PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 

Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Archive: May 2015

PHOTO: The sensitive waters surrounding Mackinac Island are the subject of a new report, which examines the safety of the oil pipelines owned by Canadian company Enbridge Energy that run under the straits. Photo credit: M. Shand

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - It's a state and national treasure, but a ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA's new rule clarifies which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Conservation groups in West Virginia think it could be especially important for rural areas. Photo courtesy West Virginia Dept. of Tourism.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Obama administration has released a new rule clarifying which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Many West Virginia conservationists say it's a promising step. Two court decisions have, in a sense, muddied the waters about which protections apply to a numbe ...Read More

PHOTO: A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Midwest/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There are again protections for some vulnerable waters and wetlands in Minnesota and across the country, with the release of a final rule to clarify what is covered by the Clean Water Act. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines which streams, tributaries ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for Insure Tennessee are planning a road trip this summer, touring the state to educate citizens about the current health coverage gap after state lawmakers weren't able to pass Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan. Photo credit: wintersixfour/

NASHVILLE – This week, Tennessee Democrats called for a special legislative session to take a full vote on Insure Tennessee. And, since the state is passing up millions of federal dollars, the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) says it is organizing a statewide tour of informational meetings about ...Read More

PHOTO: A civil rights lawsuit claims Texas is denying parents of U.S.-citizen children access to their birth certificates, making it hard for kids to access medical care and enroll in school. Photo credit: FlickreviewR/Wikimedia Commons.
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AUSTIN, Texas - A civil rights case has been filed against the Texas Department of State Health Services and key officials for denying parents without proof of legal immigration status birth certificates for their U.S.-citizen children. The suit claims parents presented their child's hospital bir ...Read More

PHOTO: Wetlands in North Carolina will see greater protection under the new clean water rules issued by the EPA. Photo credit: bobistraveling/Wikimedia Commons

WALNUT GROVE, N.C. - On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Waters of the U.S. rule that will offer protection to 2 million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands. Until now, those water sources were not clearly protected under the Clean Water Act. It come ...Read More

PHOTO: New York advocates say a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals means hundreds of thousands of local immigrants are now in a holding pattern concerning President Obama's executive action on immigration reform. Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK - Local advocates say hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers find themselves in an all-too-familiar position today, waiting for relief. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of Long Island Wins, says they hope it will be a matter of months and not years until the full Fifth ...Read More

The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now at more than six years. Photo credit:

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now at more than six years, with supporters and foes wondering what is taking so long. The Trans-Canada pipeline project decision rests with the State Department, which has been conducting environmental reviews. Backers of the ...Read More

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