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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOENIX - Two-thirds of Arizona state lawmakers get failing grades on this year's Sierra Club Environmental Report Card. The legislators - 60 out of 90 - were downgraded to "Fs" for voting to ignore federal protections for water, air and endangered species, and to weaken land use regulations. Sandy

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers are using a states'-rights argument to claim authority to regulate air pollution, specifically greenhouse gases and particulates. But Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter, says air pollution is clearly a federal matter because dirty air doesn't s

PHOENIX - Salt River Project (SRP) wants to know if it's doing enough to generate clean energy. The big utility is reviewing what it calls its "sustainable portfolio." SRP is currently committed to generating 15 percent of its total energy through renewable sources and efficiency by the year 2025.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizonans can get the same benefits from their electric service at a lower cost by embracing energy efficiency. That's the gist of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Spokesman Ben Kitto says all users - industrial, institutional and residential - wi

PHOENIX - This year's candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission will be tossing around terms like transmission facilities and renewable energy standards. The watchdog group Arizona PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has put together a briefing book for voters, available on line, to help d

PHOENIX - Management rules for the nation's forests and grasslands haven't changed for nearly 30 years. A Forest Service listening tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday evening, seeking public input from a wide variety of forest users on updating those rules. Scotty Johnson, the Arizona senior outreach

PHOENIX - New federal clean car standards will require improved gas mileage and reduced car and truck emissions over the next six years. Arizona environmental and public health groups are praising the rules, saying the result will be lower overall transportation costs and improved public health. B

PHOENIX - More people could be put to work under a new federal jobs bill if public transportation spending is increased. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Their analysis of the original federal stimulus package shows almost twice as many j

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