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City of Charleston votes to spend $400,000 on improvements to Celebration Station

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A community playground will be getting a much-needed facelift. Charleston council members voted Monday to enter into an agreement with Kanawha County Schools and Miracle Recreation Equipment Company and spend $397,464 for improvements to Celebration Station. The playground on the East End of Charleston is used both by Piedmont Elementary students […]
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City Council approves syringe program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Charleston City Council on Monday approved a resolution to support the licensure of West Virginia Health Right’s syringe services program. This comes after the passage of Senate Bill 334 by the state Legislature last year. The bill requires that an application for licensure includes approval by...
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Kanawha County reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, Dec. 7. One new death was reported of a 79-year-old female who was unvaccinated. Below are the updated COVID-19 numbers for Kanawha County. Total Cases 27,725 Up 76 Confirmed Cases 22,981 Up 55 Probable Cases 4,744 […]
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Charleston mayor unveils plans for new Celebration Station

CHARLESTON, W.V. – Today, Tuesday, December 7, Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin joined officials from Kanawha County Schools, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and the Charleston Rotary Club to unveil plans for a new Celebration Station on Charleston’s East End. There will be two main areas of Celebration Station: one for...
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Pam Nixon: EPA must strengthen protections for citizens (Opinion)

Over the past two years, the world has been consumed with managing risks for the safety of our families. First, it was the COVID-19, then the delta variant, and now, the omicron variant. Worldwide, over 5.2 million men, women and children have lost their lives to the virus. The United States has lost over 777,000 people. After the World Health Organization was notified of the pandemic in December 2019, there has barely been a daily news cycle that we have not heard or read the words “COVID-19” or “vaccine.”
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COVID-19 W.Va. | 28 additional deaths, 689 new cases reported

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 6, 2021, there are currently 8,031 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 28 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,990 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed...
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New playground announced for Charleston's Celebration Station

Charleston’s Celebration Station is finally getting a makeover. Officials from Kanawha County Schools, the city of Charleston, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and the Charleston Rotary Club on Tuesday announced plans for a new playground at the East End community park, which is adjacent to Piedmont Elementary. Groundbreaking on the...
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Kanawha County Commission approves funds for Crestwood water project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County agency has received $678,000 for providing water to multiple households in the Crestwood area. The Kanawha County Commission approved the Kanawha Country Regional Development Authority’s funding request during the commission’s meeting last week. The development authority will use federal coronavirus relief dollars to fund the project.
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Two COVID-19-related deaths reported in Kanawha County on Saturday

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Two more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Kanawha County on Saturday. The new deaths include a 56-year-old woman and a 75-year-old woman, both of whom were unvaccinated, according to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The new deaths push the county’s death toll from the virus to...
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Woman accuses Sunbridge Dunbar Healthcare of retaliatory discharge

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing Sunbridge Dunbar Healthcare claiming that her employment was wrongfully terminated. Diana Elizabeth Daughtry was employed by the defendant beginning in 1988 as a certified nursing assistant and was injured on the job on June 17, 2017, when she was kicked by a resident and had to incur two surgeries, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
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Kanawha commissioners OK pay raises, salary adjustments for employees

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Kanawha County commissioners approved pay raises for county employees and a one-time salary adjustment for deputies and first responders. During their commission meeting Thursday night, commissioners OK’d a 4% raise for county employees, Commission President Kent Carper said. Commissioners also allocated American Rescue Plan funds...
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Commissioners approve pay raises for county employees

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – County employees in Kanawha County can expect more money in their paychecks soon. The Kanawha County Commission on Thursday night voted to reward all county employees with a salary bonus starting Jan. 1. All employees across the county will receive a salary increase of 4...
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Kanawha County reports 99 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, Dec. 3. Two more death has been reported: a 97-year-old male who was unvaccinated and a 93-year-old female who was vaccinated. Below are the updated COVID-19 numbers for Kanawha County. Total Cases 27,478 Up 99 Confirmed […]
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