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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Archive: December 16, 2011

FRUITLAND, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency today is to issue the first-ever national safeguards on emissions from coal power plants. The new regulations will affect the release of acid gases and toxic metals such as mercury, chromium and lead. Perhaps the most familiar is mercury, a neur ...Read More

PHOENIX - Four months after eliminating abortion services in rural Arizona, Planned Parenthood is expanding its locations in the state where abortions will be performed from three to five. However, abortion services remain unavailable outside of the state's two largest cities, says Bryan Howard, Pl ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers have cut more than $16 million from the state mental health budget in the last three years. Advocates of those programs say that has left many families without critical services - and they fear that additional cuts proposed for the coming year will mean the los ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - As service members who fought in Iraq make their way home in greater numbers with the official end of U.S. combat there, growing numbers are finding themselves homeless. Brian Baker is assistant director of the South Park Inn Shelter, a weekly drop-in center for homeless vets in H ...Read More

NEW YORK - Protestors marked the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Thursday with actions to show that, despite numerous evictions, their protest is still very much alive. Liz Richardson, a great-grandmother with Occupy Poughkeepsie, says the tents may be gone, but you can' ...Read More

BALTIMORE - The use of chimpanzees for most types of research is no longer necessary for most projects, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine about the use of chimps in biomedical and behavioral research. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of the ...Read More

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 ...Read More

MANKATO, Minn. - Minnesota's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.9 percent. That's a three year low, but those who work with families in poverty say it's no time to celebrate. Many people have run out of unemployment benefits, says John Woodwick, executive director of the Minnesota Valley Actio ...Read More

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