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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 - NY: Public Lands/Wilderness

ALBANY, N.Y. - Nearly one-third of the state's forested land is not generating enough new growth to replace the canopy in the event of a major disturbance such as a windstorm or insect invasion. A study by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has found the main culprit is deer. As anyone with a backyard ga

ALBANY, N.Y. - The state of New York has agreed to a land preservation arrangement with the Nature Conservancy that will protect 89,000 acres of Adirondack forestland, which had previously belonged to a paper manufacturer. The land stretches through 27 towns across six counties, from near Saratoga S

ALBANY, N. Y. - "Gasland" is a documentary that shows people living near natural gas wells lighting the water from their kitchen sink taps on fire. It's said to be on the short list for an Oscar nomination. Filmmaker Josh Fox spent last summer showing the film in communities around New York State.

ALBANY, N.Y. - A recent investigation into a New York State lawmaker's apparent conflict of interest is renewing calls for tougher standards of disclosure for officeholders. The situation stems from State Sen. George Winner's endorsement of industry-drafted revisions to gas drilling laws. That endor

NEW YORK - As congressional hearings begin this week into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a New York Congressman on the the committee involved criticizes BP, calls for a halt to planned drilling by Shell in the Arctic and warns of consequences for the Empire State from the Gulf spill. Repr

ALBANY, N.Y. - Environmental advocates have issued mid-term "green" grades for New York State senators, and the gap between Democrats and Republicans is as high as ever. Concerns over environmental budget cutting in New York has prompted environmental advocates to take the unusual step. Deep cuts ar

NEW YORK - Looking for a career with both an upside and a "down" side? Studying to become a funeral director might be a worthy undertaking. The state's first bachelor's degree in funeral services administration is being offered at the State University of New York (SUNY) Canton campus. It'll be only

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A recent report delivered to President Obama by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is "grossly under-estimated." But, making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such

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