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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: February 28, 2014

PHOTO: The Governor has proclaimed today

BOISE, Idaho - EITC are the initials of note at the Idaho State Capitol today for Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, as proclaimed by Gov. Butch Otter. State Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, will share details about how the federal credit helps working Idaho families and the sta ...Read More

PHOTO: It was on this day in 1994 that the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect. Photo credit: Josh Berglund

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a landmark 20th anniversary today for those across the state and nation who are working to prevent gun violence. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect on this day in 1994, requiring background checks on firearms purchased from a federally licensed dealer. Hea ...Read More

Tallahassee, FL - Fracking isn't even legal in Florida, but state lawmakers have revived two bills (House Bill 157 and HB 71) that together would exempt oil and natural gas companies from disclosing the chemicals used in the extraction process, citing "trade secrets." That is, if hydraulic fracturin ...Read More

PHOTO: Today kicks off the Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive. CREDIT: AARP Maryland

BALTIMORE - Spring really is on the way. Friday kicks off the Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive. It's the 27th year for the project, which runs Saturday through March 8. Kate Sam, director of communications at the Maryland Food Bank, said it's difficult to keep hunger top-of-m ...Read More

PHOTO: Saying it would unfairly burden senior citizens and other consumers, AARP-Tennessee is opposing a proposal to restrict the purchase of medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine. Photo credit: Tbiley
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers. Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed limiting the purchase of cold and allergy pr ...Read More

PHOTO: Saying it's unconstitutional and making things for dangerous for inmates and staff, a number of groups are asking the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to reconsider its policies surrounding solitary confinement. Photo credit: Jody Wilson
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AUSTIN, Texas - The pressure is building on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to reconsider its stance on the use of solitary confinement as it makes revisions to the state's Death Row Plan. A coalition of religious, mental health and justice groups across Texas say the segregation of inmate ...Read More

PHOTO: Keith Reopelle of Clean Wisconsin says a proposal to boost the amount of clean energy used to generate Wisconsin's electricity would be good for the environment and the economy. (Photo provided by Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Thirty percent of the electricity in Wisconsin would be generated by renewable sources by 2030 under a plan called the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Act, introduced this week by four members of the state Legislature. The state now is on track for 10 percent renewable energy by 2015. ...Read More

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools were featured recently because of their program that provides iPads and laptops to all 16,000 students in the district.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Educators from North Carolina and the rest of the nation gathered this week at the Future@Now Conference in Silver Spring, Md., to discuss ways to incorporate more technology in their classrooms. Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools were featured at the event because of their program ...Read More

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