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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - WV: Philanthropy

When a culvert collapsed, cutting off the Crossings Mall in Elkview, some of the Kroger workers there fired up the grills to feed the hundreds of folks trapped at the shopping plaza. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The floods have been tragic and disastrous, but they also gave folks a chance to show the instinct for neighborliness West Virginians are known for. When the bridge into the Crossings Mall in Elkview collapsed, it took out the only road into the shopping plaza. Hundreds of people

PHOTO: Advocates for early childhood and family support programs say WV state budget cuts could reduce their ability to bring in millions of dollars in matching money that is critical to their operations. They presented lawmakers with a symbolic check for the $13 million they leverage annually. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Advocates for early-childhood and family-support programs have delivered a symbolic $13 million check to West Virginia lawmakers - money they say could be lost if the state goes ahead with budget cuts. The state support for these programs allows them to leverage $13 million a y

The Rolling Jubilee has been very successful at taking donations and using them to buy up and forgive debts. But the organizers say the problem is too big to be solved by charity, so they are moving on to teaching debtors to help themselves. GRAPHIC by Strike Debt.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - After an astonishingly successful run - buying up and forgiving debt - the Rolling Jubilee has said it is time to do more: organizing debtors to speak up for themselves. The jubilee was described as a "bailout by the people, for the people," collecting donations to buy heavily di

PHOTO: West Virginia officials say the state wants to start taking advantage of federal money it has passed up until now, intended to help former foster children start independent lives as young adults. Photo credit: WVU-CED.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia has missed out on hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to help foster children start independent lives as they age out of the system. But that may be changing. The federal government provides $200 million a year in so-called "Chafee funds" nationally, to help

The Education Alliance mentors at risk youth.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The bad news is that West Virginia has a high rate of unemployed youth not in school. The good news is there are things that can be done about it. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found close to a quarter of West Virginians between 16 and 24 are neither emplo

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard is helping Santa visit Guard members' families that he might otherwise miss this year. Susan Izzo, the Guard's state youth coordinator, works with their "Santa Calls" program. In light of the depressed economy and the financial stress of repeate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of several reports on the Upper Big Branch mine accident 18 months ago comes out this week from the United Mine Workers Union. Last year, in part because of the UBB disaster, West Virginia had more than twice the workplace deaths of the previous year. But there is at least so

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - It's like the proverb about teaching a man to fish, instead of giving him a fish to feed him for a day. A faith-based initiative and a network of domestic violence prevention advocates have an idea they believe will help some West Virginians save their way out of poverty. For t

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