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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: October 3, 2016

A movement aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Kentucky is focused on young adults and teens. (KCTCS)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A nationwide movement aimed at improving the quality of life in rural America, including Kentucky, says it's focused on involving youth. The National Rural Assembly – a coalition of more than 500 organizations – calls its new effort Kids, Climate, Connection. ...Read More

A state senator from northern Wisconsin says the state's scarce transportation funds are going to build roads in Milwaukee and Madison, not to fix rural roads that need maintenance. (WI Dept. of Trans.)

MADISON, Wis. – Democratic state Sen. Janet Bewley, who represents a district in northern Wisconsin, has introduced legislation that would repeal the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit and use the money to repair roads and bridges in rural Wisconsin. Bewley says the tax break benefits ...Read More

African-Americans wait twice as long as whites to vote. (iStockphoto)

DENVER – As the presidential race tightens, voter turnout could play a decisive role, and a new study warns that some Americans may have a harder time casting ballots than others. Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, says data from the last presi ...Read More

Credit union memberships have surged in the past year, according to recent data. (ronnieb/morguefile)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Another round of scandals in the banking world has many in Michigan rethinking their accounts. Credit union membership in the state now stands at close to 5 million – or roughly half the population – with one of the highest membership gains in recent histor ...Read More

Missouri's PACE programs are getting some credit for the state's progress in moving toward green energy and power savings. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS – Missouri has made some big strides in saving electricity. The latest report card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Missouri 32nd among the states, up 12 spots from 2015. Kristy Manning, director of the Missouri Department of Energy, said as pa ...Read More

Local nurses plan to testify Tuesday against a proposal that could allow unlicensed to administer medications in Massachusetts. (Aleksahgabrielle/Wikimedia)

BOSTON – A controversial proposal comes up for public debate Tuesday about whether someone needs a license to administer medication in the Bay State. The state maintains it could see some health-care savings by allowing people who aren't necessarily doctors or nurses to give medications. B ...Read More

About 300 homes have already received energy-efficiency improvements as part of Weatherize Nelsonville. (COAD)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some 340,000 Ohio households owe about $1,700 more in annual energy costs than they can afford, according to federal data on home-energy affordability gaps. During Energy Action Month in October, community organizations are educating Ohioans about Ohio's Home Weatherization ...Read More

New Hampshire lawmakers' failure to override Gov. Maggie Hassen's veto of SB 336 means permits are still required to carry a concealed weapon in the state. (Augustas Did˛galvis/wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – The right to carry a concealed weapon in the Granite State will still require a permit, as state lawmakers failed last week to override the governor's veto. Gov. Maggie Hassen vetoed Senate Bill 336, a measure supported by the gun lobby that would have allowed anyone to carry ...Read More

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