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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 4, 2020 

Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Charleston, WV – West Virginia’s prison overcrowding problem has grown to such a crisis, Gov. Joe Manchin is considering calling lawmakers back to Charleston for a special session. A new report released by the Governor’s Commission on Prison Overcrowding shows more than one thousan

Charleston, WV - A small convoy of buses, vans and personal cars will be headed to Washington this week, full of West Virginians who want Congress to reform the health care system. They're going to take part in a rally Thursday, expected to draw thousands from around the country. Perry Bryant, exe

Charleston WV – West Virginia's private health insurance market is dominated by a few large companies and an absence of competition, according to a new report from Healthcare For America Now. The report uses figures from an American Medical Association study, which says two firms wrote 54 perc

Charleston, WV - A new measure signed into law this winter by President Obama soon will send a large influx of volunteers to communities across the nation, including several in West Virginia. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will expand the AmeriCorps VISTA programs by tripling the number of

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

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