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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: Toxics

ALBANY, N.Y. - Spills of cancer-causing chemicals at a natural gas drilling site in Pennsylvania have some New Yorkers more worried than ever about planned drilling in New York's Marcellus Shale geological formation. They say drilling service companies like Halliburton need to reveal what chemicals

NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities have spotted a flaw in the health care reform bill proposed by Sen. Max Baucus they say could throw a barrier in front of those who rely in Medicaid for things they need to function. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of

ALBANY, NY - President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday night was "encouraging" according to AARP New York, which counts some 2.6 million New Yorkers 50 and older among its membership. Legislative representative Bill Ferris applauded the President's pledge to strengthen Medicare, fill the gap in

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

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