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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.

Archive: May 7, 2015

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says a quarter of million workers in the state would benefit if Congress approves legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020. Photo credit: Sen. Udall

SANTA FE, N.M. – Raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 would help about 250,000 workers in New Mexico, according to U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico. Udall says the Raise the Wage Act also would help parents provide for their families. "That will benefit nearly 150,00 ...Read More

PHOTO: The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that some say eliminated competitive options for some Dominion natural-gas customers in Ohio. Photo credit: Sebleouf/Wikipedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's a question of what's the public's best interest. The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether commercial customers of Dominion will have access to the Standard Choice Offer, a natural-gas contract which price is set through an auction. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio al ...Read More

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health has detailed its new efforts to reduce the infant mortality rate, as hundreds of babies die in the state each year before they reach the age of one. Photo credit: Cody/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Every year, several hundred babies statewide die before they reach their first birthday and a new plan from the Minnesota Department of Health aims to reduce those numbers. Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says while Minnesota does have one of the lowest overall infant mortality rates in ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's homeless population is expected to benefit from more than $2 million in Affordable Care Act funding to benefit community health centers. Photo credit: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

OGDEN, Utah – Thousands of people in Utah, including the homeless, are expected to benefit from $2.3 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to expand nonprofit community health centers. Josh Marans, communications and member services manager for the Association for Utah Community Healt ...Read More

PHOTO: Anti-poverty activists are rallying in Sacramento, calling for higher commercial property tax rates to pay for education,infrastructure and social services. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Anti-poverty advocates are rallying in Sacramento today saying California could raise $9 billion a year by fixing a loophole that froze certain commercial property tax rates back in 1978 when Prop 13 passed. Currently commercial property is taxed based on what the buyer pays for ...Read More

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