PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 

Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 

Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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The ACLU of Tennessee is asking citizens to report their incidences of having property seized during a traffic stop and what their experience was as they tried to retrieve it. Credit: dodgertonskillhause/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - From 2009 to 2014, Tennessee law enforcement seized almost $86 million in cash and an untold amount of personal property. As it stands, law enforcement doesn't automatically return the property in a traffic stop, even if the owner of the vehicle is proved innocent. State law pla ...Read More

Credit: Experts and the state are asking parents to discourage underage drinking among their children during the holidays and throughout the year. Credit: maldoR/

RALEIGH, N.C. - December is one of the prime months when youths experiment with alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This month, the state is renewing its fight against underage drinking with new Public Service Announcements airing on local television and a call to sta ...Read More

The House bill would no longer require states to link standardized test scores to teacher evaluations. Credit: Alberto G./

NEW YORK - Teachers are calling a House vote to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a "long-overdue reset of federal education policy." The bill, now called the "Every Student Succeeds Act," passed with bipartisan support. According to Carl Korn, spokesperson for New York Stat ...Read More

Tax breaks for struggling families could expire in 2017 unless Congress reaches a deal on a major package of tax credits before they break for recess. Credit: mpasquini/

ALBANY, N.Y. – Lawmakers are deep in negotiations on Capitol Hill over a major package of tax cuts for businesses and individuals. Those on the line include the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-wage workers and the Child Tax Credit, which are set to expire in 2017. But some advocate ...Read More

Depression can overtake anyone at any time, but winter's short, dreary days and high holiday expectations make some people more vulnerable this month. Credit: DTL/

SEATTLE – The combination of high expectations and low winter temperatures can be a one-two punch for people struggling with depression this month. Dr. Bob Riggs, a family medicine physician with Group Health in Seattle, says holidays are emotionally super-charged partly because everyone has ...Read More

An annual conference aims to build momentum for sustainable growing in Ohio. Credit: George Remington

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sustainable agriculture is becoming big business for Ohio, with farmers doubling their sales between 2008 and 2014, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And an upcoming gathering aims to build more momentum. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecologica ...Read More

A prediction of increased sales in the first half of 2016 could translate to more jobs for Iowans. Credit: FidlerJan/

DES MOINES, Iowa - Despite a downturn in Iowa's agriculture sector, a new report suggests the state's economy will be healthier in the next six months. The Iowa Business Council's new Economic Outlook Survey summarizes fourth-quarter activity in the state's largest businesses. Council Executive D ...Read More

Research shows it's possible to transition to 100 percent wind, water and solar by 2050. Credit: iceman0/Morguefile

LANSING, Mich. – Global leaders in Paris are hammering out the details of a pact to reduce emissions spurring climate change, and here at home new research highlights the feasibility of a transition to 100 percent renewable energy in Michigan and other states. Stanford engineering professor ...Read More

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