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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - CO: Toxics

DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held hearings Wednesday in Denver on new nationwide environmental standards for the process known as fracking. Fracking - hydraulic fracturing to gain access to oil and natural gas reserves - is big business in Colorado. The state's Oil and Gas Cons

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Clean water, soil and air are the top priorities for Garfield County residents in connection with proposed new natural gas wells in Battlement Mesa. A new survey conducted for the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center found nearly 60 percent of Garfield County residen

DENVER - A bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) could strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) powers to recall potentially unsafe drugs. Bennet says the additional authority is essential to help the FDA ensure the quality of drugs, now that their acti

Denver, CO – Coloradans' last mad dash to cross those remaining names off their holiday shopping lists is on this week, but don't forget to check that list twice, for safety. Many recalled toys are still featured in advertising, since the ad campaigns were designed before the problems came to

Denver, CO – It's Christmas shopping season again, but which toys are safe for kids? News about tainted toys and product recalls continue to roll in, and how do parents know if they're buying a product that's already on a recall list? It happened to one of Arvada attorney Paul Komyatte's clie

Washington, DC – The laws that govern so-called "hardrock" mining in the West -- for substances such as gold, silver, and uranium -- haven't changed in more than a century. But the U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill to reform a mining law that's been in place for 135 years. P

Denver, CO - About 75 percent of mines end up polluting water resources to a greater degree than the predicted amounts established during their original permitting processes. That's the finding of a two-year study that compares predicted pollution levels to the actual amounts of water contamination.

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