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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say 10 doctors have been charged with overprescribing prescription pain pills from clinics in West Virginia and Virginia. Two of those patients died. The indictment released Tuesday charges the owners, managers and physicians associated with Hope Clinic with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and other controlled substances that weren't for legitimate medical purposes. Hope Clinic had offices in Beckley, Beaver, and Charleston, West Virginia, and Wytheville, Virginia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - With teachers and other public workers planning a statewide walkout Thursday and Friday over pay and benefits, Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine says they deserve more but work stoppages by public employees are unlawful in West Virginia. In a statement Tuesday, Paine says he's hopeful negotiations can prevent disruption to students and classrooms and families that have to find other places to send their children.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Supreme Court has canceled its annual trip to Morgantown scheduled for next week and will hear cases in Charleston instead that day. The court said in a news release that the two cases were scheduled for Tuesday at West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown. They will be heard in the Supreme Court Chamber in Charleston.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia House has voted 78-19 to impose the federal 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients statewide. It would apply to people ages 18 to 49 who aren't disabled or military veterans, have no dependent children and get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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