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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2018 


President Trump holds a listening session at the White House as the demand for action to curb gun violence spreads across the nation. Also on today's rundown: an Arizona ballot initiative would require 50-percent renewable energy by 2030; and a new report suggests local democracy is being "run over" by Lyft and Uber.

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Archive: July 2, 2015

PHOTO: Sparklers and other novelty fireworks are legal in Ohio, but the State Fire Marshal's office warns Ohioans to use caution when using them. Thousand of people are treated each year across the country for fireworks-related injuries. Photo credit: Ajay Singh/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It can be fun to make a bang with fireworks when celebrating Independence Day, but the State Fire Marshal's office has a grim reminder for Ohioans. Not only are most fireworks illegal in Ohio, they're also quite dangerous, according to Chief Josh Hobbs, head of the Fire and E ...Read More

Many job-hunting veterans risk losing food assistance in the coming year, due to changes in state legislation. Credit: Duboix/morguefile.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - This weekend, many will feast on summer delights and give thanks to those who have fought for our nation. But those who work to combat hunger say there is not much to celebrate in upcoming changes to safety net programs that serve many veterans and other Missourians. The leg ...Read More

The Department of Labor has proposed that all brokers and financial advisers who provide retirement advice be subject to a fiduciary duty. Credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The way retirement is funded for most Minnesotans has changed dramatically over the past few decades and with workers taking on more of the liability and risk, efforts are underway to better protect their savings. Public comments are now being taken on a proposal from the U ...Read More

Mentors are needed across the state for ASPIRE, a program that pairs middle school and high school students with mentors to help kids explore and consider college and career options. Courtesy: ASPIRE.

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon will soon be rethinking the way English-Language Learner (ELL) students are taught – and how funds are spent in support of that mission, after Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week to convene an advisory group on the matter. One state-sponsored program is ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court delays new Texas law that would reduce clinics providing abortion services. Credit: Night Owl/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Women's health advocates in Texas are breathing a collective sigh of relief, after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the state to delay a new law that would have closed all but nine of the clinics in Texas that perform abortion services. House Bill 2, passed in 2013, forces clini ...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee has been putting in some long days and evenings, along with members of the Washington Legislature, and they're still not quite done with education-related issues and how to fund them. Courtesy: AARP Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee calls the operating budget he signed into law this week "forward-thinking, responsible and fair." Most Washingtonians would add, '...and a long time coming,' after multiple special sessions and votes that aren't quite over. Bernal Baca is the government affa ...Read More

GRAPHIC: To help improve the state's air quality, thousands of Utah residents are expected to drive less this month as part of the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Graphic courtesy Salt Lake Chamber.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah residents are being asked to drive less in July as part of the state's annual Clear the Air Challenge, which organizers say has helped stop thousands of tons of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Ryan Evans, vice president of business and community relations with th ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe ...Read More

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