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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

February 8, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: A second public hearing is set for next week on a complex education bill in West Virginia.

_LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE, from Charleston: A West Virginia delegate says residents should have the freedom to fire or deny someone housing based on their sexual orientation.

_PSC CHAIRMAN, from Charleston: West Virginia Public Service Commission chairman Michael Albert is resigning.

_SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT, from Charleston: A West Virginia hospital system has been awarded $1 million to expand substance abuse residential treatment services in a five-county area.

_OPIOIDS-PSA CONTEST, from Charleston: The West Virginia attorney general’s office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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