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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

March 31, 2019

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. John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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EXCHANGE-SOLAR PANELS-AFFORDABILITY

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Dan Conant, the founder of Solar Holler, said one of his main goals when he started the business 6 years ago was to relentlessly pursue innovative approaches that bring solar within reach of the people and places who have always been left out. By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch.

EXCHANGE-RECOVERING ADDICT

INWOOD, W.Va. _ Sitting in a solitary confinement cell inside Jessup Correctional Facility, Tiffany Koch found the strength to make a change. By Matt Welch, The Journal.

In Brief:

OPIOIDS-PSA CONTEST, from Charleston: The West Virginia Attorney General’s office says a contest deadline is this week for schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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