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PNS Weekend Update - October 25, 2014 


Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; fighting back against attack ads on voting rights with weekend block parties; New York and New Jersey turn to quarantines in response to Ebola; and an agreement that would protect the home to some of the nation’s best trout fishing.

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PHOTO: Television viewers may find public TV stations serving diverse communities in their markets disappearing in a $45 billion gold rush by wireless providers bidding in a government auction of broadcasting spectrum. Photo credit: M. Scheerer.\
Friday, October 24, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. - As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communication Commission is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and ...Read More
PHOTO: West Virginia can reach federal carbon pollution reduction goals, according to a new study. Combined pictures of the Mount Storm coal-fired power plant and the Tucker County Mountaineer Wind Farm from the report, taken by Evan Hansen.\
Friday, October 24, 2014
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia can cut carbon pollution enough to reach federal goals, mostly though increased energy efficiency, according to a new study. James Van Nostrand, associate professor and director from the Center for Energy and ...Read More
PHOTO: Over the phone and in person, volunteers are reaching out to Latino voters in Illinois this weekend and encouraging them to get to the polls on Nov. 4. Photo credit: Don Carlson.\
Friday, October 24, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -A good working democracy depends on the participation of everyone, and that's why faith communities, college students and undocumented citizens in Central Illinois are coming together to encourage Latino voters to cast their ...Read More
IMAGE: Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is dedicated to removing the shame from a problem Washington employment law experts say impacts people's health and careers. Flyer courtesy of workplacebullying.org\
Friday, October 24, 2014
SEATTLE - Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is drawing to a close, and those on the front lines say it is an issue that impacts worker's health, careers and even businesses' bottom lines. Seattle employment law attorney Elizabeth Hanley ...Read More
PHOTO: In Vermont, legislation to label foods made with genetically modified ingredients is set to go into effect in 2016 but is being challenged in court. There are November ballot measures in Oregon and Colorado. Photo courtesy Center for Food Safety.\
Friday, October 24, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. - After two terms in Congress and a couple of Democratic nominations for president, former Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich is putting his campaign skills to work in Oregon. Kucinich and his wife are making appearances this week in ...Read More