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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - WV: Children's

Charleston, WV – West Virginia kids may spend more time in a new classroom – the Great Outdoors. A provision in the "No Child Left Behind" Act, now up for renewal in Congress, would include grants and other support to help schools teach about the environment. The plan is being called "No

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

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