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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

TEACHER STRIKES-BLUE STATES

SEATTLE — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states.

In Brief:

—ILL BAND STUDENTS, from Moundsville: Dozens of West Virginia band students became sick from a heat-related illness.

—CHEMICAL SPILL-SETTLEMENT, from Charleston: People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit.

—HIGHWAY CLEANUP, from Charleston: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says it is accepting registrations for the fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup.

—WATER PROJECT, from Welch: More than $1.1 million in federal funding has been announced for a West Virginia water project planned to replace outdated systems and improve service in several communities.

In Sports:

YOUNGSTOWN ST-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No. 14 West Virginia has the opportunity to shore up its depth with a Championship Subdivision opponent looming and the Big 12 opener just two weeks away. The Mountaineers (1-0) play their home opener Saturday night against Youngstown State (0-1).

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