PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: February 15, 2013

PHOTO: The PUCO is being urged to reconsider recent settlements with Dominion East Ohio and Columbia Gast of Ohio.<br />option.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Consumer groups are asking Ohio regulators to think twice about a decision that could result in higher prices for natural gas and electricity customers. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved settlements with Dominion East Ohio and Columbia Gas of ...Read More

PHOTO:  Carl Shoupe of Harlan County calls for a transition to clean energy during this year's I Love Mountains Day at the state Capitol Thursday.  Credit Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Thursday was Valentine's Day, but on the steps of the Capitol it was "I Love Mountains Day." The annual rally drew attention to the call by environmentalists to move away from mountaintop removal to a more diverse clean-energy approach in the heart of coal country. Among the ...Read More

PHOTO: Preschool classroom, with one teacher for four students. Courtesy: Qualistar Colorado.

DENVER – President Barack Obama went on the road this week to promote his plans to improve early childhood education – outlining the details at an Atlanta preschool Thursday. The White House is seeking a major expansion of pre-K education, including increased access to Head Start, guar ...Read More

PHOTO: Canoe trips on the Buffalo River are just one way folks are boosting the outdoor recreation economy in Arkansas. Courtesy Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There's big bucks in outdoor recreation for the state of Arkansas, according to a new report from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). The report tallies what people spend on outdoor gear and clothing, guide services and travel expenses, and says it totals $10 billion ...Read More

PHOTO: A new long-term study is adding to the growing evidence suggesting that air pollution is tied to premature birth and other health risks for pregnant women and babies.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A new long-term study in Sweden is adding to the growing evidence suggesting that air pollution is tied to premature birth and other health risks for pregnant women and babies. The study examined 121,000 women who had first trimester exposure to ozone and found a significa ...Read More

PHOTO: The average American throws out about 20 pounds of food a month, which ends up costing $300 to $500 a year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

PHOENIX – With hundreds of millions of people around the globe hungry and the problem only expected to get worse, one new focus in Arizona and other states is on how to reduce food waste. Professor Jon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, says ...Read More

PHOTO: Tubing at Suncadia Resort is just one way people have outdoor fun in Washington. Outdoor recreation is a $22 billion business in the state, according to a new OIA report. Courtesy of Suncadia.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Having fun outdoors is serious business in the state of Washington. A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) shows that recreation is responsible for 227,000 jobs in Washington, $7 billion in wages and $1.6 billion dollars in state and local taxes. The r ...Read More

NEW YORK – This was a week for spelling out positions on key issues, and when it comes to immigration reform, local advocates say there is a wide gap between President Barack Obama and the Republican response. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the nonprofit communications organ ...Read More

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