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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - WV: Civil Rights

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A national expert on issues of race and health who is to be in West Virginia today says there are a lot of things that can shorten people's lives that have nothing to do with their genes or their choices. The observation was made by Dr. Camara Jones, research director on social d

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An in-depth look at census figures for African-Americans in Kanawha County shows sharp disparities along racial lines in West Virginia's largest city, Charleston, the county seat and state capital. Rev. James Patterson, executive director of the Partnership of African-American C

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the interim before the next state legislative session, a joint West Virginia House and Senate committee and a House Judiciary subcommittee are considering how to address racial profiling in traffic stops in the state. A study of more than 300,000 stops found minorities to be m

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two years ago, a young black woman, Megan Williams, was kidnapped and tortured by six white people in Logan County - a brutal crime remembered vividly by many in the African-American community. In an effort to heal the wounds, volunteers recently built and furnished a new home fo

Charleston, WV – He was a Civil War vet at 15, won a landmark civil rights case, and founded the forerunner of the NAACP. Now this icon of Black history, West Virginia's own J.R. Clifford, has his own U.S. Postal Service stamp. The Clifford stamp will be unveiled at a celebration on Feb. 20 at

Charleston, WV – West Virginians are invited to view the inauguration of the first African-American president on TVs and the big screen at the Cultural Center in the Capitol Complex today. West Virginia AFL-CIO Secretary-treasurer Larry Matheny will be there. He says the theme is a "shared pu

Charleston, WV - The civil court system is often referred to as the "people's court." But it's not accessible to everyone in West Virginia, according to Justice Brent Benjamin, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He is spearheading an "Access to Justice Initiative," along with Legal Aid of Wes

Charleston, WV – Today is the 50th anniversary of "Law Day," a commemoration of the rule of law and the American judicial system. State legal experts say there's not much to celebrate, however, for those West Virginians who are prevented from exercising their legal rights -- because they can't

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