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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

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Women make up 26.5 percent of the solar workforce in Washington state. (jutta/MorgueFile)

SEATTLE - Women's History Month may be wrapping up, but there's still time to honor women who have changed society and women who are changing it now. In the historically male-dominated solar energy sector, women in the Evergreen state are making headway. They comprise over a quarter of the state's ...Read More

Women make up just over 26 percent of the solar workforce in Oregon, according to the Solar Foundation. (Brion Wickstrom/Synchro Star)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Women's History Month is wrapping up, and women are making gains in Oregon's solar energy sector, according to The Solar Foundation. The Foundation's report says women made up more than one-quarter of the solar workforce last year. That's 2.5 percentage points above the national a ...Read More

A local blogger says Michiganders can find designer clothes at deep discounts at second-hand shops. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - Social media and the Internet make a person's image seem important, but with money tight some Michiganders can't live the lifestyle they want while still paying the bills. Blogger at Mama Gone Thrifting! LaTashia Perry has four kids and one on the way, and explains that it is poss ...Read More

Consumer advocates will speak out at a hearing on the proposed Anthem Blue Cross-Cigna merger.(goir/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO - Consumer advocates will speak out about health insurer Anthem Blue Cross' proposed takeover of rival Cigna at a hearing today before the California Department of Insurance in San Francisco. The deal would create the nation's largest insurer, with 53 million plan members. Tam Ma, ...Read More

Clean energy advocates are holding a rally in Billings ahead of Sen. Steve Daines' Montana Energy conference. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

BILLINGS, Mont. - Advocates for renewable energy are rallying in Billings today just ahead of a three-day Montana Energy conference sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines. The clean energy rally is sponsored by the Northern Plains Resource Council. Ben Reed, a member who owns a local solar business, Winpo ...Read More

Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked if they want to keep funding maintenance of city parks. (stlouis-mo.gov)

ST. LOUIS - Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked to keep a one percent city earnings tax in place to fund programs and services. The way it works is those who live or work in the cities pay a one percent tax and the money goes into the city's general fund. It has to be approved by ...Read More

State workers rally at the Connecticut State Capitol on Tuesday, asking lawmakers not to cut their pension and health-care benefits. (Adavyd/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Faced with layoffs and cuts, public safety workers are telling Connecticut legislators to find other ways to balance the state budget. "Respect Those Who Protect" is the message members of the Connecticut Public Safety Employees Coalition hope lawmakers will hear at today's rall ...Read More

A ballot initiative that would establish the nation's first public, universal health care system in Colorado is facing an uphill struggle. (gpointstudio/iStockphoto)

DENVER - An initiative on the November ballot to make Colorado the first state to establish public, universal health coverage is facing well-financed opposition from business and conservative groups. As former head of corporate communications at the health insurance giant Cigna, Wendell Potter say ...Read More

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