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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) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given a fundraising boost to the campaign of Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant. Reid headlined a Tennant fundraising event last week in New York City, but Tennant officials aren't saying how much was raised for her underdog effort against GOP Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State and federal authorities say they are giving more scrutiny to a group of West Virginia residents who reject taxation and certain laws - the so-called "sovereign citizen" movement. A 2104 study by a national terrorism group listed sovereign citizens as the nation's number one potential terrorist threat.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former narcotics officers are being used at some West Virginia pain clinics to screen patients in a bid to reduce the number of prescription pills being abused in the state. The former officers are using screening methods including a drug test and background checks to help curb narcotics abuse.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A seven-mile stretch of the Cheat Canyon in northern West Virginia is the state's newest natural conservation area. A dedication ceremony was held late last week for the 3,800-acre forest upstream of Coopers Rock State Forest.

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