PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - WV: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Sonya Bailey spent 16 years unable to walk, talk or feed herself because of injuries at the hand of her husband. But Bailey's case marked an important change in domestic-violence law. Bailey died this winter. Her abuser remains in prison thanks to a federal law that was new at t

CHARLESTON, W.V. - Call it another kind of bridge day. People will gather at noon on Tuesday, March 8, on Charleston's Southside Bridge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. They also will be supporting women victims of war. Organizer Barrie Kaufman says the West Virgini

CHARLESTON, W.VA. - New numbers from Workforce West Virginia say the state's unemployment insurance fund is in better shape than previously estimated, which means federal money available for modernizing the system would be enough to keep the fund solvent until the economy improves. Paul Miller, an

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - State lawmakers are expected to take up several bills to strengthen protection for victims of domestic violence, including one named for a victim who says it could have helped her. The bill named for Celena Roby would target unlawful restraint. Roby says that when she tried to l

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and the West Virgina Coalition Against Domestic Violencewarns that stalking is moving into cyberspace. Some have argued that cyber-privacy concerns are overblown and encourage paranoia, but the coalition says one in four victims nati

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Advocates in one part of West Virginia say they are seeing shocking numbers of Internet mail-order brides becoming victims of domestic violence. Catherine Adams, supervising attorney for the Parkersburg office of Legal Aid of West Virginia, says she now has five of these cases of

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Just in time for Veterans Day, Legal Aid of West Virginia is rolling out a new program specifically for vulnerable vets. Jordan Ballard is one of two new Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps fellows in the state. He'll be providing free legal help for veterans who might have serious p

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's unemployment compensation fund is projected to run out of money around late February. State Sen. Jeff Kessler of Marshall County says it might take $25 million to $40 million to tide the fund over until employment picks up. He believes the state should be able to

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