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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - NY: Civic Engagement

Hoosick Falls resident Ashlynn Sagendorf has a PFOA level of 31. The national average is 2. (EANY/EffectiveNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers have a right to clean water, clean air and a safe climate, according to the message of a new advertising campaign launched this week. The groups Environmental Advocates of New York and Effective NY have joined forces to push for amending the state constitution to include a

Moms United believes the war on drugs, attacks on immigrants and on the poor all are interconnected. (A New PATH)

NEW YORK - As 2016 draws to a close, one organization has issued a set of New Year's resolutions calling on mothers everywhere to preserve advances in human rights. Moms United to End the War on Drugs was founded seven years ago to fight policies the group says destroy families and promote mass inc

Changing the ACA could limit access to health care for people with disabilities. (NPS Graphics/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried about them losing health coverage and other necessities as power shifts in Washington. Though Republicans in Congress have voted repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health

Polls show 70 percent of voters favor a nationwide popular vote for president. (WyoFile/Flickr)

NEW YORK – This election was the second time in 20 years that the candidate who got the most votes failed to win the presidency, but a bill that has passed in several states could change that. The U.S. Constitution said the states decide how to allocate their votes in the Electoral College. S

Designating the Boreas Ponds tract as wilderness would supplement the existing High Peaks Wilderness Area. (Sammetsfan/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – A coalition of conservation organizations on Monday called on New York State's Adirondack Park Agency to designate the Boreas Ponds area of the park as motor-free wilderness. Sitting well within the boundaries of the park, the tract of land was acquired by the Park Agency this year.

Seventy percent of freelancers report problems getting paid for their work. (Freelancers Union/Flickr)

NEW YORK – A bill passed by the New York City Council to protect freelance workers from wage theft is being called a historic first. The Freelance Isn't Free Act passed unanimously late last week. A report issued in 2015 found that 70 percent of New York City freelance workers reported proble

Women formed a human wall outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Similar protests were held in more than a dozen other U.S. cities. (Brigid Flaherty)

NEW YORK - Women dressed in black protested Tuesday outside Trump campaign offices in at least 15 cities around the nation. In New York, a multiracial group of women led by survivors of sexual assault formed a human wall outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. Brigid Flaherty, who helped organize

New Yorkers can register to vote at any DMV office or through the DMV webpage. (Erik Hersman/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Today is the last day to register to vote in this fall's elections in New York, and the newest U.S. citizens especially are being encouraged to be sure they are on the voter rolls. Immigration has been a contentious issue in election campaigns this year, and Thanu Yakupitihage, seni

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