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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: September 11, 2019

According to the National Farmers Union, farmers earn less than 15 cents of every food dollar. (gipsa.usda.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture soon will release new regulations that livestock and poultry producers hope will better protect them from what they see as unfair competition in the highly consolidated meatpacking industry. The Packers and Stockyards Act was enacted by Congress ...Read More

Two Naughton power plant units near Kemmerer would retire four years ahead of schedule in one version of PacifiCorp's long-term power plan. (Born1945/Flickr)

KEMMERER, Wyo. - Cheaper renewable energy and storage, along with early retirement of coal-fired units in Wyoming and Utah, could save utility customers in Wyoming and five other western states upwards of $500 million over 20 years, according to a recent analysis by PacifiCorp. The power company's ...Read More

About 13% of Ohioans struggle with food insecurity. (HNFOTO/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio already has a high rate of food insecurity, and during this Hunger Action Month, there are concerns it could become an even bigger problem if eligibility changes for SNAP benefits. An estimated 61,000 Ohioans could lose their food assistance if what is known as "categorical el ...Read More

Toxic chemicals called PFAS are used in common products such as non-stick frying pans. (JPC24M/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. - A new report from the National Wildlife Federation calls for elected leaders in Wisconsin and other states to confront what it calls a "PFAS crisis." The toxic chemical is linked to certain cancers and other health problems, and has been detected in drinking, ground and surface wate ...Read More

Experts say the undercount of children in the census has more than tripled since 1980. (Driftwood/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Counting every child will ensure that Pennsylvania gets the federal aid it needs. That's the message advocates for children are sending in the lead-up to the 2020 census. Federal funding for programs from health insurance to school aid depend on how many children are counted in th ...Read More

Contaminated foam gathers on Van Etten Lake near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. (Michigan DEQ/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - A new report offers a road map to clean up toxic PFAS chemicals from waters in the Great Lakes region and makes an urgent case for stepping up the pace. The National Wildlife Federation report calls for action on the local, state and federal level to combat PFAS pollution from mili ...Read More

In 2017, Baltimore overhauled its bus system, but studies show it didn't help buses move faster. (Wikimedia Commons)

BALTIMORE - Many in Baltimore face transportation barriers that make it hard to get to work and school, but there's also something unique they can do about it. A class to help people support better transportation access in the area is being offered by the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, a ...Read More

Seniors, a growing part of Arizona's homeless population, are stressing the resources of many social-service agencies. (Iakobchuk/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX - Being homeless can be difficult for anyone, but social-service agencies say it's particularly daunting for a growing number of older Arizonans. These agencies say about one-third of people seeking shelter or other assistance are age 55 or older, and while there are numerous reasons for se ...Read More

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