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

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia public health officials were not trained to respond to a January chemical spill along the Elk River. That's the finding in a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says the state Bureau for Public Health had no epidemiologists trained specifically to deal with chemical or natural disasters.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other groups.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A special counsel says Randolph County judge should be suspended without pay for four years. Rachael Fletcher Cipoletti also says Circuit Judge Jaymie Wilfong should be censured. Her brief says Wilfong had an affair with the ex-director of North Central Community Corrections and refused to recuse herself from cases involving him or his staff.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning in West Virginia for U.S. Senate and House hopefuls. The former Massachusetts governor attends a Charleston fundraiser and Beckley rally today for Shelley Moore Capito, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins.

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