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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Archive: November 13, 2019

Older fishing gear, such as driftnets and shallow-set longlines, are indiscriminate and produce a large bycatch that is dumped back into the ocean. (NOAA)

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Federal fishery managers are considering funding a review of existing data to determine whether to allow an older type of fishing gear - one long criticized, both by recreational fishers and conservationists - to be used off the West Coast. The Trump administration wants to look ...Read More

About 1 million Wisconsin workers do not have an employer-sponsored retirement savings program. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - As state leaders examine ways to improve retirement security, some small businesses are expressing interest in a Wisconsin retirement savings program. State data show 400,000 Wisconsinites are at risk of retiring in poverty by 2030, and nearly 1 million workers in the state don't ha ...Read More

Hiawatha National Forest has 8,000 inventoried roadless acres. (Bob Nichols/USDA)

LANSING, Mich. - The Trump administration wants to reverse roadless protections for the country's largest national forest, and opponents fear pristine land in Michigan and other states could be next. A U.S. House committee holds a hearing today on a proposal to fully exempt the Tongass National For ...Read More

The intent of the 2001 Roadless Rule has been to provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest system, including several forests in Florida. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Trump administration wants to reverse a nearly two-decade rule in order to allow more logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest - and it's the same rule that protects national forests in Florida. Alaska's struggling timber industry hopes to revive large-scale industrial lo ...Read More

It's estimated that in New Mexico, DACA has allowed nearly 7,000 young people to pass background checks in order to live and work legally in the United States. (nmdreamteam.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The future of a program that protects around 800,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers" was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, as New Mexico advocates rallied in Texas. About 50 defenders of DACA took a bus to the State Capitol in Austin to protest outside the office ...Read More

Premiums for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans are expected to decrease in 2020. (I Viewfinder/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Medicare open-enrollment period is under way, giving people a chance to review their coverage and make changes to be sure they're getting the best plans to fit their needs. We're already more than halfway through the open-enrollment period that began on Oct. 15. According to N ...Read More

The recent cold snap in Minnesota is prompting state officials to remind low-income residents to sign up for heating assistance. The program not only can help with energy bills, but also offer repairs of home-heating systems. (Alvimann)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is emerging from the record-breaking cold snap that gripped the region this week. As the cold-weather season takes shape, state officials are urging lower-income Minnesotans to sign up for assistance with their heating bills. During most winters, only one in four of the ...Read More

The 513,000-acre Allegheny National Forest includes 25,000 acres protected under what is known as the Roadless Rule, which has been in place since 2001. (Cred Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Congress is hearing from opponents of a plan to exempt an Alaskan national forest from protection under the Roadless Rule, the same rule that protects 25,000 acres of national forestland in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Forest Service is holding hearings in Alaska and Washington, D.C., t ...Read More

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