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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's smoke-free law is one year old today, and supporters say it has helped clean the air. The law bans smoking in all public buildings statewide, including bars and restaurants. Mike Maguire with the American Cancer Society says it has strong support and has made Minneso

Minneapolis, MN – More than 1,000 building code planners, regulators and enforcement professionals have spent the last week in Minnesota, in a series of meetings to update the nation's construction standards. The weeklong gathering will establish recommended health and safety codes for new hom

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of environmental and labor activists from across Minnesota are expected to rally this weekend in St. Paul. The Green Jobs Rally Sunday at St. Paul College is part of the effort by the Blue-Green Alliance to promote a greening of the state's employment landscape. Organ

Minneapolis, MN – A group of scientists and advocates just back from a trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters does not like what it saw. Christopher Cox with the Pew Memorial Trust says evidence of climate change is everywhere. "The first major thing that we noticed was areas where there were sm

Brooten, MN – It's a textbook case of taking an unwanted farm byproduct and turning it into something useful. The public is invited to tour Minnesota's first-of-its-kind "methane digester" today on a small farm in Stearns County. Supporters tout the technology as able to improve the environmen

St. Paul, MN – A decision is expected Thursday about whether a coal-fired power plant on the drawing board in South Dakota will be able to transmit some of its energy output into Minnesota. Backers of the Big Stone Two power plant want to build it near the town of Milbank, in northeastern Sout

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota stands to gain from the development of more "green jobs." Joshua Low with the Blue Green Alliance says a new study by his organization, published today, calls for putting more public resources into areas that will reduce global warming and speed the transition to a

Minneapolis, MN – The United States Senate is back in session after a short holiday break, and a plan to reduce global warming pollution is high on its agenda. Christopher Cox is the Minnesota spokesman for the Pew Environmental Group. He says the proposal takes a significant, but do-able, ste

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