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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - WV: Education

Charleston, WV – West Virginia's energy debate is getting a fresh look, from a new set of eyes. The Clifford Lewis Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University recently led a group of students around the state. Their goals were to learn the pros and cons of the state's coal legacy, and

Charleston, WV - Back-to-school shoppers in West Virginia will spend around $600 per child this year, according to the National Retail Federation. That amount covers classroom supplies and clothing, and attorney Bruce Perrone with Legal Aid of West Virginia says that, with prices for everything risi

Charleston, WV - Drugs, alcohol, and construction sites could be a lethal combination. So, at a ceremony today, the Governor Manchin will sign a new drug-free worksite law. It will require companies that bid on state construction contracts to have drug and alcohol testing and prevention programs in

Charleston, WV – West Virginia lawmakers will be back in business later this week, and a statewide campaign aims to get them working promptly on the needs of the youngest West Virginians. Margie Hale with the West Virginia Kids Count Fund believes early child development should be lawmakers

Charleston, WV – It's a disturbing trend, according to teen advocates. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the national teen birth rate rose last year, for the first time since 1991. Teen births are up in West Virginia, too, following the national trend. Kim

Charleston, WV – When it comes to state government, the top priorities should be helping people out of poverty, and building a strong middle class. That's the view of a group holding its first annual meeting today in Charleston, including a discussion of ways that West Virginia lawmakers can c

Charleston, WV – West Virginia kids may spend more time in a new classroom – the Great Outdoors. A provision in the "No Child Left Behind" Act, now up for renewal in Congress, would include grants and other support to help schools teach about the environment. The plan is being called "No

Families will be lining up at stores for back-to-school shopping but many low-income parents will be hit hard by the costs, and merchants may not see the big boost they might expect. Some store owners have called for the return of the back-to-school sales tax holiday, which was cancelled a few years

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