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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Faith groups are praising new Bureau of Land Management rules to curb methane waste on public lands. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Faith leaders from Utah and across the Southwest signed a letter addressed to President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanking them for adopting new measures to reduce natural-gas waste on publicly owned lands. The letter said the new policies are in sync with church

University of Utah computer scientists have created a program that can take the nation's political pulse in real time. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Americans have learned a lot through Twitter about how Donald Trump feels about some people, but how do Twitter users feel about Donald Trump? Computer scientists from the University of Utah have developed what they call sentiment analysis software that can determine how som

Utah candidates for local and state office are facing off this week in debates. (Kichigin/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utahans are getting a break between presidential debates to learn more about how local candidates plan to address education, health care, public lands and other issues in the state. A non-partisan debate series kicked off this week and goes until Monday. It’s sponsored

Seniors will be watching the first presidential debate for detailed plans on Social Security. (iStockphoto/LarryHW)

SALT LAKE CITY – Social Security reform can be a hotly debated issue, especially during presidential elections. But once in office, officials rarely want to touch what some call the "third rail" of U.S. politics. The last time the program was adjusted to ensure long-term solvency was during th

The state of Utah has declared pornography a

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health crisis and signed a state Senate resolution that calls for education, prevention, research and policy changes to combat the effects of pornography, but makes no specific proposals. However, civil libertarians say it will be

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is one of more than a dozen national parks, monuments and public lands in the state. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah House have approved a resolution calling for the attorney general to file a lawsuit claiming ownership of all federal lands within the state's borders. The measure, approved on a 60-15 vote, would authorize $14 million of taxpayer money to take such a case to th

Planned Parenthood rally in August at the Utah statehouse protesting Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to cut off funding.  (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY - Women's health advocates are slamming a judge's decision Tuesday to allow the state of Utah to cut off $273,000 a year in federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Gov. Gary Herbert blocked the grants in August, indicating outrage over undercover videos purporting to show Planned Paren

GRAPHIC: To help improve the state's air quality, thousands of Utah residents are expected to drive less this month as part of the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Graphic courtesy Salt Lake Chamber.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah residents are being asked to drive less in July as part of the state's annual Clear the Air Challenge, which organizers say has helped stop thousands of tons of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Ryan Evans, vice president of business and community relations with th

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