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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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PHOTO: Veterans, Democrats and union members such as Tim Millne protested against state Sen. Evan Jenkins skipping his third veterans affairs committee meeting in a row to attend a high-dollar fundraiser with Karl Rove at a Huntington country club. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Sen. Evan Jenkins is being harshly criticized for skipping a veterans' affairs committee meeting to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a Huntington country club. Vets and union members protested outside the West Virginia state capitol Tuesday as the legislative inte

PHOTO: A new study by Morgantown psychologist Joseph Scotti found as many as half of West Virginia's 180,000 vets may be suffering from PTSD or depression. Photo: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As many as half of West Virginia military veterans of all ages suffer post-traumatic stress or depression (PTSD), according to a new study. Joseph Scotti, a psychologist in private practice specializing in trauma, conducted an extensive, in-depth survey of veterans for the state

PHOTO: Melissa Stockwell lost her leg to an IED in Iraq, but that didn't stop her from becoming a world champion athlete. She's speaking in West Virginia this week. Photo courtesy of Stockwell.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - She lost a leg in Baghdad but went on to be a world champion athlete, and now Melissa Stockwell is coming to West Virginia this week. She'll talk about how she went "from Baghdad to Beijing," as she puts it. A young military officer when she was injured by an IED, Stockwell was t

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Concerned that Iran may be building nuclear weapons, some in Congress are pressing the U.S. to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities or help Israel do it. However, economists warn that even the threat of war is hurting economic recovery. Economist Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Ce

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A powerful art exhibit opening in West Virginia this week is intended to bring home the cost of the Afghan war to the civilians in that country. Prominent Chicago mural artist John Pittman Weber helped organize "Windows and Mirrors" for the American Friends Service Committee. W

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.V. - Call it another kind of bridge day. People will gather at noon on Tuesday, March 8, on Charleston's Southside Bridge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. They also will be supporting women victims of war. Organizer Barrie Kaufman says the West Virgini

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The volunteer organization Give An Hour asks mental health professionals to set aside an hour a week to help veterans and their families. According to Army Reserve Lt. Sylvia Bowersox, it works. This week, Bowersox was in West Virginia, which has one of the highest percentages

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