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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Archive: July 27, 2016

Many Wisconsin conservation groups are opposed to a Republican Party platform plank that calls for the sale of public lands. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - A large number of conservation organizations are adamantly opposed to a platform plank approved at last week's Republican Natiopnal Convention that advocates the sale or disposition of federal public lands. Rather than selling public lands, said Michael Carlson, executive director o ...Read More

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of Illinois supporters during a campaign stop in March. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Some Illinois delegates called for unity at the Democratic National Convention, even after leaked emails allegedly revealed an effort by party insiders to sway voters away from Sen. Bernie Sanders. The controversy over the emails resulted in Democratic Party chair Debbie W ...Read More

As milk and dairy feed prices drop, experts said Minnesota dairy farmers need better protections against market fluctuations. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Many Minnesota dairy farmers are having a hard time adjusting to falling milk prices, and the state's farmers union said a revised federal insurance plan isn't helping. Farmers signed up for the Dairy Margin Protection Program - or MPP - to protect them from fluctuating dif ...Read More

A new report shows that the places where Coloradans live, learn, work and play all have a big impact on their health. (Pixabay)

KEYSTONE, Colo. - Colorado is getting its annual checkup as health-care providers, policymakers and elected officials kick off the Colorado Health Foundation's 2016 symposium today in Keystone. Karen McNeil-Miller, the foundation's new chief executive, will present a new report, entitled "Where Hea ...Read More

A small fraction of Tennessee prison inmates are offered the life-saving anti-viral drugs recommended to treat hepatitis-C. (Stéphane Lavoie/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Of the 3,400 inmates with hepatitis-C in Tennessee's prisons, only eight are receiving the antiviral drugs that could save their life. That statistic, released by the state Department of Corrections earlier this year - is one of the reasons the American Civil Liberties Union of Te ...Read More

An estimated 60,000 Oregonians have Alzheimer's disease. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Canada could get a whiff of future tests to detect early signs of the disease. A study presented this week showed those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease are less capable of identifying odors than ...Read More

Teachers charge that Indiana schools are under threat by a powerful lobbying group. (Chicago Federation of Labor)

INDIANAPOLIS - A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state's teachers' union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is a ...Read More

A federal lawsuit settlement should make it easier for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Texas birth certificate for their children born in the United States.

WESLACO, Texas - Undocumented immigrants with children born in the United States now can gather documents from an expanded list that should allow them to more easily obtain their children's Texas birth certificates. Public interest law groups reached an agreement late last week with the state to ac ...Read More

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