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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - WV: Social Justice

Advocates for renters in West Virginia are already seeing an uptick in evictions since the pandemic began, and expect to see a rise in first-time homelessness as a result of job loss. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's court system has reopened, after being closed to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. Now, advocates for renters are bracing for a flood of evictions, from people financially strapped because of job loss in the pandemic. Ellen Allen - executive director of C

Some West Virginia counties are easing work requirements for SNAP recipients during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With Gov. Jim Justice issuing a stay-at-home order this week to battle COVID-19, a new report warns West Virginia has one of the nation's most vulnerable populations for contracting the deadly virus. The Kaiser Family Foundation study says the Mountain State's rapidly aging po

The list price of insulin has nearly tripled since 2002, according to the American Diabetes Association. (Adobe stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Concern over the soaring cost of prescription drugs has spurred the West Virginia Senate to consider a bill that would help diabetics pay for life-saving insulin. House Bill 4543 would cap insurance copays at $25 for a 30-day supply, according to Savanna Lyons - co-executive di

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

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