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PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 


President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

2020Talks - November 22, 2019 


Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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Archive: June 21, 2019

One group in North Carolina is focused on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. (Nina Rodriguez/Issa Vibe Adventures)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A nature group in North Carolina is leading hikes and other outdoor activities this summer for people of color. Ali Steele, along with a few friends, started Issa Vibe Adventures a few years ago, when they realized there weren't many outdoor groups for people of color. Stee ...Read More

Last year, 70,000 kids in Oregon benefited from the Summer EBT program. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – One in five Oregon children is food insecure, and that insecurity skyrockets during the summer without access to nutritious meals at school. Summer hunger could be worse this year because of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to end the Summer Electronic Benefits Tr ...Read More

New Mexico is estimated to lose nearly $43 million a year in royalty revenues from methane wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public lands. (riograndesierraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 50 members of Congress have signed on to legal documents arguing that a proposed rollback of methane rules by the U.S. Interior Department violates federal law. An amicus brief filed yesterday by lawmakers says eliminating the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention r ...Read More

Four of Idaho's neighboring states have raised their minimum wage amounts. (Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The drive to get signatures for a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in Idaho is ramping up. The group Idahoans for a Fair Wage has launched efforts to get a minimum wage hike on the 2020 ballot, calling on the state to raise wages incrementally to $12 an hour over four ...Read More

A new report by the Abell Foundation says Maryland needs to set child-support amounts based on a parent’s actual income rather than their potential earnings. (iStockphoto)

BALTIMORE – Maryland needs to overhaul its child-support system, according to a new report by the Abell Foundation. The report says the combination of high child-support amounts and tough enforcement tools has done more harm than good for lower-income Maryland families. It says the child-sup ...Read More

Civil rights advocates say making Marcy’s Law part of the Pennsylvania state Constitution would threaten the due process rights of people accused of crimes. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – An amendment to the state Constitution promoted as enshrining the rights of crime victims may be on the Pennsylvania ballot in November, but opponents fear it could do more harm than good. Marcy's Law passed in the Senate for the second time on Wednesday, but must be approv ...Read More

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