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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

The Tennessee Department of Health and the USDA are working together to distribute rabies vaccination packets for raccoons over the next couple of weeks in parts of Tennessee. Credit: ciconroy/morguefile.com

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - If you took a hike in the wilderness this weekend, you may have noticed little blocks or packets on the ground. Those are actually vaccine packets. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to distribute them to 20 counties to help

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opted to cancel the cancer study of communities near U.S. nuclear facilities. Credit: public domain/wikimedia commons

ERWIN, Tenn. – The federal government is canceling a study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities, including Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) in Erwin. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is citing concerns over the amount of resources the study would require and budget constraints, but

Knoxville, Nashville and the Tri-Cities all made the top 10 list of U.S. migraine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Here's a study that could give you a real headache: Three Tennessee cities top a list of migraine "hot spots," according to a report by Sperling's Best Places. For this survey, the demographic research firm analyzed the number of migraine-related drug prescriptions, people's hour

Photo: Generation Z is the first

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They're the first generation that has only known a life filled with cell phones, the Internet and social media, and now Generation Z is entering the workforce. "Gen Z" describes people born between 1990 and 1999, and new research by Robert Half, a human resources consulting fir

Photo: The EPA announced the carbon emissions from aircraft should re regulated under the Clean Air Act. Photo credit: rikahi/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 5,000 airplanes are in Tennessee, and at this point their carbon emissions are unregulated by the federal government. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that greenhouse-gas emissions from airplanes should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Vera P

PHOTO: The EPA says its final Clean Power Plant is coming in August, which could affect energy generation at TVA facilities like the Tellico Dam. Photo credit: Tennessee Valley Authority, Wikimedia Commons.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The EPA is expected to issue its final rules on greenhouse gas limits for power plants in August. According to published reports, the government is targeting a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. Dian Grueneich, a research scholar in energy efficiency at Stanford Un

Photo: Health care, policy and environmental advocates are gathering in Nashville to discuss the impact of climate change on health, environment and other factors. Photo credit: demondimum/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today policymakers, scholars and medical practitioners are convening in Nashville to discuss the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which is expected to be announced sometime this summer. While the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy are often discussed, Dr. Don A

Photo: Nuclear Fuel Services has been manufacturing fuel in Erwin, Tenn., for more than 50 years. Photo credit: Mark Fickett/Wikimedia Commons

ERWIN, Tenn. - One resident of northeast Tennessee is speaking out against what she says is a questionable safety record of Nuclear Fuel Services located in Erwin. The manufacturing facility makes materials for the U.S. Navy and for private companies. Recently the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commiss

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