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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Archive: March 13, 2019

Kentuckians with felony convictions who have served their time are demanding the right to vote. (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – People with felonies in their past are rallying in Frankfort today, calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to return voting rights to people who have been convicted of felonies. More than 300,000 Kentuckians can't vote because of a felony conviction, according to the latest report from t ...Read More

Deferred maintenance in Montana parks has reached $22 million. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – A bill to increase funding for Montana's outdoor-recreation sites has passed the state Senate and moves on to the House. Senate Bill 24 increases the voluntary vehicle-registration fee for state parks from $6 to $9, estimated to generate an additional $1.8 million each year. ...Read More

A new nationwide AARP campaign encourages lawmakers to adopt legislation allowing states' Attorneys General to crack down on prescription drug price increases. (Pixabay/Bru-nO)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Polls show that reducing the cost of prescription drugs is a very important issue to Americans, and AARP is launching a new campaign to demand action, at both the federal and state levels. Ten years ago, Doug Lehman from Sioux City wasn't on any prescription drugs, but a k ...Read More

Declining pollinator populations could have alarming consequences for natural ecosystems, as well as food production for people. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thousands of gardens across the state of Florida are playing a part in saving pollinators and the nation's food system. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge was launched in 2015 as part of a nationwide call to revive collapsing bee colonies and improve the health of bi ...Read More

Senate Bill 12 would give Indiana courts discretion in deciding if bias-crime charges are warranted. (QuinceMedia/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – New research examines the complexities of crafting effective hate-crimes legislation. Senate Bill 12 in Indiana, now in the hands of a House committee, would allow a court to consider bias in imposing a criminal sentence. After examining data on bias-motivated homicides in the ...Read More

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument's future remains uncertain after a federal review in 2017 produced no decisions. (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance)

SANTA FE, N. M. – Protecting national monuments is the subject of a hearing today in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. Tribal leaders and state public-lands officials will testify about the impact of President Donald Trump's decision to slash millions of acres from Bears Ears and ...Read More

Red Rocks Canyon is one of hundreds of places in Nevada that have benefited from the Land and <br />Water Conservation Fund, but the new federal budget proposal barely acknowledges the fund. (kconnors/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump signed a historic public-lands package on Tuesday. It was decades in the making, adding 1.3 million acres of new wilderness and creating five new national monuments. The bill also reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has used fee ...Read More

Experts say a majority of adult smokers picked up the habit before age 21. (Hans Martin Paul/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – "Tobacco 21" legislation is now in the hands of the Illinois Senate. House lawmakers passed HB 345 on Tuesday, which would raise the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. Similar legislation was vetoed by Governor Bruce Rauner last year, who ...Read More

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