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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - CO: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

Both conservative and liberal groups are opposing Initiative 71 on Colorado's November ballot. (State of Washington)

DENVER – Colorado ballot Initiative 71, a move to make it harder to change the state's constitution, has borne out the old adage that 'politics makes for strange bedfellows.' Jon Caldara, president of the Libertarian Independence Institute, says he's never seen before a coalition like the on

More scorchers in store? Climate change could bring hotter temperatures to Colorado in coming decades. (Pixabay)

DENVER - If global greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, cities along Colorado's Front Range will see hotter summers and more powerful storms and wildfires, according to a new analysis. By 2050, the study from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization predicted, the Denver metro area - which r

A new report predicts emissions from oil, gas and coal currently in production are enough to raise global temperatures above limits set in Paris. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Existing fossil fuel production is enough to blow the world's entire remaining carbon budget for keeping global temperatures below limits set at last year's Paris climate summit, according to a new report from Oil Change International. David Turnbull, a report contributor, says if t

Coal companies met with GOP attorneys general to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Fossil-fuel companies Murray Energy and Southern Co. paid for private meetings with Republican state attorneys general to discuss opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan less than two weeks before the same officials asked a federal judge to block the measure, ac

A new study provides stark evidence on how money shapes U.S. elections. (Pixabay)<br />

DENVER – As public outrage over the influence of money in politics continues to grow – seen in both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns – a new study provides compelling evidence that the U.S. political system is more "one dollar, one vote" than "one person, one vote."

An international delegation of environmental activists is joining a Toxic Tour of Philadelphia’s largest refinery today. (Philadelphia Energy Solutions)

DENVER - As Colorado groups work to put measures onto the November ballot that would limit fossil fuel production, an international caravan is joining a Toxic Tour today at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions' refining complex. The It Takes Roots to Change the System caravan started out last week at t

Advocacy groups are pushing political candidates to focus on child poverty. (Milkos/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Presidential candidates from both major parties have talked a lot about helping the middle class, but have skipped over one of the largest segments of the poor: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Sarah Hughes, research director at the Colorado Children's Campaign, says poverty impac

Colorado families could save more than $1,400 a year in electricity costs under the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado families could save more than $1,400 a year in electricity costs under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new report by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Marilyn Brown, the report's lead author, says without any changes in the wa

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