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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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So far this year, 12 states have enacted some type of abortion ban. (Charles Edward Miller/Flickr)

AUGUSTA, Maine – A mid-year report on abortion access in the United States puts the state-level divide on abortion policy front and center. The Guttmacher Institute reports that legislatures across the South, Midwest and Plains states enacted 58 abortion restrictions, nearly half of which wo

It was just last November when political signs dotted every Maine roadway. They'll soon be back, as the 2020 campaign season heats up. (Kevin Bowe)

AUGUSTA, Maine — After 22 years in office, Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins is no longer representing the interests of Maine residents, says her newest challenger. In announcing her campaign to unseat Collins in 2020, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon cited Collins' controversial vote to

Maine splits its four electoral votes: half go to the presidential candidate won the state overall, and the other half go to whoever won each congressional district. (mounsey/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is the latest state to consider a national popular-vote bill. It would commit Maine's Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote, rather than the one who wins the state. A public hearing will be held on Friday at the state Legislature's

Maine's North Woods, the largest undeveloped forest in the Eastern U.S., could be affected by proposed changes to a state zoning law. (ThomasRobertKelley/Wikimedia Commons)

BREWER, Maine — Proposed zoning law changes could dramatically impact rural areas of Maine, including the state's vast forestland. A public hearing on Jan. 8 in Brewer will explore whether to change the "adjacency principle," which limits where new zones for subdivisions or businesses can be l

As seen on this sample ballot, candidates’ names will appear in the left column and the rankings across the top. Simply fill in the ovals to correspond with your choices. (maine.gov)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Mainers will use ranked choice voting in Tuesday's primary, selecting candidates in their order of preference. If a first choice can't win, the vote instantly counts toward the voter's backup choice. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has been visiting libraries across the

Eight in 10 voters in a new survey support Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, opposed by Gov. Paul LePage.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll shows Mainers are not in sync with Gov. Paul LePage when it comes to the environment. Most voters want to replace him with a candidate who supports land conservation and clean energy when they vote in the primary on June 12. Pete Didisheim, advocacy director with t

The plan proposes opening 90 percent of U.S. coastal waters to oil and gas development. (catmoz/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Environmental groups say the federal public meeting on a proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in Atlantic waters isn't really a hearing. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management event had been scheduled for January but was postponed when the budget impasse in Washington force

AARP Maine prides itself on its nonpartisan policy work. (AARP Maine)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- As Maine lawmakers begin hammering out their legislative agenda for the year, folks from around the state can get a first-hand look at the inner workings of the statehouse and even get involved. AARP Maine will kick off its weekly "Tuesdays at the State House" tomorrow. Advocacy

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