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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

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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