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    PNS Daily News - March 31, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: Opponents want Indiana’s controversial Religious freedom Restoration Act amended or repealed; Older Americans in Phoenix will be voicing their concerns as part of the White House Conference on Aging; controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is expected to show his support today for a state takeover of public lands.

Public News Service - West Virginia

GRAPHIC: A study that for the first time looks at the employment trends in online job listings says increasingly, employers want people with specialized, and often technical, degrees. Image credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Online job listings show a 'good news, bad news' employment picture for West Virginia. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has crunched the data from online postings for its new study of U.S. job trends. Lead author Tony Carnevale says during the r...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: A Virginia court decision could slow the huge pipelines aiming to bring Marcellus gas to southeastern markets. Photo by

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Virginia county court case may slow construction of big proposed natural-gas pipelines - a delay opponents say the pipelines can ill afford. A Suffolk County court said the Atlantic Coast Pipeline did not follow the proper procedure when notifying a landowner. The company desc...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: Four oil-train derailments and explosions in a single month (Feb.) prompted two U.S. Senators to introduce legislation outlining major oil shipment safety improvements. Photo of the Fayette County derailment courtesy Office of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – On Wednesday, senators introduced a bill in Congress to improve safety of oil shipments by rail. The legislation, from two senators from Washington state, would require thicker tank-car walls and safety features, and set limits on how volatile crude oil can be for rail tr...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: More landowners are going to court to oppose huge pipelines intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas to eastern markets. They say they are concerned in part about construction impacts like those see here in a pipeline out west. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Huge pipelines intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas to eastern markets are running into spreading resistance from landowners. Richmond-based Dominion Resources and its partners have filed about 100 lawsuits against landowners who are resisting surveying crews...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: The state of West Virginia says it now will consider the findings of numerous studies that have linked mountaintop-removal mining to a large number of serious health problems. Photo credit: SouthWings/Vivian Stockman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In what could mark a significant shift, the state of West Virginia says it will now take into account studies showing health impacts tied to mountaintop-removal mining. For years, regulators have resisted considering studies showing elevated coalfield health problems, but this w...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: The Our Children, Our Future campaign says the Legislature made progress on kids and family issues again this year, despite partisan battles in other areas. Photo courtesy Our Children, Our Future.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The legislative session that just ended was marked by a number of sharp partisan battles. But the child poverty-fighting group "Our Children Our Future" says that didn't stop progress on issues that affect kids and families. Lawmakers voted to reform West Virginia's juvenile j...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: The state Legislature looks likely to restore threatened funding for children and family support programs, and maybe this time putting it in a more stable part of the budget. Photo of the state Capitol rotunda courtesy of the West Virginia Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Funding for state programs supporting children and families may be restored, and this time it may be permanent. While Governor Earl Ray Tomblin had proposed cuts of nearly $1 million for children and family programs for the second time in two years, lawmakers restored the money ...Read More

Public News Service - WV

PHOTO: 'Dark money' disclosure provisions were stripped from a campaign finance bill in the West Virginia Legislature late Sunday night. Meanwhile, a secretive conservative group's $100,000 per person breakfast was cancelled after local reporters got ahold of an invitation. Photo courtesy West Virginia Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The clash between "sunlight" disclosure of political donors and so-called "dark money" campaign financing is on full display in Charleston. A $100,000 per plate breakfast benefitting a secretive conservative group was cancelled Sunday night after reporters received a copy of an ...Read More

Public News Service - WV

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