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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: May 30, 2013

PHOTO: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is scheduled to deliver address in Washington, D.C. today (Thursday) about how progressive policies at the state and local level can boost the middle class. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley is becoming something of a poster child for progressive policies, after high-profile legislative victories this year relating to gun control, immigration reform and renewable energy. O'Malley is scheduled to deliver the keynote address today at the Center for A ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Healthy Tacoma coalition says it's been working for several years on a proposal for allowing workers to accrue paid

TACOMA, Wash. - Another Washington city is adding its name to a growing national list of those considering a paid sick day policy for all workers. Organizers in Tacoma say they've been working on their prospective new ordinance behind the scenes since 2009 and now are ready to launch it. It would a ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being addressed currently from the White House to the State House in Augusta. Advocates in Maine are using new research to press for investment in early learning in the private and public sectors. Courtesy MELIG.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being acknowledged by the state House and the White House. A report from the Maine Early Learning Investment Group shows the total lifetime fiscal benefit of participating in a high-quality early care and ...Read More

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States wants Smithfield Foods to continue to phase out use of

RICHMOND, Va. - After the Humane Society of the United States exposed the treatment of pigs at a Smithfield factory in Virginia, the company promised to make changes, including expanding the cramped cages that didn't allow pigs to move. Now that the company could be sold to a Chinese firm, a Humane ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Events starting Thursday and continuing over two weeks around the state will show support for local and federal investment in early childhood care and education, an area in which New York is among the leading states. Graphic courtesy AQE

ALBANY, N.Y. - After years of flat spending, New York - with the backing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo - has committed $25 million toward making pre-kindergarten education available to all of the state's children, especially those in high-need districts. Advocates for early childhood care say that's a good ...Read More

PHOTO: A new bill would halt the disposal of toxic fracking waste into injection wells in Ohio. Photo Credit: Donna Carver

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new bill in the state Legislature would halt the disposal of toxic fracking waste into injection wells in Ohio. The legislation, House Bill 148, proposed by Reps. Denise Driehaus, D-Cincinnati, and Bob Hagan, D-Youngstown, would ban the use of Class II fracking injection wells. W ...Read More

PHOTO: The Breakfast in the Classroom program has helped put Bostonís public schools at the forefront of a nutrition and education campaign designed to end childhood hunger and turn out healthier and brighter kids. Courtesy FRAC

BOSTON - An early morning celebration is set for Mather Elementary School in Dorchester to mark the success of a breakfast-in-the-classroom program that has put Boston's public schools at the forefront of a nutrition and education campaign designed to turn out healthier and brighter students. They' ...Read More

PHOTO: The Traveling Treehouse brings education and activities to child care centers, festivals and housing complexes. CREDIT: Pope County Family Collaborative

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The arrival of summer vacation doesn't mean learning has to stop, and a program in western Minnesota is bringing the classroom to the children. The Traveling Treehouse Mobile Learning Center is a former bus that's been converted into an educational tool. Jeannie Pederson, coordina ...Read More

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