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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: January 7, 2016

The thermometer is looking like winter in Kentucky, a reminder that January 11 is when the federal crisis heating assistance program begins. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After an unusually warm holiday season, winter's cold temperatures have arrived in Kentucky. This coming Monday marks the first day low-income families can sign up for help paying their heating bills. The crisis phase of the government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, ...Read More

A new report ranks the Commonwealth in the top 10 states for both the strength and scope of its animal-protection laws. (Pixabay)

BOSTON – Massachusetts scores in the top 10 for animals in a new report that ranks protection laws in all 50 states. The report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) compares the overall strength and comprehensiveness of each state's animal protection laws, and finds that the Commonwealt ...Read More

Two Indiana power companies will install new transmission lines in spring. (Veronica Carter/PNS)

INDIANAPOLIS – Two of Indiana's utility companies are going to start putting in new power lines so they can ship energy created by wind farms across the state. NIPSCO and Pioneer will build a 100-mile line from White County to LaGrange County, then a new 65-mile route from the Indianapolis a ...Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes increasing the Environmental Protection Fund to record levels. (governorandrewcuomo/

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to give the state's Environmental Protection Fund a major boost is drawing high praise. The governor wants to increase the fund to $300 million in the next state budget, more than twice the level of funding when he took office five years ago. Jessica Ott ...Read More

The Burns Paiute Tribe holds a Wednesday news conference to voice their concerns about the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (Burns Paiute Tribe)

BURNS, Ore. - Anti-government protesters occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns may be getting the lion's share of publicity, but residents of Harney County are making some efforts to amplify their voices as well. Petitions are circulating among the locals requesting that the ar ...Read More

In lieu of a ballot measure to end the use of coal power in Oregon, major utilities offered to negotiate a transition plan and timeline. (columbia114/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new approach and new timeline for state energy policy awaits the Oregon Legislature for consideration. Utilities, clean-energy groups and consumer advocates have just unveiled a plan to ensure the state will be coal-free by 2030, and that the state's two largest power companies ...Read More

After the city switched its water source, Flint residents were exposed to toxic levels of lead. (Alvimann/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - With a federal investigation now under way into the Flint water crisis, pressure is mounting for complete disclosure from the governor's office. Flint residents were exposed to toxic levels of lead after the city switched its water supply source from Lake Huron to the Flint River ...Read More

A new report details how national groups working to limit abortion access in other states have put Colorado on their agenda. (Charlotte Cooper/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Passions run high when it comes to deeply held ideological and religious beliefs, and groups determined to ban abortion are no exception. A new report by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado exposes how national organizations working to outlaw abortion one state at a time have set their sights on Co ...Read More

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