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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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ALBANY, N.Y. - No doubt about it: Recycling is good for the environment. And it's good for New York's economy. The recession, however, has forced down commodity prices and, in turn, the demand for recycled materials. Still, says Amy Schoch of Empire State Development, this is no time for communi

New York, NY - Thursday is day four of Senate confirmation hearings on New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. How's she doing? "Outstanding," says Emma Coleman Jordan, a Georgetown University law professor who's watching the hearings "I think that something catas

Albany, NY- Vice President Joe Biden recently completed a "Road to Recovery" tour, highlighting new projects launched with Recovery Act funds. A nonpartisan public policy think tank is calling for a detour, saying the Obama administration should be monitoring stimulus accountability in cities around

Albany, NY - Hundreds of environmentalists are descending on Albany today to push for passage of measures aimed at cleaning up New York and the rest of the planet. Mountains of used – and dangerous – computers, television sets and cell phones are the target of one piece of legislation. K

Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext

Albany, NY - One of the nation's most-enduring folksingers is also one of the Hudson River's greatest advocates, and now there is a debate over whether to name a new walkway over the river in honor of singer Pete Seeger. The structure, a former Hudson River railroad bridge, is being converted into a

Albany, NY - New York could face one of the most serious environmental disasters in its history if planned staff cuts are made at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Governor David Paterson's 8,000-job statewide belt-tightening would mean that 225 DEC staffers would lose their jobs,

Albany, NY - As many as a thousand young New Yorkers will join nearly 10,000 others from around the country in Washington D.C. this weekend to demand federal action on climate and energy policy. PowerShift '09 is four days of panels, workshops, networking, demonstrating, lobbying and rallying on Cap

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