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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 - Temperatures will soon be dropping, putting thousands of Iowans who are currently living in homes without heat in danger. More than 27,000 Iowa families have had their power disconnected since March and over half still cannot afford the reconnection fees. Jerry Mckim with the Low

It's "show and tell" time at the Iowa State Fair. Most Iowans have never seen a real wind powered electric turbine in operation, but starting today, those attending the fair will have a chance to see what many are calling Iowa's "energy future." A full-scale wind turbine has been set up to power th

The push for renewable energy could soon become serious business. Congress is working on an energy bill that encourages biofuels and better fuel efficiency from new vehicles. Renewable energy consultant Ed Woolsey believes this has Iowans feeling "energized". He says no matter if its ethanol, biodi

Des Moines, IA - The shift to new and renewable electricity generation may soon get a gentle push from Congress with legislation that would require U.S. utilities to purchase 15 percent of their power from sources like solar and wind. Iowa already produces five percent of its power from renewable

A new "roadmap" unveiled today details the path Iowa needs to take to cash in on the nation's energy future. The Great Plains Institute's "Powering the Plains" roadmap was plotted by business, environmental, agriculture, and government groups interested in meeting energy needs affordably, and reduci

A new coal-fired power plant may be in the works for Iowa, and critics say it's not a welcome neighbor. Located near Waterloo, the proposed plant would be built by L.S. Power of New Jersey. Supporters of coal power plants say they're a cheap way to produce electricity, but critics point toward co

There is one opening on the three-person Iowa Utilities Board that new Governor Chet Culver must soon fill. His pick will speak volumes about what the future holds for Iowa's renewable energy efforts. During his campaign, Culver said his plan was to make Iowa "the renewable energy capitol of the

Fossil fuels are considered a leading cause of global warming, and that has some questioning why the U.S. government gives the oil industry billions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Congress votes on rolling back those tax breaks and putting the money toward the development of clean, renewable

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