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

March 19, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOME HEATING BILLS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Low-income West Virginia residents at risk of having their home heating service stopped for lack of payment can apply for an emergency assistance program.

SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia agriculture officials are accepting applications for a federal specialty crop block grant program.

LGBTQ-ORDINANCE-WEST-VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A Virginia man is accused of threatening a GOP member of the West Virginia House of Delegates who called the LGBTQ community a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.

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