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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: November 17, 2014

Photo: Lou Henderson spent 20 years caring for his wife and recently decided to place her in assisted care. Photo credit: Holly Pilson

MAXTON, N.C. – For every twinkle of a holiday light and crinkle of wrapping paper, there's stress associated with this time of year, especially for the thousands of North Carolinians who care for a loved one. Adding to their concern are waiting lists for existing services across the state th ...Read More

PHOTO: Maury Forman addresses a group of prospective entrepreneurs in Republic, Wash., an area that will feel the economic effects of the Buckhorn gold mine closure in 2015 and where residents are looking at other business opportunities. Photo courtesy Washington Dept. of Commerce.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Move over Shark Tank! Washington entrepreneurs are ready to dive into new business ventures – and across the state, this is the week to get started. The third annual Global Entrepreneurship Week has grown to include every county, and more than 200 workshops and class ...Read More

PHOTO: Itís World Prematurity Day, and efforts are under way in Ohio to raise awareness about the frequency of prematurity, its consequences and the need for continued research. Photo credit: Bobjgalindo/Wikimedia.

CINCINNATI - Premature birth is the leading cause of infant mortality in Ohio and the United States, but despite improving technology, the cause goes unexplained in nearly half of all preterm births. About one-in-eight infants is born prematurely, and the rates are higher in the U.S. than in many ot ...Read More

PHOTO: The Holmes Family of Misty Brook Farm, a Buy/Protect/Sell Project in Albion, was helped by Maine Community Foundationís $1 million loan to Maine Farmland Trust. Photo credit: Greta Rybus/Maine Farmland Trust.

ELLSWORTH, Maine – The Maine Community Foundation is one of the nation's best at finding ways to build community wealth using new approaches, according to a report released today. The report by the Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative names the Ellsworth-based foundation one of the Innovati ...Read More

PHOTO: The Upper Big Branch mine disaster has resulted in criminal charges against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship, which is causing people to again ask how we can make our mines safer. Photo of a UBB memorial service courtesy of the West Virginia Governor's office.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Criminal charges against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship have returned attention to a basic question: How can America's coal mines be made safer? Blankenship stands accused in connection to the 2010 tragedy at Upper Big Branch where 29 miners died. Ellen Smith, editor ...Read More

photo: Minimum-wage workers in South Dakota will get a raise Jan. 1. Photo by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The minimum wage will rise to $8.50 an hour in South Dakota starting Jan. 1. The South Dakota State Federation of Labor was among the groups that helped get the issue onto the ballot this fall. President Mark Anderson says the federation sees the wage hike as grass roots ...Read More

PHOTO: A Caregiver Town Hall on Tuesday will offer information about resources for the 770,000 in Maryland who care for an aging spouse or relative so they can remain in their homes. Credit: Geralt/Pixabay

HANOVER, Md. – More than 770,000 Marylanders have an extra job – one that is a labor of love that carries a value of more than $8 billion a year. They're caregivers of aging parents, spouses or other relatives, helping them to live at home. It's a tough job, and those challenges are ...Read More

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