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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

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

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - They'll be dying for health care today in front of Rep. Shelly Moore Capito's Charleston office. Health care activist Gary Zuckett, executive director of West Virginia Citizen Action, promises that The Grim Reaper will be there, as will people representing the four West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - When lawmakers do their work, their primary focus should be on their constituents who can't even vote yet - children. That's the message of a national coalition, Step Up For Kids, coming today to the West Virginia State Capitol. Janet Scarcelli, the group's West Virginia chair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of the few American industries actually growing right now is the manufacturing of wind, solar and other renewable-energy equipment. Observers expect solar cell production in Ohio to double or triple in the next few years, thanks in part to a state requirement for a portion of

Charleston, WV - The national health care debate continues for the next week, with events around West Virginia Saturday and Tuesday. Although media coverage of townhall events has focused on health care reform, as well as opponents from the Tea Party and similar groups, Larry Matheney, secretary tre

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - On Friday, the federal minimum wage increases by 70 cents, to $7.25 an hour. Rick Wilson, with the West Virginia Economic Justice Project of the American Friends Service Committee, says that rise is going to be especially vital in West Virginia, because more than one worker of ev

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