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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.

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Old bank statements, tax forms and receipts are treasure for scammers. Credit: Alvimann/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - Massive electronic breaches have compromised the personal data of folks around Indiana this year, but experts warn that a paper trail can just as easily lead a con artist to sensitive information. AARP Indiana wants to help all Hoosiers better protect themselves from fraud by hosting ...Read More

A National Wildlife Federation report highlights the threat of climate change to Ohio's hockey tradition. Credit: Joel Washing/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mascots bring light-hearted fun to sporting events, but a new report highlights how the inspirations behind some favorite hockey team names are facing the serious problem of climate change. According to the National Wildlife Federation, the Toledo Walleye and the Bowling Green Falc ...Read More

The Task Force on Worker Exploitation held its first public meeting in New York City on Thursday. Credit: www.ny.gov

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced new measures to advance the state's Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation, but advocates are concerned it may not be enough. The measures include funding to coordinate outreach, investigations and prosecutions, and a new anti-retaliation unit for ...Read More

Steps are being taken in the Capital Region to increase access to mental-health services for students on school grounds. Credit: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/freeimages.com

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - The Shenendehowa Central School District in New York's Capital Region recently has seen a rise in the number of students visiting school nurses for mental-health issues. During the 2013-2014 school year, nurses at the east building of the high school alone recorded more than 50 ...Read More

The majority of voters polled favor requiring minimum hospital staffing for nurses in Michigan.<br />Credit: John O'Neill Herrera/U.S. Navy<br />

LANSING, Mich. - Nurses work tirelessly to help sick patients, but many people say there are not enough nurses to go around. In a survey of registered voters released Thursday by the Michigan Nurses Association, 77 percent of the people polled said patient care is suffering in hospitals because nur ...Read More

Medicare open enrollment begins this week. Credit: pixabay

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Medicare's annual open-enrollment period starts this week, so recipients have seven and a half weeks - until Dec. 7 - to decide if they want to change plans. Tim Lockwood, spokesman for the AARP in Wyoming, said important details change on the various plans year-to-year. "So, if y ...Read More

Those who get Social Security benefits will not see a cost-of-living raise in 2016. Credit: Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Social Security Administration has announced there will not be a cost-of-living increase for senior citizens and other who receive benefits. It's the third time in the past five years there has been no increase. Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP-South Dakota, said that ...Read More

The College of Southern Idaho's Refugee Center program is the target of a protest march this Sunday. Credit: Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A so-called patriot group called the Idaho 3 Percent - or "III% Idaho" - will march at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls at noon on Sunday to protest a program there that has helped resettle refugees for the past 30 years. III% Idaho wants the program suspended. Accord ...Read More

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