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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) - Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter a state program to help ease cleanup at the site where a chemical spill polluted the Charleston area's water supply. No decisions have been made and the company has not yet submitted a formal application for the program.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Yeager Airport officials are exploring a project that could make the airport run entirely on solar power. The project would place solar panels atop the parking garage closest to the airport's terminal and in the airfield near the runway. The money for the $15.3 million project would come from the Federal Aviation Administration.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Congressman David McKinley says a center that helps educate parents of children with disabilities is getting a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. All services to parents and families from the center are free and are available across the state.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants. The State Historic Preservation Office says about $800,000 in grants will be available. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. Awards will be announced in February 2015.

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