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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Archive: July 26, 2019

The new ACEEE report highlights Boston's zoning regulations that support wind energy systems. (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center)

BOSTON – A new report ranks Boston's clean-energy efforts first in the nation among 75 of the largest U.S. cities. In the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Boston gets a perfect score for the efficiency efforts of the energy ...Read More

Algal blooms, like this one in Monroe in 2011, are one example of water quality problems in the Great Lakes region. (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Wikimedia Commons)

DETROIT – As the Democratic candidates gather in Detroit next week for the second round of debates, the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is pressing them to make clean water a top priority. Some 30 million Americans depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water – and yet massive ...Read More

Keeping Lake Erie clean is crucial for local recreation, tourism and economic development. (Rona Proudfoot/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Democratic White House hopefuls will soon square off once again, and they're being asked to explain how they plan to protect Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes. More than 160 groups are part of the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition, and they delivered a platform ...Read More

A proposed rule change from the USDA could mean 60,000 fewer Oregonians would receive SNAP benefits, potentially straining resources like food banks. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Anti-hunger advocates are pushing back against a Trump administration proposal that could kick more than three million people off food stamps. Under the current rule, qualified recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are automatically enrolled in the Supplement ...Read More

Polls show about six in 10 Americans (62%) say they disapprove of the treatment migrants are receiving at the U.S.-Mexico border. (josecab/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Donald Trump's call for a wall on the southern U.S. border is often accompanied by negative depictions of border cities, and the ACLU of New Mexico is determined to change that. Its new video series, called "Voices from the Border," paints a far different picture ...Read More

One in five Illinoisans lives with a physical or mental disability that affects their daily functioning. (Agence DER/Adobe Stock)

CHICAGO – Legislation that has changed the lives of millions of Americans, including nearly one in five Illinoisans, marks its 29th anniversary today. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on June 26, 1990, and is considered the most significant piece of civil-rights legislat ...Read More

Hells Canyon Dam is one of three hydroelectric dams operated by Idaho Power on the Snake River. (Sam Beebe/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – River conservation groups are challenging water permits issued to Idaho Power for its Hells Canyon complex of dams on the Snake River. The petition was filed this week in Oregon, by Idaho Rivers United and Pacific Rivers. The groups say the Oregon Department of Environmental Q ...Read More

More than 800 young people in foster care in Pennsylvania could be eligible for college tuition waivers at in-state schools when they go into effect next year. (f11photo/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new law gives young people in Pennsylvania's foster-care system a real chance to get a college education. Kids in foster care face obstacles to college that other students may not, especially as they age out of the system and begin living independently. But now, under the ...Read More

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