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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - WV: Water

Charleston, WV – About 37,000 acres of the Monongahela National Forest could soon be designated as wilderness - and it would be the first new wilderness area in the state in 25 years. The "Wild Mon" plan is headed for the U.S. Senate floor as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case about mining waste that likely will have implications for West Virginia. A gold mining company has been granted permission to dump normally prohibited waste into a river in Alaska after treatment, and relabeling the water and solids a

Charleston, WV – The "what next?" question has landed in West Virginia on the topic of mountaintop removal mining. Newly elected federal leaders have made promises to end the method, but federal changes are coming down during the last few weeks of the year that would clear the way for more of

Charleston, WV – Plans for two mountaintop removal mines in West Virginia will face scrutiny in court. Several public health and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit, alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overlooked environmental damage in approving the mines for Nicholas and Clay Cou

Gerrardstown, WV – Residents of the West Virginia community of Gerrardstown are worried they may be hit with a ton of bricks. The Continental Brick Company has bought a parcel of mountain land in the area, which lies in the panhandle near the Virginia border. Residents are concerned that if a

Boone County, WV – Clean, safe drinking water. Some West Virginians can't get it, and there's a relief effort in the works to help get it to them. Residents of the Prenter Hollow area in Boone County report their well water often comes out of their taps black, and not drinkable. Many are drivi

Charleston, WV – This holiday week is the last chance for West Virginians to speak their minds on a federal rule change that critics say would put wildlife and water quality in jeopardy. A White House plan would repeal the "buffer zone" rule for mines, allowing them to dump mine waste directly

Washington, DC – A mining reform bill passed yesterday in the U.S. House has West Virginia taking a close look at mining practices of the "Wild West." In an effort led by West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, the House voted to update a law from more than a century ago, that lets mining comp

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