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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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T-Mobile has tried to merge with a competitor three times in the past, but the deals have been blocked each time. (Burst/Stocksnap)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint hit a big roadblock on Tuesday, as state attorneys general from California, New York and seven other states and the District of Columbia sued to stop the deal, citing antitrust issues. The two companies provide wireless service to

While efforts to reinstate net neutrality have stalled in Congress, lawmakers in Oregon, Washington and now California are stepping up. (Camilo Sanchez)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to restore net neutrality in California now goes to the full State Assembly after it passed a key committee on Wednesday unscathed. In June, the Communications and Conveyance Committee sparked an uproar when it eliminated some key protections, forcing lawmakers to

Advocates of restoring net neutrality warn that industry lobbyists have been asking lawmakers to gut key provisions of California's net-neutrality bills. (Camilo Sanches)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today is a crucial battle in the fight to restore net neutrality, as two bills are heard in key committees in the California State Assembly. Under President Donald Trump, the Federal Communications Commission reversed Obama-era net-neutrality rules, a repeal that took eff

Net neutrality supporters say they fear that industry lobbyists will try to water down the proposal under consideration in Sacramento.(Electronic Frontier Foundation).

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A showdown over net neutrality comes to California today - with a hearing in the State Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. Senate Bill 822 would forbid internet service providers in the Golden State from prioritizing or slowing down any given website,

New America Media Executive Director Sandy Close addressed the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on November 3rd.(New America Media)

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is losing a venerable independent news agency that leaves as its legacy a stronger, more diverse news landscape. New America Media announced it will be closing its doors on November 30. The nonprofit started in 1970 in San Francisco as Pacific News Service. The name may

SAN FRANCISCO – One recent "explosion" on social media is about the potential for an actual explosion. At a meeting of nuclear scientists in San Francisco last week, Dr. Joseph Nuth, the Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said an "extinction-level eve

Observers say Facebook's plan to fact check news raises the possibility of human error and curbing free speech. (Master OSM 2011)

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control deb

The FCC will vote today on opening up more of the spectrum for new 5G wireless technology.  D3Damon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the Federal Communications Commission votes on a plan to open a new part of the wireless spectrum to encourage the development of the next generation of cell phones and wireless devices called 5G. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says this will allow U.S. companies to be t

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