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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Archive: April 25, 2014

PHOTO: Working families and the entire state economy would see the benefits if Missouri lawmakers approve a plan to expand Medicaid, according to a new report from Families USA. Photo credit: R. Smith.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Medicaid expansion is not a handout to the unemployed – a message some health care and business advocates hope Missouri lawmakers take from a new report. It finds that more than half of the Missourians who would benefit from the move are workers critical to the st ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of amateur and professional videographers will take to the streets of Detroit on Saturday to document what they feel is most important to the city's future. Photo credit: Steven McGee.

DETROIT – What does one day in Detroit look like? Hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations and inspired citizens will take to Detroit’s streets with video cameras on Saturday to answer the question. Detroit is one of 11 U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to be featured in a na ...Read More

ANACORTES, Wash. – A handful of small cities in Washington are making an energy-saving commitment that could have a giant payoff, and more could sign up. It's a national competition with a $5 million prize, open to towns and cities with populations from 5,000 to 250,000. Dr. Francis Slakey, ...Read More

PHOTO: Rallies are being held in 13 Montana communities on Saturday, all designed to encourage support for practices and policies to slow the pace of climate change. Photo credit: Montana Environmental Information Center.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Worries about wildfires, snowpack levels, earlier snowmelt dates and drier summers are uniting Montanans for 13 rallies across the state on Saturday, in a campaign called Montanans for Climate Solutions. Bozeman Deputy Mayor Carson Taylor says there are more than 80 local gov ...Read More

PHOTO: Fresh food and farmers were on hand, along with representatives of the Oregon Food Bank, when Gov. John Kitzhaber signed legislation on Thursday reinstating and increasing the Crop Donation Tax Credit. Photo credit: Kara Walker, Office of Oregon House Republicans.

SALEM, Ore. – Encouraging farmers to plant an extra row or acre of food for charity is the goal of the Crop Donation Tax Credit signed into law on Thursday by Gov. John Kitzhaber. The state used to have a 10 percent tax credit to help farmers offset the cost of planting and harvesting food d ...Read More

PHOTO: As Earth Week wraps up, people are encouraged to turn in expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal on Saturday, which is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Photo credit: Jane M Sawyer.

INDIANAPOLIS – Many people have medications in their homes that are either expired or unused, and state leaders want to ensure they don't get into the wrong hands. Saturday is ...Read More

PHOTO: In 2012, there were an average of nine babies born to Minnesota teens every day, although a new report says the state's teen birth rate has fallen dramatically. Photo credit: Monstse PB/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Some good news from a just-released report from Teenwise Minnesota, showing the teen pregnancy and birth rates in the state have fallen to historic lows. Jill Farris, Teenwise’s director of Training and Education, says the rates were at their peaks in the early 1990s, ...Read More

PHOTO: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, seen here (top left) at a meeting in January in Oakland, has signaled his support for rules that may threaten net neutrality by allowing broadband service to some companies at higher speed for higher prices. A pushback by opponents is forming quickly. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has signaled his intention to allow broadband Internet service providers such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable to charge content providers, including ESPN and Netflix, higher prices for faster download speeds. Internet freedom ...Read More

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