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PNS Daily News - December 5, 2019 


Three out of four legal scholars say a Trump impeachment is justified; 700,000 to lose food assistance; and documents show the coal industry knew about climate impacts in the 1960's.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Public News Service - WV: Community Issues and Volunteering

There is a high human cost to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, according to a new book published this month. Shirley Stewart Burns, author of Bringing Down the Mountains, says mountaintop removal mining hurts more than the environment. Burns explains communities in those mining area

Morgantown, WV - Miners' lives are at stake, according to supporters of new proposals in Congress who are urging updates to the nation's mine safety laws. One bill would require mine owners to install communication and tracking devices to help locate trapped miners. Its proponents cite disasters su

West Virginians who live near coal mining operations are being urged to register family cemeteries with the state after relatives say a mountain top removal mining operation plowed under at least five graves at the Stover Cemetery on Kayford Mountain. Larry Gibson, who has ancestors buried at Stover

Charleston, WV - Another hurricane season is here, and some West Virginia college students are spending their summer vacations helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, a year-and-a-half after the event. Wheeling Jesuit University student Sara Brown leaves this week for New Orleans. Thi

The Iraq Wall of Remembrance is on display today in Charleston. The banner features the names of the more-than 3,000 U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq. The father of a soldier being deployed next week to the Persian Gulf says he is not happy with the president's Iraq plan, or the new Congressional

She didn't believe it, so she came to see for herself. A nurse from California read stories about depressed economic conditions and mountain-top removal mining in the Appalachians and launched her own investigation, which brought her to McDowell County. Mariana Rivera says the sacrifices people mak

Fighting to save the family farm in West Virginia has new meaning for the Sharp family. The land they've farmed for 300 years is slated to be taken away through eminent domain. The land would then be used to build a sewage treatment plant to benefit the privately-owned Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Tom

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