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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Archive: August 19, 2013

PHOTO: As lawmakers return to Frankfort for a special session on redistricting, child advocates are at the capitol too with a message:

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With low-income families facing funding cuts to critical child-based programs, Kentucky lawmakers are hearing about the devastating effect. Children's advocates are using today, the first day of the Legislature's special session on redistricting, to make their point: "Fund kids firs ...Read More

PHOTO: Sarah Waddle of AARP Indiana says www.healthlawanswers.org will help people of all ages better understand how the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, impacts them.

INDIANAPOLIS - Answer a few questions online, and in about five minutes you can know more about what the Affordable Care Act means for you. October 1 is the day Americans will be able to go online and shop for health care insurance through what are known as exchanges. The health-care law requires ev ...Read More

Photo: Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund will help bring fresh food to underserved communities. Courtesy: CHF
Available In Spanish

DENVER - Finding fresh food isn't always easy for Colorado communities in rural or economically-challenged areas. Starting this month, more than $7 million in grants and loans will be available for retailers hoping to expand the amount of healthy food they offer their customers. The Colorado Fresh ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Stickers with an anti-bullying message are distributed by Long Island Gay & Lesbian Youth, which trains school personnel in how to comply with NYs one-year-old Dignity For All Students Act. Advocates look to renew their anti-bullying activities when school starts up soon. Courtesy LIGALY.

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - As the new school year approaches, some students may be apprehensive - despite the start of year two under the state's Dignity for All Students Act, aimed at cracking down on bullying. David Kilmnick of Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth welcomed news of a court settlement from up ...Read More

PHOTO: Michael Stoddard of Efficiency Maine Trust says his group's initiatives have been shrinking electric bills and they would shrink further in Maine if carbon pollution from power plants can be cut, citing an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Courtesy Efficiency Maine Trust

PORTLAND, Maine - According to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) analysis, the carbon pollution that is driving climate change can be reined in while reducing the Maine consumer's average electricity bill by $3.19. That would build on what the Efficiency Maine Trust has been doing. It has u ...Read More

PHOTO: It's a common struggle in families, getting kids to clean their rooms. Some parents turn to bribes and others to discipline, but experts say both of those options do more harm than good and instead parents should offer help and guidance. CREDIT: Evelyn Giggles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If getting your children to clean their rooms is a constant battle, take solace in knowing you are not alone. Parent educator Kelly Bartlett said it's a common struggle in families, and while parents should have expectations, they also need to realize kids' skills and priorities a ...Read More

Photo: HSHS bus wrap ads publicizing gestation crate concerns in Washington, DC. Courtesy: HSUS

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Raleigh Transit Authority is not "on board" with ads the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) wants to run. The Humane Society wants to publicize its concerns over the use of gestation crates by some industrial pig farmers in the state. Raleigh Transit denied the applicatio ...Read More

A poll released last week by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found that Gov. McCrory's approval rating stands at an all-time low: 39 percent.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Today, Raleigh will take a break from the thousands of people working to let state lawmakers know their feelings on recent actions by the State Assembly and Gov. McCrory. Instead, Moral Mondays are going on tour - with events planned in Charlotte and Manteo. Bob Hall, executive d ...Read More

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