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B. Arrest records

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P. Public utility records.

Public utility records in the possession of any public body such as the Public Service Commission would be subject to disclosure unless the particular information sought is one of the sixteen exempt categories discussed in the previous section.

3. Commission or agency enforcement.

Neither the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act nor the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act provides for commission or agency enforcement.

1. Interviews for public employment.

(This section is blank. See the point above.)

a. "Information gathering" and "fact-finding" sessions.

There is no specific provision in the Act excluding meetings involving information gathering or fact-finding.

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4. Infectious disease and health epidemics.

(This section is blank. See the point above.)

2. Material unavailable from other sources

The requested material must not be obtainable from other available sources. State ex rel. Charleston Mail Ass'n v. Ranson, and State ex rel. Hudok v. Henry. The court in State ex rel. Hudok v. Henry, supra, recognized there may be a situation where a newsperson is the only individual with credible evidence bearing upon an important issue in a civil case.