PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 

Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 

Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Archive: August 27, 2013

Photo: Before picture Raleigh? market, that Reinvestment Partners has since rehabbed. Courtesy: Reinvestment Partners

RALEIGH, N.C. - In dozens of communities in North Carolina, finding fresh fruit and vegetables isn't always easy. Instead, people find lots of processed and sugary foods that nutritionists say add to the growing obesity problem in the state. The Support Center in Raleigh is offering a new loan pro ...Read More

Bears pace in concrete pits bereft of anything that is natural to them.

CHEROKEE, N.C. - It's been a very good summer for 11 bears that were released from captivity last month from Chief Saunooke Bear Park in Cherokee. After years of perseverance by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), some petitioners and one very generous and anonymous donor, all 11 bea ...Read More


SEATTLE - This month marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and in the state of Washington, that dream has new meaning for young people of all races, who attend "Freedom School." It's a nine-day course for youth (ages 15 to 21) that covers the history of raci ...Read More

PHOTO: The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is being taken to court over the protection of the dunes sagebrush lizard. Defenders of Wildlife says the lizard's habitat is being damaged in 3 Texas counties, but the report from the state comptroller says not a single acre has been impacted. CREDIT: USFWS

AUSTIN, Texas - A plan that was touted as a way for Texas to retain control over and protect threatened and endangered species in the state is being called a failure by Defenders of Wildlife. According to attorney and endangered-species specialist Ya-Wei "Jake" Li, aerial photos and a review of dril ...Read More

PHOTO: Ten months after Hurricane Sandy devastated wide areas of New York, including Long Beach, very little of the Congressionally-approved $60 billion in rebuilding funds has been allocated. Courtesy FEMA.

DEER PARK, N.Y. - Communities around New York are expecting final sign-offs shortly on requests to FEMA for help in recovering from damage done by Hurricane Sandy the better part of a year ago. Congress approved over $60 billion in emergency spending for the agency in January, and the money to rebui ...Read More

PHOTO: The Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected participants in the state's Conservation Corps. Photo Credit: CBT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not easy landing that first job, but it just got easier for a few dozen young Marylanders interested in improving the environment. Today in Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected members of its Conservation Corps. According to Trust e ...Read More

PHOTO: Senator Bill Seitz (R–Green Township)is expected to introduce legislation that would limit how much utilities can spend on energy-efficiency programs and eliminate requirements for in-state solar and wind power. Photo: Senator Seitz.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Essential elements of Ohio's clean-energy law could be scrubbed. When the General Assembly returns from break, Senator Bill Seitz (R-Green Township) is expected to introduce legislation that would limit how much utilities can spend on energy-efficiency programs and eliminate require ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Virginia Public Access Project, the gubernatorial candidates have accepted 35-thousand dollars in contributions this year from payday and car title lenders, their founders, or related donations. Photo credit: Microsoft images

RICHMOND, Va. - According to a coalition of faith leaders in Virginia, political candidates are taking money from the state's most disadvantaged people when they accept campaign contributions from predatory lenders. According to Holly Coy, program director for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Publ ...Read More

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