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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Public News Service - WV: Immigrant Issues

Resettlement groups such as the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministries are considering what to do in light of President Trump's travel ban. (WV IRM)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Trump's executive order barring refugees is sparking confusion in West Virginia and around the country. In Charleston, Interfaith Refugee Ministries has been preparing to accept Syrian families. Paul Sheridan, a volunteer with the group, said they'd just received cle

One in 10 West Virginia children has the traumatic experience of having a parent incarcerated at some point during their youth. (iStock)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - About one in 10 West Virginia children has to grow up with a parent behind bars at some point. According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that can hurt them for life. The report, called "A Shared Sentence," says 34,000 West Virginia children will have had

PHOTO: Much of the debate about immigration reform centers on its impact on working conditions and the job market. Photo of a pro-reform rally courtesy of Interfaith Worker Justice.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In West Virginia and elsewhere, some U.S. citizens say they're worried that immigration reform could mean more competition for jobs. But clergy members who serve undocumented workers say what's more likely is that migrants' jobs would be forced closer to American standards. Acc

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Perhaps partly because the problem has not been visible in West Virginia, it is one of only two states without a specific law against human trafficking, where people are forced into prostitution or hard labor against their will. A bill now before the State Legislature would chang

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In spite of receiving of public assistance, a $30 million private dorm with retail space going up in Morgantown is being built with the labor of few West Virginians, unions and residents say. They also suspect the project may be employing undocumented labor. Local resident Mark

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. - Advocates in one part of West Virginia say they are seeing shocking numbers of Internet mail-order brides becoming victims of domestic violence. Catherine Adams, supervising attorney for the Parkersburg office of Legal Aid of West Virginia, says she now has five of these cases of

CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia's largest church group has asked U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd and the rest of the state's congressional delegation to oppose funding a private prison for undocumented immigrants in Pendleton County near the Virginia border. The Council of Churches is one of several groups dis

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