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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Archive: November 15, 2012

Photo: Oil shale rock, Roan Plateau, CO. Courtesy Colorado Environmental Coalition.

DENVER - A big change in the scope of oil shale leases on public lands is drawing praise from people in Colorado and across the West. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week released its final management plan for the potential energy source. Bill Midcap, renewable energy director with the Ro ...Read More

PHOTO: Coyote killed in former coyote-killing contest in Reserve, NM. Photo credit: Ben Mater; Earthwaves Media.

LOS LUNAS, N.M. - A contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in Valencia County, is raising the ire of animal lovers, conservationists, teachers - and even some hunters. In an online petition denouncing the contest, 30 percent of the signers identified themselves as gun owners. The stated purpos ...Read More

PHOTO: Simms Fishing Productions President K.C. Walsh supports Senator Jon Tester's Sportsmen's Act of 2012, which is seeing fast action in the U.S. Senate this week. Photo courtesy of K.C. Walsh.

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Senate is back to work and moving quickly on several pieces of legislation, including Sen. Jon Tester’s Sportsmen's Act. The act, expected to face a final vote today, is a package of about 20 measures focused on boosting access to hunting and fishing on public lands, ...Read More

PHOTO:Congress only has days to bury the hatchet and come up with solutions to keep the budget from going over the

DES MOINES, Iowa - Just a few legislative days are left in the lame-duck session of Congress, but it has a mountain of work to address because so much was put off until after the election. The biggest task may be finding agreement on a budget to avoid automatic budget cuts and tax hikes. AARP Iowa ...Read More

PHOTO: In a Kentucky where nearly 17-percent of the population already lives in poverty, the income gap is growing, according to a new national report.

BEREA, Ky. - In a state where nearly 17 percent of the population already lives in poverty, the income gap is growing, according to a new national report. The study released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute shows only three states had larger incom ...Read More

PHOTO: A report released this week by the Endangered Special Coalition lists the Florida Snail Kite as one of the top ten species endangered because of freshwater mismanagement.Image credit: Dario Sanches

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - Declining quality and availability of fresh water in Florida is putting wildlife at risk, according to ...Read More

PHOTO: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has sounded a wake-up call to local governments that advocates say shows the pressing need to be able to communicate with non-English speaking residents.

NEW YORK - The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has sounded a wake-up call to local governments that advocates say shows the pressing need to be able to communicate with non-English-speaking residents. Theo Oshiro, deputy director of “Make the Road New York,” credits Suffolk County with ta ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas this year ramped up its efforts to overhaul how Medicaid is administered.

AUSTIN, Texas - Many Medicaid recipients in Texas have been noticing big changes in the program this year. The state is moving away from a traditional fee-for-services approach in favor of managed care. The idea is to save money, reduce fraud and better coordinate services. The results, so far, hav ...Read More

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