CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia Senate despite several efforts to move the ban to 24 weeks after a woman's last menstrual cycle. Some senators have expressed concern that a ban prior to fetal viability at 24 weeks is unconstitutional.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Senate has passed a resolution to honor the director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department for his work with the public after the Jan. 9 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for more than 300,000 people. Sen. John Unger said many people breathed easier during the crisis because of Dr. Rahul Gupta.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia House of Delegate has passed legislation to allow county commissions to make drugs used to cook meth available by prescription only and to limit the amount of cold medicines that can be purchased each year. The bill allows people to purchase 24 grams of pseudoephedrine annually, half the current limit.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to create a private flood insurance option in West Virginia has been passed by the House. The bill passed yesterday is expected to give West Virginians lower flood insurance plans on the open market.
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