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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - WV: Rural/Farming

PHOTO: Landowners on the route of proposed natural gas pipelines in West Virginia and Virginia have a good legal basis for denying the companies permission to survey on their land, according to legal experts. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. - Pipeline companies who want to build lines through West Virginia and neighboring Virginia have told some landowners they can survey on their land without the landowners' permission. Legal experts, however, say those companies don't have that right - yet. Attorney Joe Lovett with

PHOTO: A new proposal would provide doctors an easy way to practice in multiple states, and could especially help rural, medically underserved areas. Photo credit: the Federation of State Medical Boards.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medicine i

PHOTO: With coal production declining, central Appalachia will need help adapting to the new reality, according to regional economic groups. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Tourism.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Government programs could help communities adapt to a future with less mining, say regional economic groups. In the past, the federal government has helped areas hit by international trade and a decline in tobacco farming. Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Econo

PHOTO: A new rule clarifying where the Clean Water Act applies seems to be drawing a lot of support from farmers like Steph Larsen, seen here watering her sheep. Photo courtesy of Steph Larsen.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A change in federal clean water rules appears to be popular with some major stakeholders, especially farmers, hunters and anglers. Two federal court decisions had "muddied" the rules about where the Clean Water Act applies, but a new revision has been proposed to clarify the issu

Public efforts like the 5,2,1,0 campaign are showing signs of having an impact on the diet of West Virginia children. GRAPHIC courtesy of Keys 4 Healthy Kids.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of the doctors heading up an effort to address childhood obesity in West Virginia says she's seeing some progress. Dr. Jamie Jeffrey, medical director for Healthy Kids Pediatric Weight Management Program at the Charleston Area Medical Center, said childhood obesity grew so qu

The construction trade unions in the Northern Panhandle says their efforts to make sure West Virginia workers get the jobs in the Marcellus natural gas fields are bringing results, at least in part of the so-called midstream part of the industry.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The fight to put West Virginia workers in Marcellus jobs seems to be bringing results, at least in one big part of the natural-gas industry. Unions and companies in the midstream sector of the state's natural-gas boom say those jobs are now being filled by trained, well-paid West

PHOTO:  West Virginia political and coal industry leaders are hoping for a

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was briefed Thursday by a West Virginia delegation about the impact the agency's new policies could have on the state's coal industry. The Obama administration is moving to limit carbon emissions from new power pla

Critics of the practice say Marcellus drilling represents an industrial scale activity suddenly built up in rural areas that are not really ready for it. PHOTO by the WV Sierra Club.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The third annual "Marcellus Academy" this weekend in Buckhannon will help people facing the big industrial natural gas operations now rolling through the state's rural areas. Chuck Wyrostok, outreach coordinator, West Virginia Sierra Club, said it's not an introduction to frackin

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