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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

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Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The so-called "Great Recession" is putting added stress on West Virginia families, and some of them risk falling through cracks in the social service system. Debra Hart is executive director of the Mental Health Association in the Greater Kanawha Valley. It's an agency that provi

CHARLESTON, WV - A new summary of West Virginia's employment picture predicts the national economic crisis will cause more lingering pain in the state, even as it eases in other parts of the country. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, The State of Working West Virginia, says the s

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - For West Virginians, the stakes are high in the current health care reform debate. The Senate bill now under consideration would cover nearly 180,000 in the state who are uninsured. According to state Senator Dan Foster of Kanawha County, who is also a physician, if no bill pas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In part because of state and federal subsidies, electricity from solar power has been growing by as much as 20 percent a year nationally. West Virginia doesn't subsidize the industry and hasn't seen that growth, but it is taking off in neighboring Ohio and Pennsylvania. Michell

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Health care reform plans as passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would, in one part, expand the government medical care program for the poor to cover those making up to 150 percent of the poverty level - high enough to include a family of four with an annual income of $33,

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - According to federal figures, uncompensated health care costs West Virginia nearly half a billion dollars a year. That's mostly because people who have no health insurance end up being treated in hospital emergency rooms, which are very expensive. Perry Bryant, who heads the g

CHARLESTON, W.V. - A special session of the West Virginia legislature is looking at funding a shortfall in the state's transportation budget. To do so, lawmakers may be ready to pass Gov. Joe Manchin's proposal to stop an automatic cut in part of West Virginia's gas tax. Manchin wants lawmakers to a

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An in-depth look at census figures for African-Americans in Kanawha County shows sharp disparities along racial lines in West Virginia's largest city, Charleston, the county seat and state capital. Rev. James Patterson, executive director of the Partnership of African-American C

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