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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - WV: Poverty

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Some 11,000 West Virginians are at risk of losing their unemployment benefits during the holiday season, if Congress lets federal support for extended unemployment insurance expire. But voters favor continuing that support by two-to-one, according to Guy Molyneux at Hart Research

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Just in time for Veterans Day, Legal Aid of West Virginia is rolling out a new program specifically for vulnerable vets. Jordan Ballard is one of two new Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps fellows in the state. He'll be providing free legal help for veterans who might have serious p

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Five of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate this year, including John Raese in West Virginia and Rand Paul in Kentucky, have said they do not believe in the minimum wage and would like to privatize Social Security. How far would those ideas get in Congress? According to

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As Congress debates which parts of the Bush tax cuts to extend, West Virginia advocates say income numbers argue for the low-end tax cuts while letting the high-end expire. New national figures from the U.S. Census show the largest gap between the rich and poor ever recorded, and

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A new study estimates that when health care reform is fully in place in four years, it will mean nearly 5,000 additional jobs for West Virginia. Ellen-Marie Whelan, associate director of health policy at the Center For American Progress looked at expanding the nation's community

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At the West Virginia Health Care Reform Summit today and Tuesday in Charleston, experts from around the country will address what is coming to the state. Kathleen Stoll, deputy executive director of Families USA, says 21,000 West Virginia small businesses already qualify for help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Advocates say they are having some success with a national program designed to prevent child abuse by strengthening families, with six sites in two West Virginia counties taking part in a pilot project. Gretta Hill, site director for Playmates Child Development Center in Westmo

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