PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 

President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 

Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOENIX - Thousands of new trees in metro Phoenix would not only make the nation's hottest city more livable, but would also save significant energy, according to a new report from the non-profit Western Resource Advocates. 10,000 drought-resistant shade trees should be planted each year, the report

PHOENIX - As part of approving a new rate increase for Arizona Public Service (APS), state regulators have adopted their first-ever statewide energy efficiency standards. Arizona's Corporation Commissioners say the new rules will result in lower energy costs in the long run. Sandy Bahr, director o

PHOENIX - Hearings start today at the rate-setting state Corporation Commission on a different kind of rate hike for Arizona Public Service (APS). Electric rates will be going up, but will include a number of clean, efficient energy incentives for homes and businesses. Chuck Essigs, director of gove

PHOENIX - Arizona will see hotter summers and more frequent heat waves due to global warming. That's the conclusion of a report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility. NWF Climate Scientist Amanda Staudt says low-income folks are the most vulne

TUCSON, Ariz. - Conservationists say it's now up to the Obama administration to devise a new management strategy for America's national forests and grasslands, after a federal court overturned a Bush-era plan that opponents claim would have weakened wildlife protection. David Hodges, policy direct

PHOENIX – The cost of clogged highways continues to climb for Arizona drivers, according to the latest national study from the Texas Transportation Institute. Alex Nelson of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group says traffic congestion is like a tax that everyone pays, sapping time and mo

Tempe, AZ – New scientific discoveries about the role played by wolves, cougars and other predators of the West are explored in a new film having its Arizona premiere tonight in Tempe. The film, Lords of Nature, makes the case that predators are critical for keeping natural ecosystems healthy

Phoenix, AZ – Support for public transit is surging, but Arizona's system has not kept up with growth. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), which says public transit reduces pollution and congestion while stimulating the economy. The gro

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