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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - WV: Housing/Homelessness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A two-month extension in federal support for extended unemployment insurance is about to expire. Religious and community groups want Congress to continue the benefits without putting new requirements on the jobless. However, leaders in the House of Representatives want continued

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A petition from consumer group Public Citizen says Bank of America is so big and frail that regulators should dismantle it before problems at the huge bank provoke a crisis. The economists, law professors and former regulators behind the call say there is a real chance that the

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The city is putting pressure on the Occupy Charleston protesters in Davis Park. The mayor's office wants them out of the downtown park at night. With the weather turning cold, the city is cutting off power for heaters and stoves, but the protesters say they are staying put. Dyl

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The "99 Percent - Occupy Everywhere" movement has spread to hundreds of cities, including several in West Virginia. An international researcher of social health statistics says the protesters have a point: Great inequality is bad for everyone in a society. Richard Wilkinson, pro

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - April is Financial Literacy Month, but the founder of the Center for Financial Social Work says there is more to financial literacy than learning that a T-bill means a treasury bond. At a time when the financial stability of families is as important as it has ever been, says Ree

CHARLESTON, W.VA. - New numbers from Workforce West Virginia say the state's unemployment insurance fund is in better shape than previously estimated, which means federal money available for modernizing the system would be enough to keep the fund solvent until the economy improves. Paul Miller, an

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The politics and fairness of the tax deal worked out between the White House and Republicans in Congress are being hotly debated in Washington. But what impact would the deal have on the economy? Andrew Fieldhouse, who studies the federal budget as an analyst for the Economic P

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

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