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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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The folks who drive the buses and others who are part of children's school days are the focus of American Education Week. Credit: Lynette/morguefile.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Schools are in the spotlight for American Education Week, which begins today. Each day puts the focus on people who help make the public school experience a good one for students. Tuesday is Parents Day, a reminder that family involvement is needed to make a great school. Portland ...Read More

Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin Now says student loan debt is dragging down the state's economy and it's time for the Legislature to do something about it. Courtesy: One Wisconsin Now

MADISON, Wis. - The percentage of Wisconsinites with student loan debt continues to rise at a rate much faster than most of the rest of the nation. Analiese Eicher, program director with the advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, says 70 percent of the state's graduates are carrying student loan debt, l ...Read More

Wait, if you can, before taking your monthly Social Security benefit. That's the advice from the National Academy of Social Insurance. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Social Security has been around since 1935, making it 80 years old. How old do you think you will be when you begin taking the federal insurance you've been paying into? You're eligible at 62, but the National Academy of Social Insurance says if you can afford to wait, do it, beca ...Read More

Many Floridians miss out on tens of thousands of dollars by claiming Social Security benefits early, according to new data. Courtesy: Social Security Administration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - They are among the most important decisions older Americans, face when to stop working and sign up for Social Security and experts say the majority of Floridians leave money on the table by not considering all the options. Most people think of reaching retirement age and colle ...Read More

A new study of bike-share programs in Sun Belt cities shows the majority of rides are replacing other modes of transportation. Credit: Seraphimblade/Wikimedia Commons

AUSTIN, Texas - More people are sharing bicycles to meet their daily transportation needs and people living in Sun Belt cities are also using bike-share programs for recreation according to a new report from Rice University. Kelsey Walker, research fellow and report co-author with Rice's Kinder I ...Read More

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, is the first Republican to break with GOP leadership and support the pollution-reduction goals of the Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: Office of Sen. Ayotte.

NASHUA, N.H. - Sen. Kelly Ayotte is getting praise today from conservationists and people who make their living fishing and hunting for her decision to break with the Republican Party on the Clean Power Plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the greenhouse-gas reduction plan "r ...Read More

Starting to receive Social Security at 70 instead of 62 increases benefits by 76 percent. Credit: Huskyherz/pixabay.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A lot of older Pennsylvanians are getting reduced Social Security retirement benefits because they start collecting before reaching full retirement age - and experts say waiting a few years can really pay off. People as young as 62 can start getting benefits, and many still think ...Read More

Starting Social Security at 70 instead of 62 increases benefits by 76 percent. Credit: ManuelPacheco /pixabay.com

NEW YORK - A lot of older New Yorkers are getting reduced Social Security retirement benefits because they start collecting before reaching full retirement age and experts say waiting a few years can really pay off. People as young as 62 can start getting benefits and many still think of 65 as th ...Read More

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