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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - WV: Poverty

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As Congress considers the future of the Social Security and Medicare systems, it's worth taking a look at what the country was like without them. Mark Schmitt, a former editor of The American Prospect magazine and a long-time staff member for former Senator Bill Bradley of New Je

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - April is Financial Literacy Month, but the founder of the Center for Financial Social Work says there is more to financial literacy than learning that a T-bill means a treasury bond. At a time when the financial stability of families is as important as it has ever been, says Ree

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and national polls say about one in eight Americans feel reform has already helped them personally. According to a new study by the advocacy group Families USA, about 400,000 West Virginians are now seeing ben

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia could help ease the effects of its chronic natural-resources boom-and-bust cycles by investing part of the revenue from natural-gas drilling. Projections suggest most natural gas now being drilled in the state will be gone in 30 years. Sean O'Leary, executive direc

CHARLESTON, W.VA. - New numbers from Workforce West Virginia say the state's unemployment insurance fund is in better shape than previously estimated, which means federal money available for modernizing the system would be enough to keep the fund solvent until the economy improves. Paul Miller, an

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Free tax help from IRS-trained volunteers is now available for working people at 89 locations around West Virginia. Kelli Hinkle, program coordinator for the West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families says the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) counselors can help peop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The politics and fairness of the tax deal worked out between the White House and Republicans in Congress are being hotly debated in Washington. But what impact would the deal have on the economy? Andrew Fieldhouse, who studies the federal budget as an analyst for the Economic P

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Just weeks before Christmas, more than 10,000 West Virginians are set to lose their unemployment insurance, since Congress has let federal support for extended benefits expire. The federal government has never before ended these benefits when the unemployment rate has been highe

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