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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

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

Charleston, WV – West Virginia has been lucky to escape the brunt of the nation's economic crisis on the jobs front, so far, according to the new State of Working West Virginia report. The downside in the report is that wages have not kept pace. The median hourly wage is lower now than it was

Berkeley Springs, WV – A group of West virginians is hitting the streets and staying there all night to show support for those who have lost their homes. Audrey Morris, Morgan County Starting Points coordinator, says their goals also include raising visibility of the issue, because the homel

Charleston, WV – West Virginia's version of "super nanny" is being celebrated as part of the "World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse." Partners in Community Outreach offers 18 in-home family education programs throughout the state. In-home counselors, sometimes heralded as "super nannies

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