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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Tobacco use is no longer allowed at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town.

The hospital's new tobacco-free policy went into effect Monday.

Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg implemented a similar policy on July 1. Both hospitals are part of University Healthcare's system.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The head of a state board that suspended the medical license of a West Virginia doctor said she's shocked by a judge's move to let the doctor resume treating patients at a pain clinic where an investigation found sanitation and hygiene issues.

West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine Executive Director Diana Shepard said the decision Thursday by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King "sets a terrible precedent."

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Ginseng diggers are heading to West Virginia's forests as the season for harvesting the plant opens.

West Virginia's ginseng season began Monday and runs through Nov. 30.

BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) - All-terrain vehicle permit sales for the Hatfield-McCoy trail are up this summer.

Trail director Jeff Lusk tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that ATV permit sales have increased $10,000 compared to the summer of 2013.

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