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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

February 19, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The West Virginia House of Delegates has effectively killed a complex education bill disliked by striking teachers’ unions. The Republican-led House voted 53-45 Tuesday to approve a motion to table the bill indefinitely. It means the bill won’t go to the next step: a committee of Senate and House members who would try to come up with a compromise. By John Raby.

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In Brief:

MAYORS ANTI DISCRIMINATION BILL, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Twelve West Virginia mayors have signed a letter asking the state Senate to take up a bill aimed at protecting LGBTQ people from housing discrimination.

MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD, from MARTINSBURG, W.Va. _ Police say three people have been arrested in the death of a missing Maryland man whose body was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

APPEALS COURT VISIT, from MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ A federal appellate court panel will hear cases at West Virginia University College of Law.

FARM WORKSHOPS, from INSTITUTE, W.Va. _ The first of three workshops on entrepreneurial farming and food manufacturing is this week in West Virginia.

MARSHALL-JOURNALISM HALL, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking nominations to its Hall of Fame.


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