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U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - WV: Social Justice

Reform advocates in West Virginia are backing a bill to ease overcrowding in regional jails. (Adobe stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Supporters of criminal justice reform in West Virginia say two bills under consideration would ease overcrowding in jails and make re-entry into the workforce easier. One bill would end driver's license suspensions over court costs and unpaid fines. Brittney Myers is in a reco

West Virginians' reactions to Sen. Joe Manchin's vote this week to impeach President Donald Trump have ranged from angry to supportive. (Wikimedia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As President Trump takes a victory lap over his impeachment acquittal this week, the nation is reacting strongly to guilty votes by centrist Senators in the historic trial. In West Virginia, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's vote has left many folks angry, since Mountain State voters

The civil rights group Fairness West Virginia is urging lawmakers to pass the Fairness Act for LGBTQ protections in the state. (Fairness West Virginia)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- LGBTQ groups in West Virginia are fighting to pass the Fairness Act in this year's legislative session. The bill ensures that no LGBTQ person in the Mountain State is fired, evicted or denied public services because of his or her sexual orientation, according to Andrew Schnei

The Eagle Butte mine in Wyoming would be sold separately from other Blackjewel properties during the bankruptcy. (Mr Satterly/Wikipedia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With court hearings in Charleston and other legal moves under way, the former Blackjewel miners blocking coal shipments say they remain optimistic. Most of the miners in Harlan County, Ky., have registered as debtors in the Blackjewel bankruptcy. Miner Jeff Willig says

A number of public officials have come out in support of the laid-off Blackjewel miners, who are <br />blocking coal shipments over their bounced paychecks. (Blackjewel Coal LLC Facebook Group)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Pressure is building for Blackjewel miners in eastern Kentucky to get their back wages. But the laid-off miners blocking coal shipments there intend to hold out until former employees of the bankrupt company in other states, including West Virginia, are paid as well. J

The experimental West Virginia blockchain voting process includes a series of steps aimed to ensure proper voter identification. (SOS Office/Voatz)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Security experts are critical of a West Virginia experiment in Internet voting for military and overseas citizens. Last year the Secretary of State's office allowed 141 West Virginians in 31 counties to vote, using what's known as blockchain – the same distributed l

West Virginia construction unions, including the Laborers' International, say they want to increase the number of women in their ranks. (LiUNA/Facebook)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A West Virginia construction union is working to put more women on the job, and one woman says she likes working in construction so well, she wishes she would have started sooner. Leona Messer of Alum Creek finished an apprenticeship last December, and is now a working m

The Monopoly Man has appeared at congressional hearings including one on Google's market dominance. (Ian Madrigal/Youtube)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Protesting in Congress has a new face, and you could say people aren’t masking their feelings any longer. A swamp monster appeared behind the former energy lobbyist picked to lead the Interior Department. Women in “The Handmaid's Tale" costumes showed up for

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