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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 


University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 


Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Public News Service - NY: Toxics

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

Albany, NY — A first-of-its-kind lawsuit in New York claims there are undisclosed dangerous chemicals contained in everyday household cleaning products. The suit, filed Tuesday in the State Supreme Court, says chemicals in cleaners can cause everything from nerve damage to hormone disruption a

New York, NY — Just before leaving office, the Bush Administration ordered a last-minute rule change that deregulated 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste. More than 5,000 recycling facilities, including many in the tri-state area, are expected to take advantage of the loophole, so environmenta

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