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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: November 1, 2012

PHOTO: Emergency food boxes contain supplies for several days' worth of meals. Photo credit: Daniel Root, PhotoForce.

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's a long, slow climb out of the recession for some families. A new survey from the Oregon Food Bank network finds that just over 60 percent of the people seeking food assistance in Oregon report their income has dropped in the past two years, and 27 percent cite long-term unemplo ...Read More

Robert Henson. Photo courtesy of Henson.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Global climate change could have contributed to Hurricane Sandy's impact, climate scientists say, although some political leaders in West Virginia are unconvinced. It's impossible to talk about a hurricane as having a single, simple cause, says Robert Henson, a National Center f ...Read More

IMAGE: OEFFA Investment Fund logo.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A groundbreaking initiative will offer money to grow opportunities for sustainable agriculture in the Buckeye State. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is partnering with a group of socially motivated local investors to launch the OEFFA Investment Fund, which offe ...Read More

PHOTO: Beginning farmers in Iowa are finding success by moving beyond corn and beans. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

VAN HORNE, Iowa - Getting started in agriculture these days, with the price of land and equipment, is a challenging task - but it can be done if beginning and conventional farmers look at the operation differently. Ann Franzenburg and her husband, Eric, offer that perspective. On their farm in east ...Read More

PHOTO: Children's advocates want voters to think about children's issues when casting a ballot. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The state’s chief election official is predicting a record number of Kentuckians will go to the polls on Election Day. While the race for the White House is credited with driving the turnout, a child-advocacy group wants Kentuckians to "vote for kids." Even though chil ...Read More

PHOTO: Plane spraying dispersants on spilled oil. Photo courtesy of the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

BEAUMONT, Texas - It's decision time for many whose livelihoods were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Private claims of economic hardship against oil giant British Petroleum (BP) will become part of a class-action settlement process, with participants likely forf ...Read More

Oil Drilling critics worry as climatologists predict more frequent, severe

NEW YORK - Critics of fracking for natural gas say future "superstorms" like Sandy could wreak havoc at drilling sites if New York approves the controversial procedure. Many climate experts say the forecast is for more frequent and more severe weather events like the one that hammered the eastern U. ...Read More

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