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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

Dickson County, TN – Leaky trash is landing in court in Tennessee. A lawsuit has been filed to try to make Dickson County and the City of Dickson get a handle on a toxic industrial chemical seeping from the Dickson landfill. Trichloroethylene, called TCE, has been found in groundwater, wells

Nashville, TN – They may be small, but they're important: wetlands and small streams in rural Tennesseeans' neighborhoods and backyards. A new poll of rural voters shows most want more protection for these waters, even if they don't "float your boat." U.S. Supreme Court rulings and federal ag

Charlotte, TN – It's a different kind of "home sickness," so serious that it can cause disability. A new breed of experts on indoor environments are finding people in Tennessee who are hypersensitive to the high-tech world, even inside their homes. One Charlotte woman, Gayle Gregory, got so si

Nashville, TN – The state of Tennessee generates more climate change pollution than the total emitted by 83 developing countries. Putting pollution in perspective, the new report from the National Environmental Trust calculates that Tennesseeans create more greenhouse gases than nations with a

Nashville, TN – As duck hunting season opens this weekend, Tennessee sporting groups also want to "bag" an oil and gas drilling plan that could cut into future bird-hunting seasons. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is clearing the way for oil and gas development on every available acre near

Nashville, TN – "Loopholes" in federal environmental protection laws may also be having ill effects on the health of Tennesseeans. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is taking a closer look at public health concerns related to accelerated drilling activity, in Tennesse

Lafollette, TN – A story with a happy ending for Tennessee is about to get a sequel that many locals may not be so joyful about. A round of coal mining is being considered for the Royal Blue Management Area, which was rehabilitated after previous years of mining damage to become a top recreati

Nashville, TN – Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes the chance to reduce climate change, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. Stewart Schwartz with the Coalition on Smarter Growth says the demand for compact, accessible neighborhoods that require less driving

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