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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - WV: Smoking Prevention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state legislature is looking to add a dollar to the tax on a pack of cigarettes. That would bring West Virginia's tax rate from one of the lowest in the nation to close to the national average. Chuck Hamsher, government relations director for the American Heart Association

Charleston, WV – Stubbing out cigarettes indoors at public places doesn't stub out the bottom-line profits of businesses like bars and restaurants, nor does it cause them to lay off workers. As local health authorities have pushed for indoor smoking bans in some parts of West Virginia, there'

Charleston, WV - With time starting to run short for this legislative session, proposals to boost West Virginia's cigarette tax to $1.20, the national average, are awaiting action in the House and Senate finance committees. West Virginia AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Larry Matheney backs the idea of r

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