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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 29, 2012

PHOTO: Maroon Bells in Summer, Aspen, Colorado. Courtesy Headwaters Economics.

DENVER - A report due out today puts it succinctly: Colorado and the West are the best when it comes to job growth and economic development. The report from Headwaters Economics finds the West's employment grew by 152 percent during the last 40 years, compared with a national growth average of 78 p ...Read More

Graphic: Percent Change in Employment, Western Non-Metro Counties, 1970 to 2010

The West is best for job growth and personal income thanks to the region's popular national parks, wilderness areas and other public lands, according to a report released today. The study was done by the nonprofit group Headwaters Economics. In the past four decades, says Headwaters executive direc ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina lawmakers will meet in Raleigh to discuss the effort to

CARRBORO, N.C. - North Carolina remains one of only two states in the country to continue to prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, regardless of the crime they commit. Two bills in the Senate and House would amend the law to allow teens of those ages who commit non-violent crimes to be prosecute ...Read More

Senator Jeff Bingaman<br />Public Domain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As New Mexicans appreciated their many blessings this holiday season, people who love the land offered more than a passing nod to Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Retiring after three decades in the U.S. Senate, Bingaman is leaving a legacy you can see as you travel the state by air, land or ...Read More

PHOTO: Open enrollment for Medicare closes December 7.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A week from Friday (Dec. 7), is the deadline for enrolling or switching Medicare plans. Those who help seniors and persons with disabilities wade through their options say they are fielding plenty of questions. Angela Zeek is on the front-line when it comes to helping people compa ...Read More

PHOTO: It's been a week since the big Thanksgiving meal, and there may still be a holiday leftover lingering: cooking oil that can now be recycled. Image by: Ramon Gonzalez

DES MOINES, Iowa - Along with all the turkey remaining after holiday meals, there is another leftover that can be hard to get rid of: cooking oil. Usually, it ends up going down the drain - but recycling is a new option. Metro Waste Authority now accepts cooking oil at its Metro Hazardous Waste D ...Read More

WV's prison population growing fast, but few on probation. From the Council of State Government Justice Center.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Lawmakers studying West Virginia's prison overcrowding say the state has little choice but to do something about the issue. They say most likely that means trying to do a better job of sorting prisoners before they go in and after they come out. State Sen. Bill Laird, D-Fayettev ...Read More

PHOTO: The CDC says keeping hands clean is the best way to prevent the spread of illness. Courtesy of: CDC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's the cold and flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends hand-washing to keep yourself healthy and prevent spreading germs when you do get sick. However, a study from Johns Hopkins University raises questions about whether people are "too clean," due to u ...Read More

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