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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: August 13, 2019

Two spirit people are reclaiming some of their traditional roles in native tribes at a gathering in Montana this week. (Montana Two Spirit Society)

FLATHEAD LAKE, Mont. – Indigenous people from around the world this weekend at Flathead Lake are reclaiming the roles of what some refer to as "two spirit" people. The Montana Two Spirit Society, a Native American organization formed by LGBT groups, is holding its 24th annual gathering. Th ...Read More

AARP volunteers helped 45,000 Oregonians with their taxes earlier this year. (stevepb/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The nation's largest free tax-aid program is looking for volunteers in Oregon. For more than 50 years, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program has assisted people with low and moderate incomes file their taxes. More than 1,000 volunteers helped 45,000 Oregonians file their 20 ...Read More

New Mexico's governor wants to make sure the state is one step ahead of a domestic terrorism act similar to the one earlier this month just 50 miles from Las Cruces, the state's second largest city. (PatrickFeller/Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. — The risk of domestic terrorism will be discussed at a summit in Santa Fe on Wednesday with the goal of preventing a deadly attack in New Mexico similar to the one in El Paso, Texas, on August 3 that left 22 dead. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she will convene legislators ...Read More

Use of programs including Medicaid, SNAP and Section 8 public housing will factor into the determination by immigration officials of who gets a green card. (Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Trump administration has finalized a new rule that could deny green cards to immigrants if they access public benefits - including health care, nutrition and housing assistance - or if officials believe they might do so in the future. Olivia Golden, executive director at ...Read More

On average, naturalized citizens have lower poverty rates and higher incomes than native born Americans. (blvdone/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — Nutrition and immigrant advocates are condemning a new rule denying green cards to immigrants who have received or might receive needs-based public assistance. The rule, issued Monday, would force immigrants in families with citizens and legal permanent residents to choose between ...Read More

New rules announced Monday by the Trump administration would make it harder for dwindling species such as the monarch butterfly to receive federal protection. (Pollinators/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Conservation groups are slamming the Trump administration's new rule that significantly weakens the Endangered Species Act. The rule announced Monday would make it harder for scientists to consider climate change when deciding whether to list a species, and make it easi ...Read More

The Trump administration has tried to undermine sage grouse protections and new rules announced Monday could make it harder to protect the sentinel species. (twildlife/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Conservation groups are speaking out against new rules announced Monday that weaken the Endangered Species Act. In the past, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could only consider the science when deciding if a species is sliding toward extinction and merits federal prote ...Read More

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the Trump administration's new rules would hinder recovery efforts such as the cooperative state and federal actions that have increased the piping plover population in Massachusetts by 500% since 1990. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she intends to sue the Trump administration over new rules that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit she announced Monday alleges that the changes are illegal and that the administration failed to review environmental impac ...Read More

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