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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Former President Carter in the hospital; bracing for an arctic blast; politics show up for Veterans Day; trade and politics impact Wisconsin farmers; and a clever dog learns to talk some.

2020Talks - November 12, 2019 


65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island, and the Supreme Court hears landmark case DACA; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Archive: October 18, 2019

Loneliness can be as bad for a person's health as obesity and smoking, according to AARP, and it's a real concern for many adults ages 50 to 80. (deagreez/Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Recent studies and surveys indicate that more older adults are struggling with loneliness and isolation. And as winter sets in, those feelings can become more pronounced. According to an AARP survey this year, one in three older adults say they "lack regular companionship," ...Read More

A rural climate dialogue took place in Redwood County, Minn., where wind energy development could soon be coming. (Annie Pottorff/Jefferson Center)

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. – Minnesota's Redwood County hosted a dialogue on the effects of potential wind energy development in the community. A newly-released report examines takeaways from the event. Last month, 18 county residents heard from four local speakers over three days, and identified ...Read More

More than 295,000 New Hampshire residents are enrolled in Medicare, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD N.H. – Almost 300,000 New Hampshire residents will have the opportunity to either enroll in Medicare or make changes to their current Medicare plans from now until December 7. Melissa Gutierrez is a Medicare specialist with ServiceLink, the state's program to help residents navigate ...Read More

The Bureau of Land Management oversees nearly 250 million acres of public land, including more than 45% percent of land in New Mexico. (nmwildlife.org)<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. – The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management has advocated for selling off public lands and conservation groups say that's reason enough he needs to step down. William Perry Pendley was a controversial choice when named to the post. At a recent conference, Pendley to ...Read More

The new Voter Protection Corps expects the 2020 election to be more volatile than past races, and says states face a variety of challenges to ensure everyone can cast a ballot. (Voter Protection Corps)

WESTON, Mass. – Massachusetts is home to the man who heads the Voter Protection Corps, a new national nonprofit that has launched to address voting difficulties ahead of the 2020 election. Since 2020 could be even more volatile than past elections, the group has assembled a team of voter-prot ...Read More

According to Nielsen, 16.4 million U.S. households had over-the-air digital antennas in 2018, compared to 12 million in 2014. (pabkov/AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – About a dozen Ohio television stations are changing their tunes today, so to speak. The Federal Communications Commission is halfway through a national consolidation of TV frequencies in a move to gain more broadcast airwave space for new, high-speed wireless service. During ...Read More

SB350 has provisions to help low-income people with past marijuana convictions participate in the recreational marijuana industry. (EKKAPON/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two state senators have introduced a bill that some are calling a model for recreational marijuana legalization. Senate Bill 350, introduced this week by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, is being hailed as one of the most far-reaching ...Read More

As a greenhouse gas, methane is 80 times more powerful in the near term than carbon dioxide. (denismax/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Environmental Protection Agency wants to roll back regulations for controlling methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, but clean-air advocates say that's going in the wrong direction. Yesterday in Dallas, Texas, the EPA held its only hearing on a proposal to lo ...Read More

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