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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 

DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.

2020Talks - October 22, 2020 

Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

St. Paul, MN – A law going on the books this week is aimed at helping car shoppers make decisions. It provides public information about how badly an auto's air conditioner leaks. Chuck Laszewski with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy says the new law, which takes effect New Yea

St. Paul, MN – Debate continues in Washington over a financial aid plan for U.S. automakers, and a number of issues remain unresolved. Any agreement on the proposed $15-billion package will likely come with conditions and restrictions, according to many lawmakers. Christopher Cox, Minnesota

St. Paul, MN – The state Public Utilities Commission will hear arguments today in a Canadian company's bid to build two oil pipelines across northern Minnesota. Enbridge Energy wants to transport crude from Hardisty Alberta to Superior Wisconsin for distribution to refineries in eastern Canada

St. Paul, MN - The incoming Obama administration is promising a bottom-up review of U.S energy strategy. This weekend, transition chief John Podesta said the new President will look at various Bush administration policies, including allowing oil and gas drilling on fragile public lands. Michael No

St. Paul, MN – Americans have chosen a new president, elected members of Congress and decided on thousands of state and local races and issues. Public News Service asked three spokespersons from statewide organizations that had a lot at stake in the outcome, for their reactions and comments.

St. Paul, MN – There's no doubt about it - Minnesota is warming up. An analysis of government weather data shows recent temperatures have been well above historical averages in five cities across the state, and it ties this phenomenon to global warming. The report also recommends that the next

St. Paul, MN – A proposed northern Minnesota sulfide mine is raising major concerns. Mary Marrow with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy says it would use techniques new to the state that have a bad reputation. "They have a high probability of emitting sulfuric acid as a runoff.

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

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