PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Archive: September 2, 2016

If a constitutional amendment is approved by Arkansas voters in November, medical marijuana dispensaries, like this one in Colorado, could soon open. (Wikimedia Commons)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas voters will be asked again to legalize medical marijuana at the polls in November, but this time around there will be two propositions on the ballot. A 2012 ballot proposal to allow medical use of marijuana failed by a slim margin, but backers of the latest amendments sa ...Read More

Critics of Trump's immigration plan fear it would make life in America worse for millions of people. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

MIAMI - Donald Trump has doubled down on his controversial rhetoric on immigration, and those who advocate for Florida's immigrant community say they're convinced his plans will make America anything but great. Just hours after meeting with the president of Mexico, Trump repeated his call to build ...Read More

A tax credit that helps seniors write some medical expenses off will expire in Jan. 2017 unless Congress acts. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Unless Congress takes action, Americans age 65-plus who need helping paying medical expenses will see a tax hike in 2017. A tax-deduction threshold for those with high healthcare costs is set to increase from 7.5 percent of income to 10 percent on January 1st, 2017. But the Senior ...Read More

New York still owes public schools $3.9 billion under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit. (Amanda Mills, USCDCP/PublicDomainImages)

NEW YORK - The National Labor Relations Board said charter schools are private corporations, not public schools, and are subject to federal labor law. The NLRB handed down decisions in two similar cases last week, involving union organizing at charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania. Accordin ...Read More

RGGI states are considering doubling annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. (digifly840/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - A coalition of environmental groups, labor unions and community organizations wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to make environmental justice a priority in plans to combat climate change. A draft plan for compliance with the EPA's Clean Power Plan is due later this month. Mark Kresowik, regio ...Read More

The public comment period ends Sept. 3 on a plan to build a gondola to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. (Thomas O'Keefe)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Tomorrow is the last day to comment on whether a private developer should be able to install a high-wire tram in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Escalade project would include a gondola that would descend to the canyon floor and a 420-acre amusement park-type amphitheater, ...Read More

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