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The Governor’s Signed And Vetoed Bills, COVID-19 Impacts And The Race For U.S. Senate, This West Virginia Week

WVPB looked at what did and didn’t get the governor’s signature and we continue our series looking back at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic four years after its start. We also take a look at the Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, as well as updates from the state police on investigations into sexual misconduct.

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Point Pleasant's Silver Bridge Disaster In 1967 Improved Bridge Safety

The Silver Bridge collapse, on the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, killed 46 people. After it, the Federal Highway Administration began using National Bridge Inspection Standards.

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House Lifts Certificate Of Need, Extends Corrections Staffing Emergency

The House passed House Concurrent Resolution 78, indefinitely extending Gov. Jim Justice's state of emergency over correction facilities staffing levels. The concerns continue to focus on safety, security and maintaining National Guard support. 

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On-The-Scene Memories Stay With Photographer 55 Years After The Silver Bridge Disaster

On Dec.15, 1967, the Silver Bridge that connected Point Pleasant, W.Va. and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed under the weight of afternoon rush-hour traffic. Forty-six people died.

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