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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.

Archive: April 14, 2016

Local fast-food workers are joining in what they call the

CHICAGO - Thousands of fast-food and other low-wage workers in about 300 cities across the globe, including Chicago, are joining in what they call the "biggest-ever day of strikes and protests" over minimum-wage raises. In Illinois, the Fight for 15 campaign is targeting Oak Brook-based McDonald's, ...Read More

In part because of drill cuttings such as these, once you take the salt and water out of fracking waste, the remaining sludge is hot enough to be considered low-level radioactive waste. (Bill Hughes)

CHARLESTON, W.Va - Recycling of fracking waste can reduce water use and pollution from the wells, but only by creating low-level nuclear waste too hot for landfills. One fracking-waste recycler is operating near Fairmont and another is planned for Doddridge County. They take the brine, mud and drill ...Read More

In Natick's Morse Institute Library today, National Library Week will be about more than just books. (Morse Institute Library).

NATICK, Mass. – This is National Library Week and some local public libraries want you to know the celebration is about more than just books in the Commonwealth. Anna Litten is the community relations coordinator at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Morse Institute may sound like some ...Read More

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance recommends that you bring a friend or family member with you while making funeral arrangements for a loved one, and read all contracts carefully. (Jennifer/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee's State Funeral Board received 75 complaints in 2015 from consumers across the state. Actions varied from pre-planning funds not being deposited in the proper accounts to expired licenses. In light of that, the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance is re ...Read More

The Washington State Department of Agriculture investigated 123 potential violations of the state's pesticide laws. (Charles O'Rear/United States Department of Agriculture)

SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), investigated 18 percent more potential violations of the state's pesticides laws in the fiscal year of 2015. In a few major cases, people were exposed to pesticide drift. That's according to an annual pesticide report to the legislatur ...Read More

Women in New Mexico make only 78 cents for each dollar men earn, and Latino women make just 55 cents.(Steve Debenport/iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. - As millions across the country noted Equal Pay Day this week, women in New Mexico found very little to celebrate. A new report out this week said the pay gap in New Mexico costs the average employed woman almost $10,000 a year, as she makes just 78 cents per dollar paid to a man, ac ...Read More

South Dakota lawmakers soon may hold a special session to vote on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, while federal lawmakers consider a budget plan that could repeal the ACA. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – As House lawmakers continue voting on their federal budget this week, a budget watchdog group is comparing several big proposals. The National Priorities Project (NPP) analyzed the details of federal budget plans from President Barack Obama, the House Budget Committee and the ...Read More

The U.S. Senate is holding a hearing today on new rules that aim to reduce oil and gas waste on public and tribal lands.  (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining, chaired by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is holding a hearing in the nation's capital today on new rules proposed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that aim to reduce oil and gas wast ...Read More

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