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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 28, 2019

Legislation pending in Congress would fund much-needed repairs to national park infrastructure around the country, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight in 10 registered voters support cleaning up and repairing our aging national parks, in the latest poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts. House lawmakers are considering legislation that would channel up to $6.5 billion in funding to the National Park Service to begin upgr ...Read More

One Oregon pediatrician calls wellness visits the

PORTLAND, Ore. – As Oregon students head back to school, a visit to the doctor could be just what they need to start the year off right. Pediatrician Katherine Clarke at Southern Oregon Pediatrics in Medford said the transition provides an opportunity to schedule annual exams or wellness visi ...Read More

In 2016, 30% of Oregonians stopped taking their medication as prescribed because of cost, according to AARP Oregon. (v_l/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The rapidly rising prices of prescription drugs could be pushing some Oregonians to make tough choices. The average annual cost of prescription drugs in Oregon increased more than 57% between 2012 and 2017, according to data collected by AARP Oregon. It also found that in 201 ...Read More

For Overdose Awareness Day, Idahoans place a pair of shoes tied to balloons on the steps of the State Capitol. (Chris Mecham)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans will be on the steps of the Capitol building on Thursday to remember the lives lost last year to overdose. In 2018, 249 people died by overdose, and each death will be symbolized with a balloon tied to a pair of shoes. Chris Mecham, director of operations at the PEER W ...Read More

China has promised to raise soybean tariffs by 5% in September. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – As trade tensions simmer between the United States and China, farmers in North Dakota and across the country are feeling the pain. The Trump administration and Beijing continue to go back and forth in the trade dispute. Earlier this month, after President Donald Trump announc ...Read More

The Michigan Home Heating Credit helps lower-income households pay for heating bills from the previous winter. (Paolese/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – As the days start to cool in Michigan, some folks might be able to offset the cost of summer utility bills with the Michigan Home Heating Credit. Eligible households that paid for heat last winter have until Sept. 30 to apply for the 2018 Home Heating Credit. Ross Yednock, Mi ...Read More

A controversial uranium mine would be located 13 miles northwest of Edgemont and 50 miles from the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Reservation. (dakotarural.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A case that began in 2010 is back in the news this week, as the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hears arguments between a uranium mining company, government regulators and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The hearing will decide if the mining company, Powertech, is required to conduct a ...Read More

What most Marylanders know as

BALTIMORE – More low-income preschoolers in the Baltimore area will be ready when kindergarten starts next week because of their time at what are commonly known as the "Judy Centers." The Baltimore Community Foundation is a supporter of the Judith P. Hoyer Center Early Learning Hubs. Billie M ...Read More

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