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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2020 


A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 21, 2020 


Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Public News Service - NY: Waste Reduction/Recycling

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

NEW YORK - Environmental watchdogs are cautiously applauding a Chesapeake Energy Company announcement. The company recently pledged not to drill for natural gas within the upstate New York Watershed, in order to avoid the risk of contaminating water during the process. However, experts say, other pa

NEW YORK - Usually politicians like to get awards. But not this one. It's called the "Oil Slick Award" and it's given to officials who are regarded as doing the worst job protecting the environment. The winner this year is New York state Senator Craig Johnson, Democrat of Garden City on Long Island.

Albany, NY - A wilderness movement that began in New York has led to a birthday celebrated nationwide this week. Forty-five years ago, President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. Since then, it's ensured that more than 109 million acres have stayed wild nationwide. New York's two largest w

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

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