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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2018 


Kavanaugh’s accuser given a deadline to talk; President Trump visits hurricane ravaged areas before lashing out at Sessions; and the U.S. Supreme court shines a light on dark money. We're covering those stories and more.

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Public News Service - WV: Civic Engagement

Studies say right-to-work laws don't create jobs and tend to suppress wages. Union workers like pipefitter James Robinette say they can see that on the ground. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia Republicans are running for election on what they describe as the "great" economy. State unions call that putting lipstick on a pig. Pointing to GOP lawmakers' "pro-growth" policies, state Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, described West Virginia

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has resigned, and the decision about whether to impeach the remaining justices is in the hands of the state Senate. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has resigned amid signs that the West Virginia Legislature is taking a hard line on impeachment of all the justices. In her announcement, Davis criticized impeachment, saying it goes against the will of the majority who voted her in

After three investigations and a month of hearings before a House committee, articles of impeachment for all the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court now go to the House of Delegates. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Articles of impeachment for every member of the West Virginia Supreme Court are now before the full House of Delegates, where they are likely to provoke much more partisan debate. The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee approved 14 out of 16 articles, the same day th

Anonymous or so-called dark money plays an increasing role in funding the elections that decide what happens under the Capitol dome in Charleston. (W. Va. Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A nonprofit political group in West Virginia has broken Internal Revenue Service campaign finance laws, according to government watchdogs. The group GO West Virginia doesn't report who gives them money, and it is almost the sole source of funds for Grow West Virginia, a P

One reason cited for the high cost of the West Virginia Supreme Court office renovations is the age and historic nature of the Capitol building. (Wikipedia)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Former Administrative Director of the Courts of West Virginia Steve Canterbury testified before the state's House Judiciary Committee yesterday, answering important questions about the West Virginia Supreme Court's budget. According to Canterbury, the court padded its bud

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hear crucial testimony Thursday relating to the likely impeachment of state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – With one investigation of three other West Virginia Supreme Court justices closing, the impeachment process against Justice Allen Loughry continues with a vital hearing Thursday, when the House Judiciary Committee hears testimony from former court administrator Steve Cante

The West Virginia State Capitol will likely soon see an impeachment trial, something that hasn't happened in nearly 30 years. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says it would be much better for any replacement named to the West Virginia Supreme Court to face voters this fall. State lawmakers have started the process to remove sitting Justice Allen Loughry, who faces numerous federal charges. If impeachment happen

In the current market, natural gas is much less expensive than coal as fuel for West Virginia power plants. (Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Calling itself a grassroots citizens group, an organization opposing new gas power plants is getting key backing from coal baron Bob Murray and Murray Energy. The Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance has said it was founded by retired West Virginia miners in the northern panhandle,

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