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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - WV: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

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

Washington, DC – A mining reform bill passed yesterday in the U.S. House has West Virginia taking a close look at mining practices of the "Wild West." In an effort led by West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, the House voted to update a law from more than a century ago, that lets mining comp

Charleston, WV – West Virginia has a wild weekend in store to celebrate the major milestones of three different wilderness groups. The Virginia Highlands Conservancy is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and former Conservancy President David Elkinton believes the biggest lesson learned in th

Charleston, WV – West Virginians from across the state are heading to the great outdoors tomorrow (SATURDAY) to celebrate National Public Lands Day, by cleaning up and improving the state's public lands, parks and wilderness areas. Comments from Matt Keller and Dave Saville, both with the Wes

A White House rule expected today could open up more West Virginia streams to dumping from mountaintop removal coal mines. The plan would change the “buffer zone” rule, which is intended to protect streams from being filled in by waste from mines. Cindy Rank with the West Virginia High

It's a unique prescription for a healthier West Virginia. Health professionals say wild lands are good medicine, and they're rallying to save West Virginia wilderness in hopes that more people will enjoy and benefit from it. More than 100 healthcare workers from around the state are part of a new c

Proposed state Division of Natural Resources rules would require oil and gas drillers to "walk softly" in West Virginia state forests and the deadline for public comments is Friday at noon. The new rules would require drillers to limit road-building, prevent erosion, protect wildlife, and give earli

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