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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: a new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE Detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - WV: Civic Engagement

Organizers of the new Poor People's Campaign say some of what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was pursuing with the first Poor People's Campaign has been sanitized and watered down by time. (Birmingham, Ala., Police Dept.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Poor People's Campaign here and across the country is reconnecting with Martin Luther King's surprisingly radical vision, its organizers say. The movement will rally at State Capitols in West Virginia and nearly 40 other states at the same time this Monday afternoon.

At a court hearing in Charleston last week, the judge ruled that GOP House of Delegates candidate Tally Reed, right, could stay on the ballot. (Dan Heyman)

Charleston, W.Va. — A House of Delegates candidate is accused of lying about where she lives - and that's roiling politics in the Eastern Panhandle. Republican Tally Reed changed registration to Hedgesville in January, just before announcing a run for the open 59th District seat. But sworn c

U.S. Senate hopeful Don Blankenship has just finished a one-year prison sentence related to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. (Don Blankenship for U.S. Senate)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Controversial coal baron Don Blankenship has drawn national attention with his U.S. Senate run - but polling and conversations with voters suggest he won't shake his criminal conviction for endangering miners. The former Massey Energy CEO served a year in prison for mine-

Nonprofit resettlement groups, often faith-based, help refugee families fleeing war start new lives. (West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – President Donald Trump may be considering a military strike in Syria, but an interfaith group in West Virginia wants the White House to allow families escaping the war to resettle here. Trump has pointed to the human cost of a likely chemical weapons attack there. Lynn Cl

Justice First organizer Rev. Leo Woodberry says their effort is timed to lead up to the People's Climate March 2018, and ahead of this fall's elections. (Vimeo/The People's Climate March)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tour of 10 southern states focusing on clean energy and justice issues kicks off today in Raleigh, N.C. The Justice First campaign will visit more than 20 cities by mid-August, highlighting environmental, economic, racial and gender justice, among other issues. The Rev.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Tree sitters" are stalling construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Members of the group Appalachians Against Pipelines are physically occupying two trees and a vertical pole erected in the middle of the only access road on Peter's Mountain, which straddles the

Del. Mike Pushkin is a gun owner but spoke at the gun-control rally in Charleston on Saturday. (Rafael Barker)

CHARLESTOWN, W.Va. – Although more than a million and a half people around the country rallied for tighter gun laws last weekend, West Virginia has been moving in the opposite direction. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, the student-led March For Our Lives sparked more than 750 events

Half of mass shootings involve family or domestic violence, according to research. (Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to an analysis of seven years of shootings by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority "involve domestic or family violence." In more than 4 out of 10 case

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