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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: December 31, 2014

PHOTO: Advocates for early learning say it will be tough, but Washington legislators can find ways to raise enough funds to pay for higher-quality child care and preschool programs as well as court-mandated K-through-12 improvements. Photo credit: shock/FeaturePics.com.

SEATTLE - One big challenge for the 2015 Legislature is how to find the funding to improve K-through-12 education under a court order. Advocates for early learning say better funding for child care and preschool should be part of that. In Olympia, the "Early Start Act" made it through the House las ...Read More

PHOTO: There are a number of easy ways to cut down on energy use when hosting a New Year's party, and the same tips help you conserve energy year-round. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

MADISON, Wis. - There are plenty of ways to save energy if you're hosting a New Year's party tonight, and many of the tips you might use now will also help save energy in your home year-round. Scott Reigstad, spokesperson with Alliant Energy, says if you're hosting the party, let your furnace rest. ...Read More

PHOTO: A new project in the Coeur dAlene area will help families with children make healthier food choices, with nutrition training, recipes, and groceries to prepare the recipes. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - New Year's resolutions often focus on food - usually making "healthier food choices." Those choices can be tough when families have limited food budgets, so a new project in the Coeur d'Alene area will help families with children discover ways to focus on nutrition and taste w ...Read More

PHOTO: The new year begins in North Dakota with a plan to loosen limits on the disposal of radioactive materials from oil and gas production in the state. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Every year of the oil boom in North Dakota has brought new challenges and struggles, and among the issues on the forefront for 2015 is radioactive waste. State regulators are pursuing plans to increase the allowable oil-and-gas radioactive waste disposal limit tenfold, saying the h ...Read More

PHOTO: Agricultural practices are key to cleaner water in Iowa, but progress could be slowed with reduced funding for research, and to implement methods to cut the amount of nutrients that end up in lakes, rivers and streams. Photo credit: eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With nearly 500 lakes, rivers and streams on Iowa's list of impaired waters, state and federal lawmakers are being urged to make a resolution for 2015 - to increase support of clean-water programs and research. Traditional conservation practices - along with newer strategies like ...Read More

CHART: It's unclear how often deeper Marcellus fracking wells interact with the hundreds of thousands of other wells that have been drilled in West Virginia. Chart of a fracking well courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In West Virginia's natural gas boom, a potential concern is what might happen when the maze of underground wells intersect. There have been three documented cases of deep Marcellus drilling and high-pressure fracking connecting with older wells. Given the hyundreds of thousands ...Read More

PHOTO: The April 15 income tax filing deadline will be here before many Missourians know it, which is why experts say a little preparation now will make tax time less stressful. Photo credit: M. Shand

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While the clock ticks down on 2014 and many Missourians have celebrations on their minds, experts say a little time spent preparing for tax season in the next few days will pay off in the months ahead. Now is the time to make sure you know where all your important tax document ...Read More

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