PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - WV: Women's

Sen. Ron Stollings M.D., is lead sponsor of a bill to ensure insurance coverage for maternity care, in the cases of pregnant teen dependents of folks enrolled in public insurance programs. Photo courtesy of the WV State Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A bill working its way through the state Senate would help ensure maternity care for some pregnant teens, with the expectation that it would pay off in the long run. Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, a doctor who chairs the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee, is the lead spo

The One With Courage campaign kicks off this week in West Virginia. Logo courtesy of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia children's advocacy group will kick off its part of a national child abuse prevention campaign this week in Charleston. The One With Courage drive is intended in part to remind adults that kids cannot stop abuse by themselves. Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive d

PHOTO: Dr. Adam Wolfberg will be speaking in Charleston this week. Photo courtesy of Dr. Wolfberg.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A summit in Charleston is stressing that the entire state will benefit from healthy pregnancies and births and saying that moms and babies do better when they get care and time together. Dr. Adam Wolfberg is a Boston obstetrician and expert in complex pregnancies. Wolfberg says e

The Wheeling YWCA operates the Madden House shelter. They can be reached at 1-800-698-1247 or 304-232-2748. The national domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - It isn't part of the big budget negotiations, but people working with battered women are worried that the partisan divide in Congress could also threaten vital shelter programs. Much of the funding for domestic violence shelters comes through the Violence Against Women Act. But C

PHOTO: W.Va. Healthy Kids And Families Coalition logo.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - By now, a lot of people are probably sick of politics. But a new, nonpartisan drive aims to put democracy into action for West Virginia children living in poverty. According to census data, almost half of the state's kids live in homes at or near the poverty level, most with pare

PHOTO: Charleston Lawyer and senate candidate Josh Martin says he would push legislation to block convicted rapists from suing for parental rights in family court.  Courtesy of the campaign.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A candidate for the state Legislature says he wants to press for a law that would prevent rapists from claiming visitation and other parental rights to a child fathered through sexual assault. Senate candidate Josh Martin, a Charleston lawyer, says he would push legislation to b

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services logo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As in every state, parental rights in West Virginia are a complex and emotional legal issue. West Virginia law does not specifically deal with pregnancies arising from sexual assault, nor does state code specifically say how to sever the parental rights of rapists who impregnate

Cover of report. Photo courtesy of Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A healthcare reform coalition has examined the Affordable Care Act's impact on West Virginia women, and says the two-year-old law should do a lot of good. Renate Pore, health policy director with West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare, helped research the report, calle

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