West Liberty University: Trumpet Marks 100 Years Of News. “West Liberty University’s student newspaper, The Trumpet, is marking 100 years of publication in 2021 and in honor of the milestone, students and staff archived hardcopies of the paper digitally, so everyone can access the paper easily from home or office!”
Garrett County Republican (West Virginia): Online collection of Republican newspaper now available. “Through a collaborative effort from the Garrett County Historical Society, the Sincell family and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, a new free searchable collection of back issues of The Republican newspaper covering the years 1877 to 2016 is now available on the Internet Archive.” The archive is incomplete but more content will be added over time.
WVVA: Virus cases decline, West Virginia debuts vaccine portal. “Coronavirus cases and deaths in West Virginia trended downward last week as vaccinations continue apace…. West Virginia is debuting an online portal for residents to register for coronavirus vaccine appointments.”
New York Times: How West Virginia Became a U.S. Leader in Vaccine Rollout. “West Virginia has used 83 percent of its allotted vaccines, among the best in the nation. But even efficient operations face a major problem: There simply are not enough shots to go around.”
Associated Press: Virus vaccine online signup portal debuts in West Virginia. “West Virginia is debuting an online portal for residents to register for coronavirus vaccine appointments. Gov. Jim Justice says the new system that will help streamline vaccination efforts statewide launches Monday.”
The Register-Herald: State’s virus numbers quickly adding up. “These numbers are not good for West Virginia: 511 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, a record 7,271 active cases, a daily positive test rate of 4.96 percent and, worst of all, 16 more deaths. That is the quick review of the daily report issued by the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources as the pandemic is raging throughout the country and picking up steam in the Mountain State.”
WOWK: WV Gov. Justice orders masks in buildings. “West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he has signed an executive order on Monday, July 6, 2020, making face coverings mandatory in all public and privately owned buildings in the state. Justice said the executive order comes into effect 12:01 a.m. Tuesday July 7, 2020.”
AP: West Virginia Supreme Court Now Has an Instagram Account. “People seeking more information about the judiciary in West Virginia can now check the state Supreme Court’s new Instagram account. The court announced this week it is adding Instagram to its social media accounts, which also include Twitter, Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr and YouTube.” Wait – they had a SmugMug account and didn’t have an Instagram account?
NBC News: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice forces out top health official, questions accuracy of coronavirus data amid outbreaks
NBC News: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice forces out top health official, questions accuracy of coronavirus data amid outbreaks. “West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice forced out the commissioner of his public health bureau on Wednesday, hours after he publicly questioned the accuracy of the state’s coronavirus data and detailed growing outbreaks in about a dozen counties. The abrupt resignation of Cathy Slemp, who was also a state health officer, came after the Republican governor vented during a news conference that West Virginia’s active virus caseload may have been overstated.”
ProPublica: The Governor Urged Businesses to Reopen Safely, but a Restaurant at His Luxury Resort Didn’t, Complaints Say
ProPublica: The Governor Urged Businesses to Reopen Safely, but a Restaurant at His Luxury Resort Didn’t, Complaints Say. “West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice allowed bars and restaurants to reopen in late May. Since then, a steakhouse at the luxury resort he owns has received repeated complaints for not reopening safely. A health inspector called it an ‘unnecessary risk.’”
Yahoo News: West Virginia sees coronavirus outbreaks in churches. “Less than a month after President Trump urged churches to reopen, West Virginia has reported a significant number of coronavirus outbreaks linked to houses of worship. According to the state’s public health office, a total of five churches have seen outbreaks.”
WOWK: Non-profit organization connects shoppers with local artisans across the tri-state. “The ‘Foothills Exploration of Appalachian Tourism’ (FEAT) group has been assisting local artisans in Northeast Kentucky for several years. Now, the group is expanding into other areas in the tri-state. Ohio and West Virginia artisans and small businesses can now join the group through their new website.”
The Parthenon: New website provides platform for West Virginia filmmakers. “Vandalia TV may look like many other streaming services, except for one big difference: Every film on the website was created by a West Virginia filmmaker.”
WOWK: New website for job seekers in West Virginia. “The new website was born out of the statewide job fair back in March, that brought thousands to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center looking for work. The whole idea with the website is to make it easier job seekers, and employers find each other without the travel.”