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Federal campaign records show West Virginia's U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with $3.5 in his re-election fund, Rep. Evan Jenkins with $1.2 million for his challenge and no filing yet by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, though a super PAC backing him has begun raising money.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in Huntington Thursday night, something local officials say they prepared for with about a week’s notice.

West Virginia Attorney General's Office

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has organized another regional meeting with clergy in a faith-based initiative to involve more churches in dealing with drug abuse.

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Pres. Donald Trump's Thursday campaign rally in Huntington is expected to draw thousands of not just Trump supporters from the tri-state area, but also protestors.

While the city doesn’t have any say in what goes on inside the event, they are responsible for what happens outside, where tensions could run high.

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Flash flooding in northern and north-central West Virginia communities has left millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. The rain that began Friday, July 28, resulted in high, rushing waters that days later, families are still trying to recover from. Eight counties are under a state of emergency and members of the National Guard have been mobilized to deal with the damage.

Kanawha River
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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement to address dioxin contamination in the Kanawha River by constructing a cap over nine acres of sediment containing the toxic substance.

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A top official in Gov. Jim Justice's administration says most of West Virginia's government agencies submitted needed audit information late, which has resulted in financial sanctions on the state's colleges and universities.

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A new federal report shows West Virginia's economic output rose 3 percent in the first quarter of this year led by mining.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis says the state's increase in gross domestic product trailed only Texas' 3.9 percent.

Concrete plant, Mansfield OH
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West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a halt to construction of a concrete plant in northern West Virginia, saying agency inspectors found violations in May, June and July from storm water runoff.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Flash flooding in northern and north-central West Virginia communities has left millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. The rain that began Friday resulted in high, rushing waters that days later, families are still trying to recover from. Eight counties are under a state of emergency and members of the National Guard have been mobilized to deal with the damage.

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The West Virginia Department of Education is allowing the public to comment on a draft of a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act.

W.Va. Officials Begin Tallying Flood Damage

Aug 1, 2017
West Virginia Governor's Office

State officials and emergency responders are beginning to tally up the damage from flooding that hit northern and north central communities late last week and over the weekend.

The Division of Highways said Tuesday its assessing road damage in 11 counties in the region. The agency estimates 200 roads suffered some kind of damage in the July 28 and 29 storms, totaling nearly $7 million.

West Virginia Governor's Office

Residents in northern West Virginia pulled together Sunday to begin cleaning up from flooding as Gov. Jim Justice visited areas to see the damage from recent storms.

Media reported Justice visited Mannington to survey flood damage from Friday and Saturday as well as other areas that were flooded from storms on July 23.

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Updated 7/31/17 4:16 p.m.

Flood cleanup continues in northern counties in West Virginia. The National Guard is on the scene in the worst-hit areas, like Marion County, where some say it’s the worst flood they’ve seen since the 80s.

Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump is holding an early August campaign rally in West Virginia.

Trump's campaign says the event is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

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Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a new executive director of the West Virginia Water Development Authority that finances construction of wastewater and water facilities for local government agencies.

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act in legislation defeated in a 51-49 floor vote early Friday.

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Some West Virginia bars and clubs that offer limited video lottery have taken advantage of a new law increasing the maximum number of machines.

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An 80-year-old maintenance and repair shop in West Virginia is closing its doors due to struggles in the coal and manufacturing industries.

Jim Justice
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Governor Jim Justice says West Virginia has opportunities to expand farming and jobs with fertile soil and good climate, rainfall and temperatures for growing, calling for state's reconstituted Agriculture Advisory Board to advance them.

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