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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - MA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Bridgewater, MA - Employees and patrons of state libraries in Massachusetts are crossing their fingers, hoping for a much happier new year. Many of them are in danger of shutting down completely in 2008, as a result of budget wrangling. For instance, Bridgewater's public library now struggles to s

Boston, MA – With hunger on the rise in the state, food banks are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping for a big jump in holiday donations. The latest census figures show 450,000 people in the Bay State lack adequate food, and proportionately, children have the highest need. Catherine D'Ama

Boston, MA – The Middlesex Fells may be in need of an environmental movement reminiscent of the 1800s. Concerned citizens banded together to protect the land from development back then, and a new report says the Fells is facing similar threats today. The Sierra Club has published a report high

North Adams, MA – Managers of the only green-certified library in Massachusetts are hoping to start a trend. North Adams Public Library began to incorporate energy efficiency programs in 2005, by installing solar panels and geothermal wells, preserving existing light fixtures and furniture, an

Boston, MA - Families of loved ones killed in Massachusetts will gather near Government Center in Boston today for the third annual ceremony of the Garden of Peace. The names of victims are engraved in stones, and 52 will be added this year, bringing the total to 565. Evelyn Tobin, who chairs the bo

With the rise of technology, many predicted that libraries were on their way to extinction. But there was an unexpected plot twist to the library story in Massachusetts, and it turns out they're serving the community more than ever. Over the past ten years, total statewide circulation rose 25 perc

Saugus, MA - It's no fairy tale ending for some libraries in Massachusetts. In some towns, it's come down to either a tax increase or no library. Saugus is one town facing this dilemma. After four years of funding cuts, the fate of the library came to an up or down vote -- they chose no libra

Boston, MA - For the reader on your list, the Massachusetts Library Association is recommending library cards as a last-minute stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift. The children's section in Massachusetts libraries is growing even faster than the adult section. The latest report from the Massachusett

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