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PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 


Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 


The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - KY: Water

PHOTO:  Patriot Coal's Hobet Mine. Credited to Vivian Stockman. Flyovers courtesy SouthWings.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A coal company's decision to end mountaintop removal will not be an isolated action, says the Sierra Club's mining committee chair in Kentucky. Lane Boldman says Patriot Coal Corporation's decision to phase out large scale surface mining signals a "new beginning" for Appalachia. "

PHOTO: photo credit Greg Stotelmyer

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Election results are taken as new marching orders by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and the group plans to ratchet up its focus on health care and the environment – specifically, a shift toward more clean-energy production. A member of the group, Rosanne Fitts Klarer, kno

PHOTO: The water you drink and use in Kentucky today is cleaner than it was four decades ago.

MURRAY, Ky. - The water you drink and use in Kentucky today is cleaner than it was four decades ago. It has been 40 years since the national Clean Water Act was passed, and an event happening tonight marks the occasion. It is being put together by the Kentucky Sierra Club Great Rivers Group and the

PHOTO: Volunteers taking water samples.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If rolling up your sleeves and pant legs in the name of clean water sounds like a worthy effort, the Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter wants you. Through its work with Kentucky Watershed Watch, says Sherry Otto, the chapter’s coordinator and conservation manager, it’s look

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal Environmental Protection Agency objection to 36 coal mining permits issued in Kentucky is being backed by health-care groups, families and some state lawmakers. Together, they turned up in Frankfort on Tuesday, to rally behind the agency's health and environmental concerns

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 1,000 people turned out Tuesday at the state Capitol to oppose mountaintop removal mining and to push for clean-energy legislation as part of the annual "I Love Mountains" rally. Teri Blanton, a fellow with the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, says the toll taken b

SOMERSET, Ky. - It wasn't as big or as loud as the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, but an equally-determined group rallied on Friday at the Somerset office of U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Nearly 50 members of the grassroots social justice group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) took t

BEREA, Ky. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency embarked on a listening tour in Eastern Kentucky recently to vet resident concerns about the impacts of coal mining, especially the practice of mountaintop removal. The visit came days after the release of joint poll results from two survey f

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