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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - NY: Waste Reduction/Recycling

NEW YORK - Many New Yorkers will be making the big decision over the Thanksgiving weekend: whether to buy an artificial or real Christmas tree – a choice with both environmental and economic impacts. Bill Ulfelder, New York director of The Nature Conservancy, points out that natural Christmas

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A song-and-dance routine broke out unexpectedly at a Walmart store in Syracuse this weekend. It was a "flash action" by protestors calling for the retail chain to accept and recycle used electronics that they sell. The small group of young environmental activists suddenly began sing

ALBANY, N.Y. - A new report card gives the New York State Senate and Assembly sharply divided grades when it comes to action to protect the environment. Rob Moore, executive director of EPL/Environmental Advocates, says most Democrats and Republicans in the state Assembly scored passing to exception

NEW YORK - Federal stimulus dollars are paying dividends for New Yorkers, an environmental group says - for commuters, the environment, public health and the potential for thousands of new jobs. With the state slated to receive more than $30 billion in federal stimulus money, some feared the state

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State's chief environmental officer has joined with a dozen colleagues nationwide in fighting an effort in Congress that they see as hamstringing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis has written to Sen

ALBANY, N.Y. - With the long Memorial Day weekend approaching, more than 200 environmental and civic groups say Governor David Paterson is "playing chicken" with state lawmakers in a high-stakes game that would raid $6 million from New York's Environmental Protection Fund as a trade-off to keep the

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

NEW YORK - If times weren't hard enough for the nonprofits that fill in the gaps of society's so-called safety net, their recession-related funding cuts may be aggravated by proposals in many states, including New York, that they be hit with new fees and taxes, as part of states' plans to balance bu

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