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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

February 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Dozens of speakers crammed the first of two public hearings Monday to speak against a complex education bill in West Virginia that teachers’ unions claim is retaliation for a nine-day strike last year.

FOREVER CHEMICALS-EMERGING THREAT

WASHINGTON _ The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies.

In Brief:

LGBTQ ORDINANCE _ The head of the West Virginia Republican Party has denounced comments from a GOP member of the House of Delegates about the gay community.

CHARLESTON POLICE-EXPANDED PATROLS _ Officials in West Virginia’s capital and most populous city say a unit of police officers who walk or ride bikes will have patrol hours expanded to add an evening shift.

HEALTH OFFICER-WEST VIRGINIA _ The head of the West Virginia Republican Party has denounced comments from a GOP member of the House of Delegates about the gay community.

UNIVERSITY BOARD-CAPITO _ Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Charles L. Capito Jr. to the West Virginia University Board of Governors.

In Sports:

LONGEST SHOT-ANNIVERSARY

NEW YORK _ Thirty-four years after hitting the longest shot in college basketball history, Bruce Morris is still amazed at what he accomplished.

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