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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - WV: Community Issues and Volunteering

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The last 10 years in West Virginia have seen a rise in interfaith dialogue, often in direct response to the backlash against Muslims here and in other parts of the nation. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, members of the Islamic Mosque in Charleston expected backlash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new coalition wants to know what each of us thinks will help kids the most. Children's advocates say Americans have long felt that child well-being is crucial, and they're joining forces to plan what they call "crowd-sourcing events" around the country, to find ways to put that

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A small group of young volunteers is traveling across the country picking up trash. Davey Rogner with Pick Up America says they've gathered 140 bags of recyclables from West Virginia's roadsides. Next week they're going to march to the Capitol and build a recycle mountain, to pus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Social Worker of the Year is a man who very much works at the center of his community. Gary McDaniel, named for the distinction by the West Virginia Chapter of the national Association of Social Workers, is the social worker for the seven schools in rural Morgan

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Over the last decade, West Virginia has made numerous changes to what had been a financially-troubled workers' compensation system. But unions and some attorneys say the state has put so many barriers in front of injured workers that the system is denying legitimate claims. Ch

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia's workplace safety system is designed to encourage precautions by employers, although the deaths of 29 miners in last month's disaster at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine is showing some of the limits to that system. Allan Karlin, a Morgantown attorney who re

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Workers and residents are asking how much West Virginia is getting out of the drilling boom in the huge Marcellus Shale natural gas field. Three union locals - operating engineers, pipeline welders and laborers - are picketing a Marshall County processing station. Donnie Huff w

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The reporters have left Montcoal, but grief is just setting in for the families and friends who lost loved ones in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster two weeks ago. Mike Dupay, bereavement director with Kanawha Hospice Care, says they will offer free counseling in the area. Dup

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