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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: February 21, 2013

PHOTO: Eatonville wants to be known as Washington's

EATONVILLE, Wash. - Spring is coming, and in one western Washington town, that means revving up the backhoes to dig in the dirt with the neighbors. Residents of Eatonville already have installed dozens of rain gardens, as part of the town's goal to stop all polluted runoff from reaching their water ...Read More

PHOTO: Extreme weather is holding up the legislative debate on what Planned Parenthood calls

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas House of Representatives could vote today on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Meanwhile, Senate action on the latest version of a 12-week abortion ban will be delayed until next week since senators recessed because of the ice-storm warning. One o ...Read More

PHOTO: Expectant moms are warned to not self diagnose via the Internet.

DES MOINES, Iowa - These days, medical information is as close as a click away, because Iowans can do online research about symptoms of illnesses and medications. But a word of caution comes from Des Moines OB-GYN physician Erik Bedia. "Pregnant women have to be especially careful, because they ar ...Read More

PHOTO: A report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that the electric power transmission network needs upgrades to serve production of power from wind. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Getting the power to the people is going to require new connections. A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA) looked at the electricity transmission grid in Montana and surrounding states and found that upgrades are needed to serve growing, and potential, wind power proj ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking small businesses in Massachusetts are unaware that they are eligible for subsidized health insurance for their employees. A campaign is underway to bridge a language gap. Photo courtesy HCFA

BOSTON - A language barrier is standing in the way of getting every person in Massachusetts enrolled in a health insurance program, so a campaign involving 10 minority advocate groups is under way to make sure small businesses know the options for insuring their workers. Maria Gonzalez Albuixech ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill before the Indiana legislature is trying to keep people from photographing or filming on farms without permission. Watch dog groups oppose it saying that it would hinder their efforts for public safety.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Senate Bill 373 - the so-called "Ag Gag" bill - is meant to keep people from videotaping or photographing on farms or businesses without prior permission from the owner. The bill's author, Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Dist. 19), said its purpose is to protect Hoosier businesses from b ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Arizona says a proposed cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits will cut benefits for seniors by nearly $1,000 a year by age 85. CREDIT: Photo Shelter.
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PHOENIX, Ariz. - One of the proposals for reducing the federal deficit is something called a "chained CPI," which would be used as a new way of calculating cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security. Chained CPI supporters say it's a more accurate measure of the cost-of-living. However, an advo ...Read More

Violators of fracking waste laws may soon face tougher penalties in the Buckeye State. Photo courtesy of Western Resource Advocates

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Violators of fracking waste laws may soon face tougher penalties in the Buckeye State. Just a few weeks after an incident involving the illegal dumping of hundreds of thousands of gallons of drilling waste into a storm sewer leading to a Youngstown-area river, State Sens. Joe Schiav ...Read More

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