PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 

President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 

Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - IA: Energy Policy

Des Moines, IA – Iowa farmers are faced with a choice when it comes to wind power: build their own wind turbines or lease their property to a developer who'll do it. There are legal issues and insurance issues to consider, besides the actual building of the turbine. To help landowners decide,

Des Moines, IA – Record high prices of crude oil and gasoline make headlines almost daily, but constant increases in the cost of natural gas and propane have gone almost unnoticed by the media. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been tracking the rise, however. Spokesperson Jerr

Des Moines, IA – With the high cost of energy these days, Iowa farmers are looking into every possibility for increasing their cash flow. One way to do that may be to own and operate a wind turbine, according to Leigh Adcock with the Iowa Farmers Union. "With energy costs skyrocketing, all of

Des Moines, IA – Last year, 3,200 new wind turbines were installed nationwide, including many in Iowa. More turbines on the Iowa landscape mean a growing demand for Iowans with the expertise to build and maintain them. Community colleges in Iowa are helping to fill that need. Rob Denson, pres

Des Moines, IA – It looks like Congress won't consider the Climate Security Act until next year, which puts a federal policy on climate change on hold, at least for several more months. So, Iowa Senator Rob Hogg, who is a member of the Governor's Climate Change Advisory Council, says it's time

Marshalltown, IA — A coalition opposing the building of a new coal-fired power plant in Marshalltown is questioning the tactics of Alliant Energy and the numbers the company is using to promote the plant. The group of environmentalists and physicians also is asking the Iowa Utilities Board to

Des Moines, IA – Environmental and health advocates are cheering a federal court decision that requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold power companies accountable for the mercury pollution they generate when burning coal to produce electricity. Utility companies were o

Des Moines, IA – It's not just cars and trucks that add to air pollution problems. The Natural Resources Defense Council says it also is time to ask airlines to help clean up their "highways," the skies, by burning cleaner fuels in commercial jets. The group is urging 15 major airlines servi

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