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W.Va. Officials Plan for Measles at World Scout Jamboree

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia state health officials and Boy Scout leaders say they’re preparing for the possibility that some children may bring measles to the World Scout Jamboree this summer. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports officials are encouraging measles vaccinations for the 45,000 Scouts and leaders expected to travel across the world and country… Read More

W. Va. Joins Four Other States in Suing OxyContin Maker

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) – Five state attorneys general have announced new lawsuits against the maker of OxyContin as they seek to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid crisis. Filings were announced Thursday by officials in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin. With the suits, 45 states are now taking legal action… Read More

Mountain Valley to Pay $266K for Environment Violations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the consent agreement dated April 19 was made public Tuesday. MVP has received at least 20 notices of violations in several… Read More

West Virginia Woman Admits to Stealing ID for Gun Purchase

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 36-year-old Erica Nicole Blake of Parkersburg entered the plea in federal court in Charleston. Stuart says in… Read More

Feds, West Virginia Reach Deal on Child Mental Health Care

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has agreed to expand mental health services for children to resolve a federal investigation that found the state unnecessarily institutionalized kids with emotional or behavioral disorders. Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and West Virginia announced the agreement Tuesday at a news conference. The deal requires the state… Read More

Candidates File Precandidacy Papers for W.Va. Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Candidates are starting to line up for Supreme Court races next year in West Virginia. Three seats are up for grabs on May 12, 2020. Justice Margaret Workman’s 12-year term ends next year. Former House speaker Tim Armstead won a special election in November and is completing the 12-year term through… Read More

West Virginia Lawmakers to Reconvene Next Week on Education

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers will reconvene next week in a special session on education. House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced Monday that the special session will resume at 2 p.m. May 20. The brief announcement did not include an agenda or how long the session would… Read More