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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Archive: February 11, 2016

Oysters are only at 1 percent of historic levels in the Chesapeake Bay. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

BALTIMORE – Marine police are cracking down on illegal oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay, but catching someone in action isn't easy. It's just one effort to help restore the oyster population, which is only at 1 percent of historical levels. Operations to restore reefs and plant seed ...Read More

Experts say proving that tap water is contaminated isn't easy, and it's key to getting a federal response. (Michal Mojek/freeimages)<br />

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Flint, Michigan, water crisis is helping to shed light on water contamination cases across the nation, including in Hoosick Falls, New York. After his father died of kidney cancer, water tests in Michael Hickey's home in 2014 revealed high levels of PFOA, a water and oil repellent ...Read More

Indiana's official language would become more gender neutral under a bill that's been approved by the House.

INDIANAPOLIS – Women elected to statewide office in Indiana get referred to as "he" in the laws that spell out their duties. Some female lawmakers are now seeking to change that. When State Auditor Suzanne Crouch took office in 2013 she noticed her job description read "he" or "his." She s ...Read More

EPA data suggests that measures to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Power Plan will provide nearly $54 billion in climate and health benefits. (erdenebayar/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The saga over the merits of the Clean Power Plan continues, with the U.S. Supreme Court staying implementation of the standards pending legal challenges. But supporters are confident the standards will ultimately be upheld. Ohio is among 27 states suing the Environmental P ...Read More

State regulators voted against allowing the injection of oil and gas wastewater into the Madison Aquifer, a future source of drinking water. (Matthew Bowden/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Aethon Energy's request for an exemption allowing them to dispose millions of barrels of oil and gas wastewater into a portion of the Madison Aquifer. The aquifer underlies Montana, Nebraska, North and ...Read More

Zika virus carried by mosquitoes, like this one in tropical climates, has been linked to microcephaly, however there is no hard evidence proving the two are connected. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority Wednesday confirmed Oregon's first case of Zika virus in 2016. The new infection is travel related, but the Health Authority did not say what country the individual visited. Before this year, three Oregonians had been diagnosed with the virus si ...Read More

New regulations in Utah now allow patients entering a hospital to designate a family caregiver that will be the official contact person. (wirelog/morguefile)

MIDVALE, Utah - A new rule in Utah gives important new rights to family caregivers when a loved one is in the hospital. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the Utah Department of Health, allows each patient to designate a caregiver, who is notified when there ...Read More

A unique multi-state conference will be held in early March to help communities establish closer farm-to-school relations. (Center for Rural Affairs)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers, ranchers, school administrators, educators, students and community leaders from the Midwest will gather in Nebraska City, Neb., on March 2 for the Midwest Farm to School Conference. Sarah Smith, farm to school lead worker with the Center for Rural Affairs, says ma ...Read More

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