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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - WV: Environment

Charleston, WV – A West Virginia congressman has suggested creating a new pot of money to douse the flames of forest wildfires. Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) is sponsoring a new bill that would help stretch already-scarce U.S. Forest Service resources in West Virginia and beyond. The leg

Charleston, WV – West Virginia environmental groups are calling it a major victory for clean water in the state. Massey Energy has agreed to a settlement that includes $20 million dollars in fines, in a water pollution lawsuit with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal governme

Charleston, WV – Even if they're not into wild New Year's Eve parties, West Virginians can make a "wild" resolution this year. A state environmental group is asking them to resolve to help protect the state's unique wild areas. Matt Keller with the West Virginia Wilderness Coalition says whe

Charleston, WV - Oil and gas drillers would have to go easy in West Virginia's state forests, under new rules proposed by the state Department of Natural Resources. They're set for hearing today at the State Capitol. The rules would limit road-building and tree-clearing to the minimum necessary, an

Glenville, WV - A Gilmer County landowner is battling some "powerful" trouble. Wes Smith of Glenville is embroiled in a legal dispute with Allegheny Power over a line running through his property. The same company is proposing a major power transmission line for West Virginia, and Smith's view is th

Kingwood, WV - Its critics say a large new electrical transmission line would "zap" West Virginia with loads of pollution. Local residents' last chance to comment on the proposal is at a final public hearing today, in Kingwood. More than half of the 200-mile line would run through West Virginia, alt

Charleston, WV – This holiday week is the last chance for West Virginians to speak their minds on a federal rule change that critics say would put wildlife and water quality in jeopardy. A White House plan would repeal the "buffer zone" rule for mines, allowing them to dump mine waste directly

Shepherdstown, WV – A young West Virginia man is receiving national recognition as a "Wilderness Hero." Brandon Dennison, a senior at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, leads youth groups on wilderness hikes for his Presbyterian church. When he heard about an effort to get federal wildernes

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