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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: May 20, 2013

A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs says farmers can play a key role in mitigating global climate change.

LYONS, Neb. - Farmers can play a key role in helping to mitigate global climate change, according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs. Johnathan Hladik with the Center said the potential is great for agricultural soils to pull carbon out of the air, thus reducing atmospheric greenhouse ...Read More

PHOTO: The Wenas Wildlife Area just south of Ellensburg is prime bird-watching territory this time of year. Many of the birds are on their way to Canada's boreal forest to nest. Courtesy WDFW.

SEATTLE - It's one of the most exciting times of year for bird-lovers in the Northwest. An intensive spring migration is under way, when more than 3 billion birds head north to Canada's boreal forest. This prime nesting ground for North America's birds is the largest intact forest in the world. Ho ...Read More

PHOTO: Sally Gallosa participated with other retirees and members of labor and environmental groups, protesting sequestration cuts in the public and private sector at a time when the New Mexico economy is weak. Courtesy: Miles Conway, Communications AFSCME Council 18.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A newly published report about the condition of workers in New Mexico shows that the Land of Enchantment has yet to emerge from the Great Recession. The state has lost well over 42,000 jobs since December 2007. The report's author is Gerard Bradley, senior researcher and policy ...Read More

PHOTO: It's Bear Awareness Week. Defenders of Wildlife is offering financial assistance for property owners to install bear-proof electric fencing if grizzlies are active in their neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of Defenders of Wildlife.

MISSOULA, Mont. - This is Bear Awareness Week (through the 25th). It's also the time of year when bears are waking up and searching for an easy meal. According to Erin Edge, Rockies and Plains associate for Defenders of Wildlife in Missoula, with the success of grizzly bear recovery, bears are now ...Read More

The Promise to Play, Preschool for All program serves children from birth to three in suburban Palatine.  Courtesy of: ecdec.org

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Many Illinois educators are having a difficult time planning for the next school year because of uncertain funding. According to the Illinois Board of Education, the state cut more than $500 million from schools this year. At the Unity Point School District in Jackson County, tha ...Read More

Bishop Hill Wind Farm opened last September, bringing more than nearly $2 million in revenue to Henry County IL. Photo Credit: Tina Kanaby, MFG wind

LISLE, Ill. - At the end of last year, there were reports of layoffs in the wind power industry because of uncertainty over whether Congress would continue the wind power production tax credit that was expiring in December. But now that the credit has been extended for a year, wind power is picking ...Read More

Photo: A new Justice Department report shows sexual abuse still plagues detention facilities, despite law passed 10 years ago. Photo credit: Microsoft images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's been ten years since Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, but a new Justice Department inmate survey shows sexual violence still plagues U.S. detention facilities. The report says the Baltimore City Detention Center has one of the highest rates of staff and inmate s ...Read More

A half cup of vinegar mixed into a half gallon of water makes a safe floor cleaner           Courtesy of: Children's Mercy Hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missourians who engage in the yearly ritual of spring cleaning might want to pay attention to how they do it. Health experts say there is a safe way and a not-so-safe way. Erica Forrest, a licensed respiratory therapist at Children's Mercy Hospital, sees lots of children with as ...Read More

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