter to the vaccinated. And they’ve occasionally suggested that they can’t do much about the vaccine misinformation from allies in their midst. And then there’s Justice, the governor of the second-Trumpiest state in the country. As the team at the Recount has documented, he has made clear over the past six […]

The Register-Herald: West Virginia Folklife Program releases digital archives collection

The Register-Herald: West Virginia Folklife Program releases digital archives collection. “The original, ongoing collection consists of nearly 2,500 documentary items generated by folklife fieldwork and programs conducted by the West Virginia Folklife Program beginning in November 2015. Those items include unique primary source material such as field-recorded interviews and other audio recordings, transcriptions, photo and video documentation, ephemera, and some material objects documenting the vernacular culture, beliefs, occupational skills, and expressive culture of contemporary tradition bearers, folk and traditional artists, and cultural communities across West Virginia.”

The Register-Herald: W.Va. Covid cases have yet to peak

The Register-Herald: W.Va. Covid cases have yet to peak. “Active Covid cases in the state rose by 513 to 18,177 in the Thursday morning report by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), slightly off of its daily average of 845 cases per day over the past week. But deaths were in double digits again at 11, pushing the cumulative total to 3,117. In the past week the state has added 63 deaths. The week before, 46.”