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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

May 9, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Story:

ELECTION 2020-‘COCAINE MITCH’

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack, selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The shirts appear to have been hot sellers. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign Twitter account said Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of the year and thanked people who chipped in by purchasing shirts. By Bruce Schreiner.

In Brief:

RAIL TRAIL, from CLAY, W.Va. _ A new rail trail is set to be built in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that the state has signed a letter of intent to purchase land for the project.

ADDICTION TREATMENT-RATING SYSTEM, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state’s addiction treatment programs.

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