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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: June 17, 2016

Encouraging Dad to get his annual health checkup is one caring gesture for Father's Day this Sunday.  (Jeremyyablan/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - As Father's Day approaches, sons and daughters might be thinking about how to help keep their fathers healthy, which is not always an easy task. A study by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. ...Read More

The Obama family is visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and the Next 100 Coalition is asking him to promote cultural diversity on federal lands. (schick/morguefile)

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- President Obama, the First Lady and their daughters are visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and a group known as the "Next 100 Coalition" is hoping he'll touch on the need for cultural diversity in managing the nation's public lands. The visit comes ahead ...Read More

A bill reintroduced in Congress would designate eight wilderness areas within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southeastern New Mexico. (BLM)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A diverse group of stakeholders in southeastern New Mexico is endorsing reintroduction of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act in Congress. The measure, co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both D-N.M., would designate wilderness areas within the Org ...Read More

A new mapping tool pinpoints the locations of Texas oil and gas facilities within a half-mile radius of homes, neighborhoods, schools and hospitals. (Aneese/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - More than 1.5 million Texans live within one-half mile of oil and gas facilities that can release toxic emissions that are threats to health and the environment. A new mapping tool from Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force pinpoints the locations of almost 400,000 oil and gas faci ...Read More

This base supplied by Lundell Plastics will hold what the people of Sac City, Iowa, hope will become the World's Largest Popcorn Ball. (LundellPlastics.com)

SAC CITY, Iowa - Popcorn was once commonly grown by Iowa farmers, and that heritage is part of what's being celebrated this weekend in Sac City, where the World's Largest Popcorn Ball will be made on Saturday. Rhonda Lines is chief financial officer for Noble Popcorn, which is supplying the raw mat ...Read More

Gas flares on Pat Wilson's cattle ranch near Bainville, Mont. (Caitlyn Cromwell)

BANEVILLE, Mont. - More than 6,000 Montanans live within a half-mile of the state's almost 9,800 oil and gas facilities, according to a new mapping tool released this week. Two nonprofit groups, Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force, are behind the website, Oil and Gas Threat Map. It pinpoints loc ...Read More

Thousands of Minnesota nurses plan to strike this Sunday over staffing shortages and what they're calling unfair changes to their health-insurance plans. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- About 5,000 Minnesota nurses plan to strike on Sunday over hospital safety concerns and their own health insurance plans. At issue is a plan by Minneapolis-based Allina Health to shift the nurses to the company's corporate health coverage. The nurses have argued that their out-of ...Read More

Subcontracted airport service workers in Miami are speaking out about what they call dangerous working conditions. (DMedina/morguefile)

MIAMI -- Thousands of people travel through Miami International Airport each day, but some airport workers say their working conditions are putting both airline passengers and workers at risk. The airport, which is owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Commission, contracts with five companie ...Read More

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