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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: June 20, 2014

PHOTO: Outdoor adventure programs in the summer months help reinforce skills such as math and reading, as kids apply what they've learned in the classroom. Photo credit: Lew K. Miller/iStockphoto.com.
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YAKIMA, Wash. - It's National Summer Learning Day, calling attention to creative ways to prevent brain drain during the summer. The phrase "use it or lose it" applies to kids' reading and math skills, which researchers say erode measurably when they're not in school. A new survey of more than 1,000 ...Read More

PHOTO: Transit station cleaners expect to be joined by hundreds of supporters for a Saturday march to protest cuts to the T Station cleaning workforce. Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU.

BOSTON - Transit station cleaners and their supporters will be marching to protest planned job cuts, which they say would put the health and safety of both workers and 'T' riders in jeopardy. The cuts could not have come at a worse time, according to Roxana Rivera, District 615 director of 32-BJ S ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, two-thirds of campaign cash contributions to Wisconsin state legislators are coming from people who can't even vote for them. (Image credit: U.S. Treasury)

MADISON, Wis. - State legislators accepted two-thirds of their campaign donations from donors who could not vote for them, according to new research. Mike Buelow, research director for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said this sets up a situation of conflicting dependency, where peopl ...Read More

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - While acceptance of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community has grown in Ohio over the years, local activists observing "Pride Month" say their fight continues for equal rights. Bringing marriage equality to the state is an important issue, said Karla Rothan, executive ...Read More

PHOTO: Hummingbirds, beetles, flies, bees and wasps are being saluted for National Pollinator Week. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Honey-tasting and native flower presentations have helped mark National Pollinator Week in Idaho. This week is set aside each year by the U.S. Senate, and honeybees tend to be the toast of many events, especially in light of their decline. Scott Black, executive director of the Xerce ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he will direct millions of dollars in new funding to the state's Department of Health and Human Services to address what some people are calling a mental health crisis. Photo courtesy Gov. Sandoval's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Gov. Brian Sandoval says he will direct $3.5 million in new funding to mental-health services to help reduce the need for hospital emergency rooms and jails to treat and house people with mental illness. Sandoval said he agrees with all the recommendations made by the Behavioral ...Read More

PHOTO: Taking Fido for a ride in the car is one of the joys of summer, but veterinarians caution against ever leaving a pet in the car unattended, even with the windows cracked. Photo credit: pippalou/morguefile.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dogs left in cars in parking lots are an all-too-common summertime sight, and animal experts say it is both extremely dangerous for animals and could land their owners in hot water. Courtney Thomas, president and chief executive of the Great Plains SPCA, said animals can suffer h ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation in Harrisburg would provide tax credits to businesses to make their buildings more

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Businesses that focus on green building and high performance would reap the benefits of a package of bills being introduced at the state Capitol - legislation that sponsors say could help the state environmentally as well. Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mount Lebanon, cited eight measures in ...Read More

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