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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - WV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Charleston, WV – The U.S. House has passed a bill to protect selected areas of the Monongahela National Forest. Supporters say that's great news, but they hope the Senate will add more areas to the measure. Sponsored by all three of West Virginia's representatives, it gives federal wilderness

Washington, DC – A wilderness bill sponsored by West Virginia's entire Congressional delegation takes a step forward this week, with a Senate Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday. It would grant wilderness designation to selected areas in the Monongahela National Forest. Economist Spencer

Charlestown, WV – Just in time for spring and summer travel plans, West Virginia is "on the map" for tourists -- literally. A National Geographic map released today highlights states in the Appalachian region. It is expected to boost tourism and introduce travelers to the area's rich history a

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's Congressional delegation is making a pitch for wilderness protection in the state. In legislation announced Tuesday, the state's three representatives called for federal wilderness designations for a number of West Virginia wild areas. Matt Keller with the

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

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