Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Despite a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate, more than 200 business owners call for federal reforms to strengthen election laws, and the U.S. Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers.

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President Biden gets cheers and jeers as he marks his first year in the White House, the Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ivanka Trump, and the Supreme Court rejects another challenge to the Texas abortion law.

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Expanded broadband akin to electrification in rural America 80 years ago; small Wyoming grocery store survives monopolization; revitalized Kansas town gets national recognition; and Montana's Native communities look for voter suppression work-arounds.

Dan Heyman

Dan Heyman has been a working reporter and editor for the last thirty-five years, contributing numerous freelancepieces to NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. Based in West Virginia since 1998, he has covered the state for the Public News Service and now works as an editor.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Topic Expertise: Energy markets and regulation, healthcare finance, consumer financial markets, macroeconomics, government budgets, jobs and labor, West Virginia politics and culture.

Local Expertise: West Virginia

Location: Charleston, WV

Demographic Expertise: Working class people, especially in Appalachia, the rust-belt, and Texas.

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Investigation: Marcellus Waste 'Too Hot' for Release by Nuke Plant

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A federal loophole means millions of tons and billions of gallons of radioactive natural gas waste are being disposed of as if …

NH Voters Take Note: Latest Iowa Poll Finds “Tightly Bunched Field”

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary results may be even more important in light of a new poll of likely Iowa caucus voters that shows a close …


Shaheen: 'Citizens United' Stopped Plan to Curb Surprise Medical Billing

CONCORD, N.H. -- As the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision approaches, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said the …

Field Thins: Former Candidate Doubts Process, Has Confidence In Voters

CONCORD, N.H. -- Ahead of a debate tonight, the Democratic presidential field has been rapidly thinning. But even former candidates are voicing …


Task Force Finding Maine Juvenile Justice System Dysfunctional

AUGUSTA, Maine - The task force looking at Maine juvenile justice is finding signs the whole system is upside down. Jill Ward, project manager of …

Solar Tour Highlights Potential for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – This weekend, tours of West Virginia solar sites helped illuminate how sunlight might make more electricity here, and help …


Federal Changes to Medicaid Could Fund Behavioral Health in WV Schools

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Federal funds could help pay for badly needed behavioral-health support services in public schools, advocates say…

Advocates: National Bike or Walk to School Day "Good For MN Children"

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wednesday is National Bike or Walk to School Day, and participants say this is a good time to look at how Minnesotans can …


Report Fits WV Tap-Water Safety Issues into National Pattern

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest report on unsafe tap water confirms some of West Virginia's drinking water problems - and puts them in a …

Hanshaw Discusses Climate Change, But Won’t Call It By Name

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – In an unprecedented statewide video conference on Tuesday, West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw took …


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