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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - WV: Community Issues and Volunteering

To find out who does weatherization in your area, contact the West Virginia Community Action Partnership: www.wvcommunityactionpartnership.org. Logo courtesy of WVCAP.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - It may be cold outside, but there is help to keep folks' homes warm on the inside. Free weatherization is saving low-income West Virginians money and keeping them comfortable this winter. Although the community action agencies who do the work have longer waiting lists since feder

Federal figures show the people most likely to mistreat children are the parents, between twenty and forty years old. Graphs from U.S. DHHS report.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In spite of the heartbreaking tragedy in Connecticut, there's actually some good news about America's children this holiday season. According to an annual report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, child abuse and neglect are down nationally for the fifth strai

The Education Alliance mentors at risk youth.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The bad news is that West Virginia has a high rate of unemployed youth not in school. The good news is there are things that can be done about it. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found close to a quarter of West Virginians between 16 and 24 are neither emplo

RCCAA's Pine Haven shelter. Photo courtesy of RCCAA.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Superstorm Sandy threw life into chaos for many in West Virginia, and that in turn created a challenge for the people whose job it is to help others. Raleigh County Community Action (RCCAA) runs the largest homeless shelter in the state, and the Beckley facility is often strained

PHOTO: W.Va. Healthy Kids And Families Coalition logo.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - By now, a lot of people are probably sick of politics. But a new, nonpartisan drive aims to put democracy into action for West Virginia children living in poverty. According to census data, almost half of the state's kids live in homes at or near the poverty level, most with pare

The logo for Telamon.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A program in West Virginia's eastern panhandle succeeds in helping troubled veterans get their lives back on track. "Bernard" says he was homeless, addicted to cocaine and alcohol, and in and out of legal trouble in northern Virginia for years. Once he got control of his drug pr

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard is helping Santa visit Guard members' families that he might otherwise miss this year. Susan Izzo, the Guard's state youth coordinator, works with their "Santa Calls" program. In light of the depressed economy and the financial stress of repeate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Many of West Virginia's health care providers are becoming what's known as health homes, places where patients can go for a broad range of services, often focusing on preventive care. Some are even taking the preventive care message on the road. Cabin Creek Health Systems in Ka

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