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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 Surface Mine Board is deciding whether to revoke a permit for a surface mining operation located near Kanawha State Forest. Testimony ended yesterday in a hearing over the Keystone Industries KD No. 2 mine permit issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a fatal fire in a Jackson County mobile home appears to have started in a kitchen. A woman living in the mobile home was killed in the fire yesterday morning in the Cottageville area.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Wildflower photos are being sought for West Virginia's next "Roadsides in Bloom" calendar. The state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation are sponsoring the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower calendar photo contest.

Judges will select 12 photos to represent the months of the year.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia and U.S. flags on Capitol grounds in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Wayne County are at half-staff in honor of former state Sen. Mack Clarkson Jarrell.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk today on the day of services for the veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

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