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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - cyber security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Archive: February 08, 2016

With the huge problems associated with Flint, Mich.'s public water supply so prominent, Wisconsin's largest environmental group is opposed to legislation that would allow private companies to take over municipal water systems. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – If you turn on your faucet and the water comes out brown, would you rather call someone in your town, or someone at a company hundreds of miles away? Private, out-of-state companies would be allowed to buy municipal water systems in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the L ...Read More

Backers of a proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Maine say they have 60,000 more than the required signatures and look forward to being on the November ballot when lots of young Mainers should be headed to the polls. (RegulateMaine.org)

AUGUSTA, Maine – The nation will be watching New England on Tuesday to see how the presidential candidates fare in the New Hampshire primary, and backers of a Maine ballot proposal hope to ride a wave of young voter turnout in November. David Boyer, manager of the Campaign to Regulate Mariju ...Read More

Low-wage workers were out in force at the GOP debate in Manchester of Saturday night, demanding a commitment from the candidates to back a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (SEA)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - They unfurled a huge banner that said "Come Get My Vote." Low-wage workers were out in force at Saturday night's GOP debate and, to get their vote, they say candidates need to back a $15 an hour minimum wage. Tyler Tufts is a 32-year-old single mom who earns $8 an hour working a ...Read More

The Food Bank of the Albemarle and at least 20 other North Carolina food banks distribute venison donated from hunters across the state. (Food Bank of the Albemarle)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – North Carolina has an overabundance of deer and a growing population of citizens who are food insecure. While those may sound like two unrelated problems, a program is tackling them both in an unconventional way. The Farmers and Communities Manage Deer program began ...Read More

Proposed legislation would require women in Tennessee to consider viewing the ultrasound of their fetus before having an abortion. (redjar/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Women in Tennessee would be forced to consider viewing an ultrasound picture of their fetus before receiving an abortion, if a bill before a state House subcommittee is ultimately passed. The Ultrasound Right to Know Act also would require women to sign a form saying they ...Read More

A new report suggests that the nation has a two-tiered justice system  one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report called "Rigged Justice" by the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains the nation has a two-tiered justice system – one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The study highlights 20 cases last year where the government caught big ...Read More

House Bill 2615 proposes converting 200 part-time teaching positions to full-time every two years in Washington's community and technical college system. (alvimann/morguefile)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Almost half the college courses in Washington are taught by part-time instructors at less pay than full-timers and with no benefits. Legislation in Olympia aims to change that in the state's busy community and technical college system. House Bill 2615 outlines a plan to conv ...Read More

As Illinois continues talks on criminal justice reforms, a new poll shows state voters, regardless of political party, are ready for change now. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As Illinois considers long-term changes to the state's criminal justice system, a civil rights watchdog says the majority of voters want reforms now. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has released the results of a statewide poll taken before the holidays. It shows ...Read More

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