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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

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

New York, NY — A detailed scientific report released by the federal government on Tuesday says the effects of climate change are happening now, and becoming more serious. They include heavier rainfall, more heat waves and coastal flooding. For New York, the report says $2.3 trillion of coasta

New York, NY – The head of an Hispanic civil rights group on whose board Sonia Sotomayor sat for 12 years is defending the Supreme Court nominee from what he says are unexpected and "vicious" attacks. Before joining the federal bench, Sotomayor was a board member of the Puerto Rican Legal D

New York, NY — It's beach weather today, and many New Yorkers are headed to the Hamptons and other area beaches. But a new report warns that local governments are not keeping up with their 10-year plan to make sure Long Island has quality open space for all to enjoy. About 10 million people

Albany, NY – A New York federal appeals judge, Sonia Sotomayor, is said to be on the short list to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. According to the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) the choice of a female nominee – whether Sotomayor or someone else – is a must

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 — Anyone who enjoys a non-carbonated beverage on the go may soon be feeling the squeeze as New York reconsiders expanding its bottle law. State lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday about what's being called the Bigger, Better Bottle Bill, which would require deposits on bottled water

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