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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am, WV

May 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-ELIZABETH WARREN-OPIOIDS

WASHINGTON _ Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America’s opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction. Warren’s new opioids measure is modeled on a 1990 law passed to help fight the spread of AIDS and would be paid for using her proposed tax on the wealthiest American households . The U.S. senator from Massachusetts released her new plan Wednesday ahead of a campaign trip to Ohio and West Virginia, where she’ll visit a town that filed a lawsuit against drug companies. By Elana Schor.

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CHILD NEGLECT-CHARGE, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Authorities say a West Virginia mom who passed out in a McDonald’s bathroom after doing drugs in front of her kids has been charged with child neglect.

MAGISTRATES-FRAUD CHARGES, from CLARKSBURG, W.Va. _ Two county magistrates in West Virginia have been indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from use of a bonding company operated by the family of one of the magistrates.

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