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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Archive: January 14, 2019

The National Park Service has furloughed nearly 16,000 of its employees and suspended most of its maintenance and visitor services. (NCPA)

RICHMOND, Va. – Visitors at national parks across the country are witnessing mountains of trash, overflowing toilets and damaged property as several sites remain open during the government shutdown. Two groups are calling for an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General of the Dep ...Read More

The group No More Deaths supported has posted banners near the Cabeza Prieta refuge supporting the group's efforts to provide aid to migrants. (Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nine volunteer aid workers go on trial in Tucson this week for providing humanitarian aid to immigrants at risk crossing the Arizona desert. The defendants, all volunteers with the nonprofit group No More Deaths, were charged in 2017 with misdemeanors for their activities in ...Read More

Construction workers frequently are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a new report. (skeeze/pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Unscrupulous contractors in southeast Pennsylvania routinely are violating labor laws and victimizing customers, including state and local government, according to a new report. The report from the Keystone Research Center found many contractors in the regional Philadelphia ...Read More

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy found no link between states that do not tax companies' inventory, machinery or equipment and faster job growth. (WV COBP)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The governor and legislative leaders again are considering repealing the personal property tax for businesses. But according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, it's unlikely to bring job growth. Last year, lawmakers looked at ending that tax on inventory, ...Read More

Public lands, including Gold Butte, depend on funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Bureau of Land Management)

RENO, Nev. – As the federal government shutdown drags on, very little is getting done in Congress, much to the frustration of people who want to see important legislation get a vote – bills such as the one that reauthorizes money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thursday was t ...Read More

Supporters say stronger background checks are needed to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals. (Brett Hondow/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans in favor of stronger gun laws are optimistic the new Congress will move swiftly to pass new universal background-check legislation. HR 8 and S. 42 were introduced last week and would expand federal background checks to all gun sales, including private sales. As fou ...Read More

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