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PNS Daily Newscast - November 11, 2019 


Members of Congress take positions ahead of public impeachment hearings; EPA wants to relax coal-ash clean water rules; vets warned to watch for scams; and the good work one Kentucky veteran does.

2020Talks - November 11, 2019 


Today's Veterans Day; of the 45 current and past presidents, 29 have been veterans. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa this weekend for some of the biggest Iowa rallies so far this caucus season, as well as a climate-change summit.

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The three dozen women newly elected to the U.S. House last week surpassed the 24 female newcomers elected in 1992, the last time political pundits declared it the “Year of the Woman.” (express.co.uk)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Votes are still being counted, but we already know the number of women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last week is a record high. Nonetheless, when they take office in January, they'll represent only one-quarter of the 435 House members. Louisiana State Univer

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees, and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons)

DULUTH, Minn. – A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday is being called a potentially crippling blow to unions representing government workers nationwide. The high court ruled 5-to-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collect

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon use servers like these to convey bits of data from content providers to consumers. (Edgar Oliver/Pixabay)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Federal Communications Commission says it will vote Dec. 14 to repeal net neutrality. Critics say that decision would enrich giant telecommunications companies and put them in charge of what people see, and don't see, on the Internet. That's because net neutrality treats

This year's national Democracy Convention is Aug. 2-6 in the Twin Cities. (democracyconvention.org)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A diverse group of activists, organizers, artists, educators, students and elected officials from around the U.S. is gearing up for the 2017 Democracy Convention, being held in the Twin Cities next week. It's the third annual event, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, national director with

PHOTO: A report on long-term care in the United States ranks Minnesota as No. 1 overall for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities. Photo credit: Abbyfield Kent/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's an issue that's growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota's population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicator

PHOTO: Voters across the nation go to the polls three weeks from today.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney face off again tonight, this time answering questions from undecided voters in a town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University in New York. One issue that's certain to come up is the future of Social Security and Medicare, says Mic

GRAPHIC: Vote button

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota man is combining two of his favorite activities in hope of making a difference this fall. Seventy-one-year-old Louis Moore, Minneapolis, has a passion for bicycling and civic engagement, so he's working with a coalition of groups to help get people registered to vote in

MINNEAPOLIS - Jobless workers joined labor leaders Tuesday, calling on Minnesota's biggest banks to help jump-start the state economy by investing in job creation and lending to more small businesses. One of the protesters, LeAnn Bosquez of Maple Grove, says big banks received trillions of dollars

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