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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: February 2, 2007

You can't see it, smell it, or taste it -- but it can be captured, and that's a good thing for Montana. The legislature is looking at ways to ensure that, when Montana's large coal reserves are tapped, new coal plants don't contribute to greenhouse gas pollution with carbon dioxide emissions. It' ...Read More

Montana farmers are ready to roll out a new crop: oil seed plants that can be crushed and mixed with diesel to produce a cleaner-burning fuel. The legislature is considering requiring the use of biodiesel for multiple reasons, including rural economic development, less dependence on foreign petroleu ...Read More

A bill under consideration in the state senate this year would give state employees a one-time across the board one percent pay increase, and the South Dakota State Employees Organization says it would be win-win for the state and its workers. Executive director Corey Landeen says the payment woul ...Read More

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report today showing with new certainty that global warming is happening and is mostly man-made. The report, the fourth since 1990, is prompting renewed debate over the merits of a new coal-fired plant under consideration in northeast South Da ...Read More

The U.S. Senate approved a measure Thursday to increase the federal minimum wage. Minnesota labor leaders say it's long overdue, and there's more on their agenda. Eric Lehto with AFSCME Council 5 says the "Employee Free Choice Act" strengthens protection for workers who want to join a union. "Amer ...Read More

Expect to see red today -- and a lot of it -- as Minnesotans participate in "National Wear Red Day." It's an effort to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women, and to promote prevention strategies, says Dr. Priscilla Hedberg, a cardiologist at St. Paul Heart Clinic and spok ...Read More

A lot of "I-told-you-so's" are no doubt flying today, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued ia major report on global warming. The conclusions: it is happening, and it's "very likely" that human activities are accelerating the rate of change. Here in New Hampshire, the report is be ...Read More

Running for office in Idaho takes a lot of cash. Close to $5 million was spent on the governor's race alone this year, and that has campaign finance reformers anxious to make some changes. An Idaho legislative committee is considering a plan similar to those adopted in Maine and Arizona, in which ci ...Read More

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