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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


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


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Charleston, WV – One in three West Virginians has gone without health coverage at some point in the past two years, and closing that gap is the goal of a forum this evening at the University of Charleston. Kathleen Stoll of the healthcare advocacy group Families USA will speak at the event. S

Institute, WV - The United States is on a path to war with Iran, and ordinary Americans will have no say in the decision unless they speak up now, according to Scott Ritter. The former United Nations' weapons inspector speaks in West Virginia today. He's been an outspoken critic of the decisions tha

Charleston, WV – Health care for almost all West Virginia kids is coming down to the wire in Congress this week, as lawmakers are expected to approve a plan to extend children's health coverage, in spite of a threatened veto. Perry Bryant with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care says th

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

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