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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - WV: Children's

Charleston, WV – One in three West Virginians has gone without health coverage at some point in the past two years, and closing that gap is the goal of a forum this evening at the University of Charleston. Kathleen Stoll of the healthcare advocacy group Families USA will speak at the event. S

Charleston, WV – Sometimes, a homeless person isn't considered "homeless" according to federal standards, and that can compound the problems for West Virginians who are seeking help as they try to rebuild their lives. Amy Weintraub with Covenant House in Charleston recently testified before

Charleston, WV – The social workers who protect kids in West Virginia have more work than they can handle, and that means many children and families may not be getting the help they need. Dennis Sutton with the Children's Home Society of West Virginia says there's a shortage of child protectio

Charleston, WV – Congress needs to boost its support for children's health coverage if it intends to override President Bush's veto of S-CHIP reauthorization this week; or go back to the drawing board, leaving an estimated nine million kids without insurance nationwide. The White House had arg

Charleston, WV – Health care for almost all West Virginia kids is coming down to the wire in Congress this week, as lawmakers are expected to approve a plan to extend children's health coverage, in spite of a threatened veto. Perry Bryant with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care says th

This year's "Kids Count" report, released today, shows West Virginia still has a ways to go. The state ranked in the bottom ten on things like child poverty, economic security, and death rates for teens and children. Margie Hale with the West Virginia Kids Count Fund says there's hope for the stat

It's all about the children this week in Congress. The U.S. Senate is taking up a bill that would expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as S-CHIP. It would cover more of West Virginia's 36,000 uninsured kids and many thousands more across the country. President Bush has threat

Washington, DC - Over 9 million American kids, including more than 28,000 in West Virginia, would get health coverage, under a plan being considered by Congress. The All Healthy Children Act would give more kids access to health care and preventive treatment, and make it easier for families to sign

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