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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A resolution by Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe has scientists in Michigan concerned. Inhofe is trying to use the Congressional Review Act to block the EPA's new regulations on mercury emissions from power plants. More than 100 Michigan scientists have signed and sent a

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - With the national Farm Bill up for reauthorization in September, a new report by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition warns that proposed cuts to it threaten the Great Lakes. The report points out that farm conservation programs funded by the farm bill have lost more than

LANSING, Mich. - Thousands of Michiganders hold jobs in the wind energy industry; they work for more than 30 companies that make parts for the wind turbines that create clean energy, and they build some of the turbines as well. But wind energy proponents are afraid those jobs will dwindle if the win

LOWELL, Mich. - The Michigan wind energy industry is waiting for a favorable forecast from Congress. The wind production tax credit is set to expire at the end of this year, and delayed decisions on its renewal have some sectors of the industry in a holding pattern. Richard VanderVeen, president o

LANSING, Mich. - Conservationists are indicating some concern about the new chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressman Fred Upton, from southwest Michigan, raised the ire of the environmental community after suggesting that some regulations being considered by the Environm

LANSING, Mich. - What do a Michigan priest, a businessman and a war veteran have in common? Their views on climate change. Michigan proponents of the energy bill now awaiting action in the U.S. Senate have formed a coalition to encourage Congress to include provisions to address climate change. Fa

LANSING, Mich. - An uptick in public interest toward nuclear energy may be helping university researchers fund more projects in that field. The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded two dozen universities almost $40 million for such research. University of Michigan professor of nuclear engineer

LANSING, Mich. - Today's unveiling of a draft U.S. climate bill, which is said to include incentives to build up to a dozen new nuclear power plants, is being postponed in lieu of a heated debate over immigration reform. But supporters say they want the legislation passed before the end of the year.

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