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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: November 9, 2015

Helen Marks Dicks of AARP-Wisconsin says many people don't realize how much is asked of family caregivers today. November is National Family Caregivers Month. Credit: AARP-WI

MADISON, Wis. – Underappreciated and undertrained is how some people refer to family caregivers, who make personal sacrifices every day for little or no compensation to provide care for a loved one. November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Helen Marks Dicks, state advocacy director ...Read More

Kentucky's focus on supporting women veterans. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. – There are around 22 million military veterans in the United States and 331,000 of them live in Kentucky, including nearly 25,000 women. Kentucky's Department of Veterans Affairs has made increasing outreach to women vets a priority this year. The state's Commissioner of Vet ...Read More

Advocates say NV can remain in a holding pattern or expand the state's potential to export renewable energy at this week's Clean Power Plan Stakeholder's Meeting at the P.U.C. in Carson City on Thursday morning. Courtesy: Enel Green Power North American Inc.

RENO, Nev. - This week Nevadans can weigh in, officially, on the Silver State's energy future. Local advocates say how the Public Utilities Commission implements the EPA's Clean Power Plan is critical to growing the states' green energy economy. And what commissioners hear at the public Stakeholde ...Read More

Groups say Asian carp are approaching the doorsteps of Lake Michigan. Credit: USFWS/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. – As Asian carp edge closer to Lake Michigan, some environmental groups say the clock is ticking on a solution to keep the fish out. The invasive species has been moving north in the Mississippi River Basin and two were recently discovered in the Illinois River about 12 miles ...Read More

Child advocates are touring Minnesota to highlight issues of poverty and racial disparities. Credit: Gosia79/Morguefile.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Earlier this year, Minnesota was ranked the top state for the well-being of children, but a children's advocacy group is touring the state to show there's still work to be done. According to the Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, the state's child poverty rate rose three percent ...Read More

November is National Diabetes Month, and experts are urging North Dakotans to watch what they eat. Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - With November being National Diabetes Month, diabetes experts in North Dakota are reminding people to be aware of how much and what they'll be eating during the holidays. Jane Myers is the diabetes management coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. She says more th ...Read More

Six North Carolina counties will have have increased access to mental health training and treatment for probationers. Credit: hotblackmorguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. – According to a report by the Urban Institute, more than half of North Carolina's prisoners have a mental health problem. To help address those issues, six counties are expanding mental health services for probationers with almost $700,000 in federal money. Lao Rupert, direc ...Read More

Tennessee Youth Development Centers are working towards a more therapeutic approach when it comes to juvenile reform. Credit: taylorschlades/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement. The fact was highlighted in a recent report by the pro bono program at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler. But Rob Johnson, communications director for ...Read More

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