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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: January 3, 2019

Neither women nor men in the United States rank among the top three countries where people live the longest lives.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's no longer a secret that Americans are dying at an alarming rate from a nationwide opioid crisis and increased suicide rate, and those factors also are contributing to reduction in life expectancy. Late last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rep ...Read More

Newly legalized hemp, marijuana's non-hallucinogenic cousin, could become an alternative crop to cotton for Arizona farmers. (WikimediaCommons)

COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Arizona cotton farmers, who soon may be looking for crops that use less water, could switch to industrial hemp. The hemp plant is a relative of marijuana, and both Arizona and the federal government recently passed laws allowing the commercial growing, interstate sale and ...Read More

Critics say the Bureau of Land Management should fine a mining company accused of dumping and require cleanup, rather than sell the public land and its mining rights to that company. (Tom Egan/CA Desert Rep./Defenders of Wildlife)

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. – Friday is your last chance to speak out on a controversial land deal in which the Bureau of Land Management wants to sell some sensitive land to a company accused of polluting it. An international mining conglomerate called Omya was cited in 2011 for dumping waste r ...Read More

Five companies are expected to open Virginia's first medical cannabis dispensaries in 2019. (gjbmiller/Pixabay)<br />

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia lawmakers have managed to rid the state of common restrictions around the approval of medical marijuana, but an effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of weed might be a nonstarter for Republicans in control. Instead of being sentenced up to 30 days in j ...Read More

Indivisible groups, shown here at a November rally in Reno to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, will gather at 230 events nationwide today to plead for progressive priorities in Congress. (Indivisible Northern Nevada)

RENO, Nev. – Whose House? Our House! That's the slogan being shouted at more than 200 rallies across the nation Thursday – organized by the nonprofit group Indivisible. The group’s Northern Nevada chapter is taking part by holding a rally at noon in Reno at the corner of Libert ...Read More

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