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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

December 18, 2018

Good morning! 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

TRANSGENDER STUDENT-HARASSMENT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A West Virginia high school’s assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, “you freak me out,” the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU’s West Virginia chapter said it has asked the Harrison County schools superintendent to take action against Assistant Principal Lee Livengood at Liberty High School in Clarksburg. An ACLU statement said the chapter also is seeking best-practice policies and training in the school system for dealing with transgender students and issues. By John Raby.

LIFE EXPECTANCY-NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW YORK _ Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. By Nicky Forster.

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_LIFE EXPECTANCY-THE WAY DOWN, from MADISON, W.Va. _ If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. By Mike Stobbe. AP Photos.

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ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE, from LOVINGSTON, Va. _The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has sued a Virginia county over a zoning decision, in an attempt to move the project forward.

BANK ROBBERY SENTENCE, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for robbing a West Virginia bank.

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