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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: June 3, 2016

About 12 million Americans borrow cash from a payday lender each year. (cohdra/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. -- Measures to rein in the payday-lending industry are being called "long overdue" by supporters in Michigan. It's the first time the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed rules to regulate the small-dollar loan industry, which charges interest rates of more than 300 perce ...Read More

Family-farm advocates say a new lawsuit challenging North Dakota's decades-old corporate-farming ban is a last-ditch effort allow non-family corporations to operate in the state. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A new federal lawsuit over North Dakota's anti-corporate-farming law is getting criticism from family-farm advocates. The North Dakota Farm Bureau is asking a federal judge to declare the 84-year-old law unconstitutional, just days before North Dakotans vote on ballot Measure 1, w ...Read More

The EPA has ordered two power plants in central Utah to cut emissions which are causing haze in several national parks and wilderness areas, including Canyonlands National Park. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the operator of two coal-fired power plants in central Utah to bring their emissions up to federal clean-air standards. The EPA acted in response to outdoor recreation businesses that say coal haze from PacifiCorp's Hunter and Hunti ...Read More

A new study finds the lake in the pit of the former Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain is leaching water from the nearby Humboldt River, reducing flow. (Tom Myers)

RENO, Nev. - Mining is shortchanging other water uses in drought-stricken Nevada -- even after a mine shuts down, according to a new report. When the Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain stopped operating in 2007, the study found, the nearby Humboldt River lost 180,000 acre-feet of flow. Report aut ...Read More

Nevada consumer advocates are praising a new federal proposal for rules on payday lending. Nevada is one state that doesn't limit interest rates short-term lenders can charge. (krosseel/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada consumer advocates are praising a federal plan released Thursday to rein in short-term lenders who can charge sky-high interest rates for payday and car-title loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to limit the number of times a loan can be extended and require le ...Read More

Health-insurance plans have asked the state of New York for a 17-percent rate hike. (Images Money/Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A bill to provide health-care coverage to every New Yorker has passed in the state Assembly by an overwhelming majority. Health-care costs continue to rise despite the federal Affordable Care Act, and almost 2 million New Yorkers still lack health insurance. The New York Health Act ...Read More

A letter opposing the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act was delivered to Sen. Charles Schumer's Albany office. (Food and Water Watch)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Groups that oppose fracking for gas and oil are asking Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to help stop a U.S. Senate energy bill. More than 370 groups nationally have signed a letter opposing S. 2012, the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act. Pramilla Malick, co-founder and chair of Pr ...Read More

The EPA has ordered two power plants in Utah to cut emissions that cause hazy pollution in national parks and wilderness areas, including Arizona’s Grand Canyon. (National Park Service)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two coal-fired power plants in central Utah to bring emissions up to federal clean air standards to protect national parks, including the Grand Canyon. The EPA acted in response to complaints from outdoor recreation companies in th ...Read More

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