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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

The cash register keeps on ringing up military expenses. A report released today notes the latest tally of Iraq war costs for West Virginia taxpayers is more than $1.2 billion. Rick Wilson with the American Friends Service Committee says the war price tag nationally is at $456 billion. "That's only

Head Start, children's health care, and more are at stake for West Virginia in a federal budget stand-off, and community groups are calling today for Congress to stand firm against a threatened presidential veto. Sam Hickman with the National Association of Social Workers in West Virginia says the

Uncle Sam wants West Virginia to come up with more money. That's according to a new report from "First Things First" that shows President Bush's proposed federal budget means almost $100 million less for the state. It's money used for things like K-12 education, higher education, home heating bill a

Unexpected business and corporate tax cuts approved by the West Virginia Senate are expected to generate a strong debate this week in the House. Opponents predict the cuts will have a $200-million-per-year negative impact for West Virginia. Rick Wilson, with the West Virginia Economic Justice Proj

The backlash against President Bush's plan for a troop surge in Iraq is coming to West Virginia. The State House votes this week on a resolution voicing the state's official disapproval of the plan. In conjunction with the legislation, a new citizens' group has formed, known as West Virginians Aga

West Virginia radio stations will soon have another resource for local news. West Virginia News Service will offer timely stories on important social, economic and community issues that affect people across the state. The service is operated by a small company, Public News Service, and supported

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