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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: August 22, 2019

Young farmers, age 35 years or less, make up 10% of Missouri farmers while about 25% of farmers were considered new and beginning farmers, with 10 years or less of experience. (pewtrusts.org)

POTOSI, Mo. – The Washington County Home Grown Tour and Field Dinner will draw a community together in Missouri this weekend, and two students planning a future in agriculture will benefit. The event allows people to see the variety of family farming opportunities available in Washington Cou ...Read More

The Falling Fruit online map allows users to enter an address to locate free, foragable fruits, nuts and even spices such as lavender or pink peppercorns. (fallingfruit.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – If it's not raindrops falling on your head, it might be an apricot, cherries, apples or plums – and a foraging group wants to make sure it's not wasted. Falling Fruit, a six-year-old nonprofit organization, calls attention to overlooked areas where food can be freely ...Read More

Montana and three other states have more than 1 million acres of state lands that are inaccessible to the public. (Luke Detwiler/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The public is locked out of a large chunk of Montana's state lands, according to a new report. The analysis by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and creators of GPS hunting app onX finds the public is unable to access 1.56 million acres of state lands in Big Sky ...Read More

The Trump administration's restrictions on abortion announced last week will impact low-income, uninsured individuals who use family planning services funded through Title X. (Adobe stock)

BALTIMORE – Planned Parenthood's decision to withdraw from a federal health funding program this week will not disrupt services for Marylanders who use the organization for family planning and health care. The reproductive health group left the program on Monday after the Trump administratio ...Read More

The area where Rexburg is located is classified as desert because of its scant rainfall. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

REXBURG, Idaho – A city in southeast Idaho on Thursday is being honored for its water conservation efforts. Rexburg has won the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation after residents pledged in April to reduce their water use by 42 million gallons over the next year. ...Read More

A new program gives grants to food pantries across Colorado to purchase produce, dairy and protein from Colorado producers. (USAID)

DENVER – Food pantries across Colorado are putting finishing touches on their second-round grant applications before a deadline Friday, and already are making plans for how to spend $100,000 that will be distributed in September through the state's Food Pantry Assistance Grant. Jaclyn Yelich ...Read More

A Colorado mule deer is blocked by range fencing. A new state program is designed to have state agencies coordinate with federal and local governments and others to keep clear and preserve the state's migration corridors. (AdobeStock)<br /><br />

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. – Increased development in Colorado is creating major obstacles to migration corridors for several native animal species, but a new state program aims to keep them open. Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order to preserve Colorado's historic migration corrido ...Read More

From the foothills of the Adirondacks to New York Harbor, Hudson River fish still are contaminated with PCBs. (rabbit75_fot/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmentalists are calling the state of New York's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency a "move toward environmental justice." The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the EPA broke the law by issuing General Electric Company a certificate of completion for its remov ...Read More

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