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House panel OKs abortion limits bill
A West Virginia House of Delegates committee has voted to pass a bill to limit abortions after 20 weeks.
$2.2 million saved on education bulk buys
The West Virginia Board of Education says buying supplies in bulk helped county school systems save more than $2.2 million in 2013.
- Bill proposes teacher raises
- Senate passes pretrial release bill
Alpha: $210 million mine blast settlement closed
Alpha Natural Resources says federal prosecutors have closed a $210 million settlement stemming from a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers in 2010.
FEMA denies grants after chemical spill
Federal officials have denied West Virginia’s request for emergency grants to reimburse first responders, nonprofits and public agencies that assisted during last month’s chemical spill.
FEMA said in a letter Monday that the spill “was not of such severity and magnitude” to warrant the additional federal assistance. The Jan. 9 spill spurred a water-use ban for days for 300,000 West Virginians.
- U.S. House panel has spill hearing
Harsh winter prompts heavy W.Va. salt usage
Some West Virginia cities have already used twice as much salt as they typically use each year on icy roads, and the state has spent more than three-fourths of its annual snow-removal budget.
Charleston has used about 4,000 tons of salt so far this season, city Public Works Director Gary Taylor told The Daily Mail.
Firm in towers collapse was fined during 2009
The company that employed two of the three people killed in the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in Clarksburg was sanctioned after a fatal accident in 2009 in Missouri, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration records.
Company ordered to remove tanks
West Virginia’s governor on Saturday ordered the company at the center of a chemical spill that tainted the state capital’s water supply to remove all above-ground storage tanks from the Charleston operation.
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