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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

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

NEW YORK - Half of all the pharmaceutical drugs discovered and produced in the last 25 years have ingredients derived from Mother Nature, although there is growing concern that destruction of natural habitat could bring availability of these life-saving drugs to a halt. David Hahn is a New York can

NEW YORK - Manufacturers of household cleaning products are being asked to come clean - as to what exactly goes into their products and what risks they pose. Environmentalists say New York law requires manufacturers to give up the goods on what goes into household cleaners. Kathy Curtis, policy di

NEW YORK, NY - The air surrounding the Lafarge Cement plant in Ravena, New York, and Lafarge plants in 11 other states, will be cleaner under a settlement announced Thursday by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Lafarge is agreeing to pay $5 million in fines and to cease emitting 35,000 tons of pollutio

NEW YORK, NY - Environmental groups are applauding a decision in Virginia they say could affect the future of electric power planning in New York and other Northeastern states. Plans for the $1.8-billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH), which is designed to carry energy 276 miles f

NEW YORK - It's the time of year for resolutions, and environmentalists are calling on Gov. Paterson to resolve to stop raiding New York's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). In the last two years, the governor and state lawmakers have taken $185 million from the fund, known to some as the state's

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

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