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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Archive: July 21, 2014

PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy moundslake.org.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinoia researchers say they're saving valuable time by using drones to monitor crops in their fields. Photo credit: L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Farming is taking flight in Illinois. Researchers say interest is growing in the use of drones in agriculture, and that the unmanned aerial vehicles can give farmers a bird's eye view of their fields. Dennis Bowman, a crop sciences educator with the University of Illino ...Read More

PHOTO:  While a statewide poll has found some regional differences on health related issues, adults across Kentucky show near unanimous support for requiring school kids to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The majority of Kentuckians want a statewide smoke-free law, tobacco free school campuses and mandatory physical education for school children. The snap shot of Kentuckians' views on health-related issues was commissioned by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The or ...Read More

PHOTO: The USDA's Community Eligibility Provision allows all students to receive free meals at those schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
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DALLAS – Schools in low-income areas are able to try a new approach to their meal programs this fall, and in Texas, the shift is expected to reduce the number of students who otherwise don't get enough to eat. Rachel Cooper, senior policy analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, ...Read More

PHOTO: Erin Rice of Middleton was misdiagnosed in a trip to a Madison emergency room and died as a result of what was determined to be malpractice. But by Wisconsin law, her parents could not file a wrongful death claim. Her father wants Gov. Scott Walker to help change that law. Photo courtesy of the Rice family.

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin and Florida are the only two states that completely bar recovery of legal damages by adult children in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. If you are 18 or over and your divorced or widowed parent dies as a result of medical malpractice, you cannot file a laws ...Read More

PHOTO: Farm to Childcare connects childcare providers with local growers to bring fresh, local foods to kids in the years when their taste preferences and healthy habits are forming. Photo courtesy New Horizon Academy.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An effort to get more fresh, healthy and local foods on the plates of children in day care is now ready to roll out across Minnesota. The development of the Farm to Childcare curriculum was led by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Erin McKee VanSlooten, senio ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada's Public Utilities Commission is considering a request from Nevada Energy to create a prepayment option for its customers, but the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada says the program could put some people in perpetual debt. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is questioning a prepayment plan for electricity bills being considered by Nevada's Public Utilities Commission. Sophia Medina, a consumer rights attorney with the Legal Aid Center, says NV Energy's proposed Flexible Payment program ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Homegrown By Heroes initiative allows all American farmers and ranchers who have or are still serving in any branch of the U.S. military the ability to use the logo on their agricultural products. Photo credit: USDA photo by Tom Witham.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A big weekend is approaching for military veterans across the region who are ready to take their boots from the battlefields to the farm fields. The Midwest Conference for Farmer Veterans aims to connect vets and service members considering a career in agriculture with inf ...Read More

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