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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Archive: November 30, 2016

The ballot recount in Wisconsin could expose problems in the system. (razihusin/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin has unique rules about ballot recounts, and in the Badger State there will be separate recounts in each of the 72 counties. Each county clerk will conduct the official recount, which must be completed by the federal deadline of Dec. 13. Of nearly three million votes cast i ...Read More

The night sky was bright orange on Monday night as wildfires engulfed parts of Gatlinburg, Tenn., displacing thousands and destroying dozens of homes and businesses. (National Park Service)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Thousands of residents and business owners are returning to their properties, or what's left of them, today, after historic wildfires swept through Gatlinburg on Monday night. While they confront the losses and cleanup ahead, there's talk about what advanced the fires so qu ...Read More

Gov. Pat McCrory continues his demands for a statewide ballot recount, but says he'll back off if a recount in Durham County validates the original results. (TannerLovelace/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 20 days after the election, North Carolina's next governor remains in question. Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory isn't conceding and wants a ballot recount. Election protests have been filed in 52 of the state's 100 counties. While recounts are not uncommon in individual countie ...Read More

Montana added nearly 100,000 acres of organic farmland since 2016, according to a new report. (storebukkebruse/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - The last few years have been a growing season for organic farming in the United States. According to the Mercaris Organic Acreage Report, organic farmland reached more than four million acres this year. Montana saw a 30-percent jump over the last two years, giving it the second-most ...Read More

Faith groups are praising new Bureau of Land Management rules to curb methane waste on public lands. (Energy.gov)

DENVER – Leaders from the faith community in Colorado and across the Southwest are sending a letter today to President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanking them for adopting new rules to limit methane waste on public and tribal lands. The letter said the policy is in sync with ch ...Read More

Legislation to bail Exelon Energy out in Illinois has been approved by a state House committee. (Sierra Club)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Both sides say they're happy after the state House Energy Committee approved the Future Energy Jobs Bill on Tuesday. The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, which is made up of environmental and business groups, faith organizations and the Citizens Utility Board, said this revis ...Read More

In Ohio, there are 207 businesses in the solar supply chain, 134 in the wind supply chain and 20 that supply both industries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio lawmakers debate the future of the freeze on the state's clean-energy standards, a new report highlights how strong clean-energy policies can boost the economic growth of wind and solar energy. According to research released today by the Environmental Law and Policy C ...Read More

Faith leaders across the Southwest are praising the administration's new rules limiting the burning, venting or leaking of methane gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

SANTE FE, N.M. – More than two dozen faith leaders from New Mexico and across the Southwest released a letter today thanking President Obama and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for putting new controls on the release of natural gas at oil and gas well sites. The Bureau of Land Managemen ...Read More

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