A question for Senators Capito and Manchin, Governor Justice, and the WV GOP: Why is West Virginia not taking any of the Afghanistan refugees?
The WV Republican Party and Senator Shelley Moore Capito have been strong critics of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and both have expressed sympathy for the plight of Afghan citizens who worked closely with this country for the last two decades.
Here is an Axios map that documents where the first wave of Afghan . . .
It's not good news
From today's New York Times, West Virginia is now #1:
It isn't much better locally:
From the Associated Press, yesterday:
West Virginia has highest number of weekly virus cases in 7 monthshttps://t.co/rOoBzGJB0p— John Raby (@jrabyap) August 29, 2021
And here is WV Governor Jim . . .
WV, Ohio County, and Governor Justice
Current WV dashboard:
And from the New York Times dashboard:
And from WV Metro News' Jake Flatley on Wheeling Hospital:
.@Whg_Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison says he is concerned with back to school and the spread of COVID-19 among children.
"WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital is not prepared to take an . . .
National, West Virginia, and the issues of racism and masking
The United States
The bigger picture:
The United States reported more than 1,000,000 new coronavirus cases in the last seven days for the first time since February 2, according to data from @CNN and Johns Hopkins University.— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 21, 2021
The most recent WV . . .
A look at the connections between Robin Capehart, Jim Justice and Bill Cole
The paths of three West Virginia Republicans, Robin Capehart, Jim Justice and Bill Cole, continue to intersect. With recent developments, I thought it might be worth noting where they overlap. Here's an annotated list of important events:
After 13 charges of ethical violations by the West Virginia Ethics . . .
West Virginia's latest covid lottery winner is announced
Yesterday, West Virginia's latest covid million-dollar lottery winner was announced. Here’s WV Governor Jim Justice awarding the top prize of a million dollars to Heather Coburn who works at Bill Cole Auto Mall in Bluefield:
If you are wondering, her employer (pictured above) is the same “Bill Cole” who was the . . .
Despite incentives, the state missed Governor Justice's June 20 target goal of 65% of its residents with at least one dose
The state of West Virginia gave away money, guns, and trucks for prizes and the governor's dog issued a special plea ("do it for Babydog"), but West Virginia still did not meet Governor Jim Justice's goal of 65% WV residents with at least one coronavirus shot by June 20th. Here are today's statistics from the WV . . .