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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: October 21, 2016

The Upper Missouri River Break National Monument in central Montana is Bureau of Land Management-administered public land. (Bob Wick/BLM)

HELENA, Mont. – Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA), legislation that changed how the Bureau of Land Management oversees public lands. Before the Act passed in 1976, the BLM largely managed its lands for ranching, and oil and gas development. FLP ...Read More

According to new research, Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other group. (Jennifer B/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. – Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other group of people in the United States. That's according to research reported in the article "The Police Killings No One is Talking About" for "In These Times." Compared with other groups, such as African Amer ...Read More

A national report shows core funding for K-12 education in Kentucky is falling behind. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new national report shows that when education dollars are adjusted for inflation and student population, 23 states, including Kentucky, provide less core funding to elementary and secondary schools now than when the recession began. The Center on Budget and Policy Prioritie ...Read More

A swimmer prepares to dive into the cold, clear water of the pool at Balmorhea State Park. (Texas Parks and Wildlife photo)

ALPINE, Texas – Environmentalists are deeply concerned over plans by a Texas oil company to drill thousands of wells near iconic Balmorhea State Park in the Big Bend region. Houston-based Apache Corporation has leased 300,000 acres surrounding the environmentally sensitive park and plans to us ...Read More

The Bureau of Land Management oversees one out of every ten acres of land in the nation, including Colorado's Browns Canyon National Monument. (BLM)

DENVER – On this day in 1976, President Gerald Ford signed legislation that changed the way the feds oversee millions of acres of land, requiring for the first time that they be managed with conservation in mind. Before the Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, the Bureau of Land Manage ...Read More

Under SB976, those requesting body camera data would have to be able to identify everyone in the video before viewing it. (North Charleston/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A measure approved by the state Senate would put severe restrictions on access to video recorded by police body cams. The amendment to the state's wiretap law was meant to overcome police concerns with recording audio and video in private homes. But according to Andy Hoover ...Read More

Under a consent decree approved in 2000, General Electric agreed to clean up PCBs in the Housatonic River.  (John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons)

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected General Electric's objections to a plan to remove PCBs from the Housatonic River. The EPA's $613 million plan calls for sediment to be dredged from the river south of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where GE dumped the PCBs into ...Read More

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