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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - MD: Consumer

CHEVY CHASE, Md. - A proposal to raise electric power rates has AARP raising the roof. Pepco has filed a request for a $67.6-million rate hike, affecting more than a half million people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The group says consumers should not stand for it, so AARP is holding a

BALTIMORE - When Marylanders flush the toilet or pull a bathtub plug, it's assumed the wastewater goes to a treatment facility. But that's not always the case, as the Center for Watershed Protection discovered during its initial research into flows coming from stormwater pipes draining into local st

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Calling a customer service center based outside the United States can cause more than frustration with languages and accents. It can lead to fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Legislative director Shane Larson say

BALTIMORE, Md. - Legal Aid offices in Maryland are used to seeing desperation; the attorneys say they see it every day. However, they cannot always help, because client problems can be complicated by factors not related to the courts. The downtown Baltimore Legal Aid office has been trying somethi

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing today (Wednesday) that grants of up to $100,000 are available throughout the Chesapeake region, to help communities design and construct watershed protection plans. It's called the Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Town

FREDERICK, Md. - Marylanders can talk to an attorney for free on Thursday in Frederick - no charge, no registration and no strings attached - and a packed house is expected. Katie Cox, a Maryland Legal Aid paralegal who is coordinating the event, says demand for help is often a reflection of the ec

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Utility bills, health care and consumer protection are at the top of the list in Annapolis this year for Maryland's people over 50, according to AARP Maryland. The elder organization's associate state director for advocacy, Tammy Bresnahan, says it's all about quality of life, which

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A power surge for solar energy has beefed up the clean-energy investment bottom line in the United States. The Maryland Solar Farm is just one example of how the sector is not only surviving, but thriving, according to research presented at an international investor summit on

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