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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Archive: December 24, 2013

PHOTO: Indiana children can follow Santa's trek across the globe with the North American Aerospace Defense Commandís Santa Tracker.

INDIANAPOLIS – Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick's journey around the globe tonight. For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing childre ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - Hundreds of North Carolina teens are spending the holiday in jail, and new research questions whether that's where they ought to be. North Carolina is one of only two remaining states in the nation to automatically prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. Research by the National ...Read More

Photo: College students are among those who can apply on the state's health exchange. Courtesy: connectforhealthcolorado.com
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DENVER - Thousands of college students are home for the holiday break, but this year many of them have more to discuss with their parents than grades and dorm assignments. Because of the Affordable Care Act, students have more options than ever when it comes to their health coverage, explained Lisa ...Read More

Photo: The Bureau of Land Management offices in northwest Colorado received national recognition. Courtesy: Soren Jespersen

CRAIG, Colo. - Protecting Colorado's unspoiled wilderness is no small task for the Bureau of Land Management, and the agency's office in northwest Colorado is receiving national recognition for its efforts. The annual Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) awards reward agencies that p ...Read More

PHOTO: Bus drivers and mechanics from the Renton School District enjoy their time at the Renton Community Suppers so much that they've made it a monthly volunteer commitment. Photo courtesy Darlene Larsen.

RENTON, Wash. - Christmas is on a Wednesday this year, but many Wednesdays will be special days in the New Year for the bus drivers and mechanics of the Renton School District, in the suburban area south of Seattle. They spend one Wednesday evening a month helping to prepare and serve the Renton Com ...Read More

Photo: Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently dodged questions by reporters regarding the state's participation in the Medicaid expansion. Courtesy: www.flgov.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Some 800,000 Floridians are spending their holidays not knowing if they will have access to health care insurance coverage under a Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act. The expanded Medicaid coverage is meant to bridge the gap for people who are too poor to qu ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of foster youths in Iowa has been declining for the past several years, but one critical area of concern remains to be the difficulty in finding forever homes for older children. CREDIT: Tony Alter

DES MOINES, Iowa - As 2013 comes to a close, there is good news on foster care in Iowa, although there's still much work to do, especially when it comes to older children. According to Carol Behrer, who is the executive director of the Youth Policy Institute of Iowa, the number of youths in foster c ...Read More

PHOTO: CREDIT: Justine Reyes

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a special Christmas Eve for hundreds of children across Minnesota who again have families and "forever homes". According to Mary Mason, who is the executive director of the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network, last year alone, more than 500 kids in the foster-care system wer ...Read More

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