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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Archive: March 15, 2016

Changes to New York's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) are being debated in Albany. (Nitant23/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Advocates of greater government transparency in New York are opposing two proposed changes to the state's Freedom of Information Law, or FOIL, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget bills. When people or organizations are forced to sue for access to public records, said John Kaehny, executive ...Read More

Michigan Democratic leaders say Gov. Rick Snyder should not use taxpayer dollars to fund his legal defense stemming from the lead pollution crisis in Flint. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder is taking some serious heat for wanting to use state funds to pay for legal fees related to the Flint water crisis. Last week, Snyder signed contracts with two law firms totaling $1.2 million for legal representation and advice related to criminal investigations an ...Read More

Montana farmers Jeff and Katie Bangs are working to attract more young people to agriculture. (Katie Bangs)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Today is National Agriculture Day, part of National Ag Week - a time to recognize the contributions farmers make across the country and here in Montana. Agriculture is the leading industry in the state, with almost 28,000 farms and ranches covering close to 60 million acres. Bu ...Read More

Wind power supplied more than 12 percent of Oregon's in-state electricity production in 2014, according to the American Wind Energy Association. (Tedder/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new Oregon law ensures that renewable energy, including wind power, will be a force in the state's future utility plans. By 2040, half the electricity supplied to customers is required to come from renewable-energy sources. The state's commitment should mean more jobs in the wind ...Read More

The Strengthening Families Training Institute conference on preventing child abuse starts today in Boise. (Bigandt Photography/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - About 200 children's advocates will gather today and tomorrow in Boise for the 17th annual Strengthening Families Training Institute. The conference will cover a range of topics. Paula Sellars, a conference speaker and author of the Stewards of Children program with the group Darknes ...Read More

River Place in Cedar Falls won top honors for a new residential project in the Best Development Awards presented by 1000 Friends of Iowa. (River Place)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans working toward sustainable development and community improvement are being honored for it. The "Best Development Awards" were started in 2001 as a way to reward individuals and communities who were doing a good job incorporating smart growth and sustainable development in ...Read More

Kids across Maryland are telling tobacco companies to stop trying to lure them into smoking as part of the Kick Butts campaign. (maryhere/morguefile)

ANNAPOLIS, Md - Tobacco companies try to lure young smokers through splashy ads in magazines, price discounts in stores and flavored e-cigarette products with names such as cotton candy, gummy bear and fruit punch, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The organization is sponsoring about ...Read More

Hundreds of Texans have received life-saving donations of organs, eyes or tissue since 2006 through the Donate Life Texas Registry. (Pixabay)

DALLAS - A program that registers Texans to be organ, eye and tissue donors has hit a major milestone. The Donate Life Texas Registry signed up more than 1 million new registrants in 2015, bringing the total number of potential donors in the state to 8 million. Suzy Miller, executive director of th ...Read More

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