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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - WV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Charleston WV – According to the former head of federal mine inspector training, three separate government studies have shown a link between the practice of mountaintop-removal mining and flooding like that in southern West Virginia last month. Jack Spadaro is the former director of the Nation

Charleston, WV - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has called for a halt to new development in unroaded parts of the country's national forests. The directive affects nearly 200,000 acres in West Virginia, mostly in the Monongahela National Forest. In effect, it's a "time out" for roadless wildland

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wilderness is being signed, sealed and delivered today at the White House, as the Omnibus Public Land Management Act is signed into law by President Obama. The legislation includes protection for 37,000 acres in the Monongahela National Forest and about 2 million acres of newly de

Charleston, WV – About 37,000 acres of the Monongahela National Forest could soon be designated as wilderness - and it would be the first new wilderness area in the state in 25 years. The "Wild Mon" plan is headed for the U.S. Senate floor as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2

Charleston, WV – The "what next?" question has landed in West Virginia on the topic of mountaintop removal mining. Newly elected federal leaders have made promises to end the method, but federal changes are coming down during the last few weeks of the year that would clear the way for more of

Kayford Mountain, WV – People will have a chance this weekend to see the landscape destruction that results from mountaintop-removal strip coal mining. The West Virginia Sierra Club is giving a tour of such a mining site at Kayford Mountain this weekend. Coal company interests say that, when

Charleston, WV - With the final day of school just around the corner in West Virginia, there's a new push to send kids into the great outdoors for summer vacation. Kevin Coyle with the National Wildlife Federation says it's no coincidence that while playing outside all summer has become rare, childh

Charleston, WV – Cloudy skies and rain are in the forecast for West Virginia for years to come, according to a new federal government report on climate change released Tuesday. The report takes a look at what changing temperatures and weather patterns mean for different parts of the country, a

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