PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 

A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 

Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Archive: December 29, 2014

PHOTO: College-bound students and their parents will huddle with trained volunteers across the state in January at more than 80 events to help them navigate the financial aid application process. Photo credit: Torie Gonsalves.

SEATTLE - If higher education is on your wish list in the New Year, some free assistance is available to help you decide how to pay for it. It all starts with two key forms that are used to determine a student's financial aid eligibility, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation to make it easier for North Dakota's small businesses to establish a retirement savings plan for their workers will be considered in 2015. Photo credit: Tax Credits/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The coming of the New Year is a great time to bring a fresh focus on financial goals, and 2015 could bring a new option for retirement savings to workers across North Dakota. Research shows that people with a 401k or similar savings plan available at work are much more like ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer advocates warn scam artists are adding a new twist in phone calls to New Hampshire to try to get consumers to give up personal tax identification numbers. Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. – If you think scam artists take time off during the holidays, think again. Local consumer advocates warn that scammers have added a new twist to an ongoing tax ID scam. Norma Boyce, a volunteer fraud fighter with AARP New Hampshire, says the scam involves a one-two punch. ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates say weekly water-quality reports produced action and major funding to attack problems such as this algae bloom in East Hampton. Credit: M. Lindberg of TNC

NEW YORK - A drumbeat of news coverage concerning Long Island Water Quality was a major factor, local advocates say, in getting much needed action on the issue. Carl LoBue, senior marine scientist with the Nature Conservancy on Long Island, says 2014 was the first year Long Islanders got weekly wa ...Read More

PHOTO: In Iowa each year, from 400 to 500 youths in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system. Photo credit: Cassandra Jowett/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Finding a forever home is a goal for all children in Iowa foster care, and while that's not the reality for many of them, the state is finding success in efforts to smooth their transition out of the system and into adulthood. Carol Behrer, executive director of Youth Poli ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of Tennessee youth in foster care who are aging out of the system is down, and for those who are leaving, extended support is helping with the transition to adulthood. Photo credit: Sophie & Cie/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Progress is being reported in Tennessee as the number of foster children in the state who are aging out of the system without finding a forever home is trending down. Michael Leach, director of independent living with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, says f ...Read More

PHOTO: Because of its commitment to farm-to-school programs, Michigan was chosen to take part in the USDA's Pilot Project for procurement of unprocessed fruits and vegetables, which will give school districts more flexibility in how they spend their federal dollars. Photo credit: SDRandCo/

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - More locally grown fruits and vegetables could soon be coming to a school district near you, thanks to a pilot program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Linda Jo Doctor, program officer with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, works with farm-to-school programs in Detroit. She ...Read More

PHOTO: The FAA is expected to release draft regulations soon for commercial use of drones for businesses, researchers and government agencies. Photo credit: Dkroetsch/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – The use of small drones is limited to hobbyists and a small number of government agencies, researchers and businesses, but that could soon change. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release new rules by the end of the year. Dick Honneywell, executive director ...Read More

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