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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

San Francisco, CA - Californians today are remembering the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that still go on--not only on the Gulf Coast, but in their own state as well. Groups fighting for racial justice are holding rallies and marches to memorialize the Katrina victims. The

Sacramento, CA - Move the goods, but hold the pollution. That's the idea behind state legislation to improve air quality at California's ports. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland are home to three of the nation's busiest ports; as a result, they have some of the country's least healthy air. Senato

Anaheim, CA - Next week, Californians will vote on the use of eminent domain, a government's power to take private property for public purposes. Two opposing ballot measures, Propositions 98 and 99, would restrict eminent domain in the state - but that's where the similarities end. Supporters of Pr

San Francisco, CA - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California is number one when it comes to making "green" the new "business as usual." He made the remark at the unveiling Tuesday, using the catchy name of a first-of-its-kind report from the Environmental Defense Fund. It highlights business solut

Sacramento, CA - California is home to three of the nation's busiest ports, so it's probably no surprise that those ports and surrounding communities have some of the worst air pollution. In fact, the California Air Resources Board estimates that 2,400 people in the state die prematurely each year b

Los Angeles, CA - They say you know it's bad when firemen, police officers and teachers can't afford to live in the communities they serve. Today hundreds of residents and housing advocates will gather outside Los Angeles City Hall to address the city's shortage of affordable housing. The coalitio

Sacramento, CA – The battle over automobile emissions is about to overheat in California. Following enactment of the federal energy bill this week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency denied California a waiver to enact its own, tougher, tailpipe emission standards. Californians fr

Oakland, CA - Protesters in California today are joining others across the nation in urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to stop the demolition of 4,500 New Orleans public housing units. HUD wants to replace them with mixed-income neighborhoods, but activists say the move tar

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