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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Archive: September 4, 2015

Full page newspaper ads and a social media blitz are reminding Oregon lawmakers of one priority they didn't advance in the 2015 Legislature. Courtesy: Sierra Club

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Legislature doesn't start again for five months, but advocates for clean energy are already trying to get lawmakers' attention. The Sierra Club launched an Oregon ad campaign this week on social media and in some major newspapers, suggesting legislative leaders step up ...Read More

Michigan doesn't just need more jobs, it needs policies that support working families, according to the Michigan League for Policy's annual Labor Day report. Credit: maryhere/morguefile.com

LANSING, Mich. - Unemployment is down and jobs are up in Michigan. However, advocates for working families say it's not all cause for celebration on this Labor Day weekend, as those numbers don't tell the whole story. Gilda Jacobs, CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, says her group's Lab ...Read More

A Vermont-based solar energy company is seeing resistance from residents in Oneida, New York, over a proposed solar farm project. Credit: Patrick Moore/freeimages.com<br />

ONEIDA, N.Y. - A Vermont-based company has proposed building one of the largest solar farms in upstate New York's Madison County, which it says could save residents millions in energy costs. But the developer, groSolar, is getting push-back from Oneida residents near the proposed site, who fear it ...Read More

A campaign by New York state and local law enforcement officials targets impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. Credit: Earl Estrera/freeimages.com

NEW YORK - State and local police departments in New York are cracking down on impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is part of a national effort to reduce accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Richard Mallow is executive direct ...Read More

Iron County, Utah is known for its Cedar Breaks National Monument, but also for plentiful sunshine that has prompted a flurry of solar farm development. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons

PAROWAN, Utah - Utah ranks fourth on a new top 10 list of states seeing job growth in clean energy and clean transportation. Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 is a nonpartisan group that tracks new project announcements in the fields of clean power, energy conservation and efficiency, and reports t ...Read More

A new online family budget calculator shows many Virginia families don't earn enough to get by. Credit: EPI.

RICHMOND, Va. - A typical working family in Virginia probably doesn't make enough money to support itself, according to a new online budget-cruncher. The Economic Policy Institute's Family Budget Calculator takes local data on a variety of costs, including food, housing and medical expenses. Enter ...Read More

Consumer, health and safety groups want Congress to look at tougher safety laws for automakers and executives. Credit: pixabay.com

HARWOOD, Md. - Safety is top-of-mind as people hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, but all the precautions in the world can't protect against an unknown automobile defect. More than 100 consumer, health and safety groups want tougher laws on the books to protect people, especially when car def ...Read More

Ohio has over 200 solar companies employing more than 4,300 people (Solar Energy Industries Association.) Credit: pippalou/morguefile.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Party cloudy with a chance of progress? One could say that's the solar power outlook for Ohio, based on the findings of a new report. The analysis released this week from the Frontier Group shows solar capacity per capita doubled in Ohio between 2012 and 2014. But report co-author ...Read More

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