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PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Archive: March 4, 2016

The EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards affect 580 power plants nationwide. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

PHILADELPHIA - Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday denied a request from 20 states to block enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The so-called "MATS" rule affects some 580 coal-fired power plants nationwide, including 38 in Pennsylvania. Besides ...Read More

A new poll suggests strong support for juvenile-justice reform, including closing juvenile prisons like the two in Virginia. (Richard Ross)

RICHMOND, Va. - A national survey shows strong support for the kinds of juvenile-justice reform backed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The governor has proposed shutting Virginia's two large juvenile prisons and replacing them with a range of smaller, community-based corrections programs. In a new survey ...Read More

Last year, in Iowa alone, the Red Cross trained 63,000 people in life-saving skills. (American Red Cross)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans are familiar with chapters of the American Red Cross in the state responding to calls for help in their communities, whether it's because of a natural disaster such as a tornado or a house fire that affects a single family. But they might not realize they've been doing it f ...Read More

Montana conservation advocates spoke out at a BLM hearing in North Dakota on Thursday, in support of new, stricter rules on flaring and venting natural gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

DICKINSON, N.D. - Montana conservation advocates are pushing for stronger rules on flaring and venting of methane gas, speaking out on Thursday at a Bureau of Land Management hearing in Dickinson. The BLM's proposed rules would require oil and gas companies to limit the amount of methane they flare ...Read More

More than 30,000 uninsured Arizona children could gain coverage if the Legislature restores the KidsCare health insurance program. (Pixabay)

PHOENIX - A bill to lift the freeze on the KidsCare health-insurance program has been approved by a wide margin in the Arizona House of Representatives and is headed to the state Senate. Restoring KidsCare would provide coverage for thousands of uninsured Arizona children, with the federal governme ...Read More

The California State Assembly approved legislation on Thursday to raise the smoking age to 21 and regulate e-cigarettes. (trostle/morguefile)

The California state Assembly on Thursday took historic action to curb smoking in the Golden State, overwhelmingly passing a series of bills in a controversial special session on health care. Senate Bill 5 would regulate e-cigarettes such as tobacco would ban vaping in bars, restaurants, workplaces ...Read More

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