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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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More Hispanic children have gained access to preventive care and other health services since implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (click/morguefile)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The rate of uninsured Hispanic children dropped to an all-time low during the first year the Affordable Care Act was in place, according to new research. The study from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza found that Florid ...Read More

Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling means hundreds of so-called

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - There's new hope that more than 2,000 people sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed as juveniles may not have to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Many received automatic life sentences for murders, without consideration of their youth or other factors. But ...Read More

The Netflix series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the many Missourians who have seen the hit Netflix series "Making a Murderer," it likely raises questions about the state of the criminal-justice system - which advocates say is a good thing. The series follows the disturbing case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man in prison fo ...Read More

New York ranked 44th on a list of 2016's Best and Worst States to Retire. (Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Affordability is a key factor in deciding where to retire, and a new survey puts the state of New York near the bottom of the list. According to the survey by the personal finance website WalletHub, New York rates 49th out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia for its high adjus ...Read More

Connecticut ranked 48th on the list of 2016's Best and Worst States to retire.  (PublicDomainPictures/pixabay)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Affordability is a key factor in deciding where to retire, and a new survey puts Connecticut near the bottom of the list - at number 48 among states. When it comes to the adjusted cost of living, according to the survey by the personal finance website WalletHub, the Nutmeg State ...Read More

Latino members of the Henderson community learn more about health coverage under the Affordable Care Act at a recent event organized by the North Carolina Council of Churches. (NC Council of Churches)

GRIMESLAND, N.C. - This is the last week of open enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act for coverage in 2016. With the Sunday deadline approaching, community groups are working to help those eligible get enrolled, including churches in the state's Latino community. The Rev. Ernest ...Read More

The Supreme Court declined to review North Dakota's six-week abortion ban, effectively blocking the 2013 law permanently. (Morguefile.com/Kconnors)

BISMARCK, N.D. -Women's health advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing on Monday to review North Dakota's six-week abortion ban. The move upholds a lower-court ruling from last year that blocked the state's controversial "fetal heartbeat" law. Critics claimed the legislation, one ...Read More

The recent Bureau of Land Management announcement of new rules to limit methane waste is being embraced by some businesses, but criticized by the oil and gas industry. (Franke/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Some businesses are welcoming the Bureau of Land Management's plans to curb methane emissions and say they'll push for strong rules in the coming months. According to Government Accountability Office estimates, taxpayers lose some $23 million a year in royalties when methane, the p ...Read More

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