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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Charleston, WV - With the governor and lawmakers wondering how to provide health insurance to West Virginia's quarter-million uninsured citizens, some are looking at one of the state's successful health care programs as a model. By one count, West Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP

Charleston, WV - West Virginia lawmakers are proposing to use only $11 million of the $33 million in unemployment funding available through the federal stimulus. Some church and family groups say expanding unemployment coverage enough to use the rest of the stimulus money would be a good idea, becau

Charleston, WV - A coalition of union, professional, grassroots and advocacy groups are hailing the president's proposed budget for what it will do for struggling West Virginians. Gary Zuckett, executive director of West Virginia Citizen Action, says the health care, education and renewable energ

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

Charleston, WV – "Neighborhood-level economic stimulus." That's what advocates of a state version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) propose as they outline ways in which updating state tax policy could help thousands of low- to middle-income families. West Virginia Alliance for S

Ironton, OH – The scoreboards show that everyone is a winner at Ironton's new middle and elementary schools, which are under construction. The Tri-State Building and Construction Trades Council, which covers West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, passed the hat to pay for gymnasium scoreboards at t

Charleston, WV – They want economic recovery as soon as possible, along with new jobs. A campaign is getting underway in West Virginia to try to drum up support for a national economic rescue package. Rick Wilson is the executive director of the American Friends Service Committee's "Economic

Charleston, WV – Growing up in a one-parent household, having a family member with a chronic mental illness, or someone in the household with alcohol or drug addiction are childhood experiences that may bring negative effects for life. They're listed as "common experiences" in West Virginia, a

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