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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Archive: January 25, 2019

Nearly 90,000 South Dakotans received SNAP benefits in Nov. 2018, according to the South Dakota Department of Social Services. (nokidhungry.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new report shows more South Dakotans are relying on safety-net programs that help lower-income families. South Dakota's KIDS COUNT and the University of South Dakota's Public Health Programs analyzed enrollment for health and social-service programs since the Great Rece ...Read More

This year, 46 women serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, the most ever. Nationally, the current Congress is the most female and racially diverse in U.S. history. (Women's March On Raleigh)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Tomorrow, thousands are expected to march in Raleigh to restore justice after a year of what they call "regressive federal and state policies" for women and families. Organizers want the public to know the Raleigh Women's March is unaffiliated with the national Women's March ...Read More

About 1.2 million households in North Carolina were affected by Hurricane Florence, according to the North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety. (nesdis.noaa.gov)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – More than four months after Hurricane Florence, people in Eastern North Carolina are still awaiting FEMA recovery assistance. They can find local help at the Just Florence Recovery Survivors Summit tomorrow in Wilmington. The event is hosted by a coalition involved in on-t ...Read More

New Mexico has joined a handful of states trying to increases the use of renewable energy, with a goal of 50 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources by 2030. (innovationatwork.leee.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico clean-energy advocates hope to drive what they call a "green tsunami" in the next few years, now that voters have elected state lawmakers they see as more environmentally friendly. A Clean Energy Conference on Monday features newly elected Gov. Michelle Lujan Gris ...Read More

As a farmer, educator and social-justice advocate, Onika Abraham says organic practices are rooted in past generations, from all walks of life and across the globe. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A premiere gathering for sustainable farmers, backyard growers and local food enthusiasts in Ohio marks a key milestone this year by elevating the historic injustices in agriculture, and exploring ways to a more diverse path for the future. Director of Farm School NYC Onika ...Read More

Food banks in Washington state are filling the gap for everyone from federal employees to small business owners in communities outside national parks. (Paul Joseph Brown/Northwest Harvest)

SEATTLE – Food banks across the state are feeling the stress as the government shutdown brings more people through their doors. Thomas Reynolds is the CEO of Northwest Harvest, which distributes to a network of 375 food banks statewide. As an example of the strain, he notes the White Center ...Read More

Experts say rapidlly rising rents in California have led to a true crisis of affordability, and have driven many to distant suburbs and long commutes. (Public Domain/wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On any given night 134,000 people in California are homeless, and millions more are at risk of losing the roof over their heads. So, several California mayors looking for innovative solutions joined a national roundtable discussion in DC on Thursday. Oakland Mayor Libby ...Read More

The Trump administration has lost 16 of the 17 lawsuits brought by Earthjustice that have resulted in major environmental court decisions so far. (Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Trump administration's efforts to weaken public health and environmental regulations are being roundly defeated in the courts, according to a new report. The administration that promised its supporters would get "tired of winning" apparently doesn't need to worry about ...Read More

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