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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 in Ohio and 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: January 5, 2016

Environmental advocates want to see solar energy as a part of the Tar Heel State's response to the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (pedrojperez/morguefile)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Today the final public hearing takes place in North Carolina on the topic of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The hearings are organized by Gov. McCrory's administration. Members of the community are expected in Wilmington to ask the state to include rene ...Read More

Support is holding firm among Kentuckians for a statewide smoke-free law, according to new polling numbers. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILE, Ky. - A new Kentucky Health Issues poll shows two thirds of the state's adults favor a statewide smoke-free law. The General Assembly has repeatedly rejected bills that would prohibit smoking in all public places and workplaces leaving protections from secondhand smoke up to local commun ...Read More

Some animal rights advocates in New York oppose the use of powerful air rifles for hunting big game. (Erdogan Ergun/freeimages)

NEW YORK - New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed amending state law to allow certain air-powered firearms, also known as big bore air rifles to be used for hunting big game. Airguns are already legal for hunting small game in New York such as rabbits or squirrels. But so ...Read More

Numbers are improving, but there's still a racial achievement gap in Indiana schools. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - The numbers are improving, but there's still a long way to go for students of color graduating and going on to college in Indiana. Two years ago, the state passed a resolution to close the racial achievement gap by 2025. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers, who heads the Indiana Commission f ...Read More

Advocates will rally for immigrantsí rights at noon on Wednesday in New Haven. (ULANewHaven.org)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Advocates for immigrants in Connecticut will be using street theater to teach Central American refugees their rights if immigration agents come to their doors. The Wednesday event in New Haven is in response to nationwide raids begun over the weekend. The raids target families wh ...Read More

Nationwide, older Americans are facing a $6 trillion retirement savings deficit. (Candida Performa/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Creating a voluntary retirement savings plan could help more than a half-million Connecticut residents who have no workplace pension plans. That's the conclusion of the Connecticut Retirement Security Board, appointed to study the issue. John Erlingheuser, advocacy director for ...Read More

Wild bee habitat is on the decline in many of the country's most important farmlands, according to a new report. (Derek Keats/Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands, including West Texas, California's Central Valley, and the Great Plains and California's Central Valley according to a national study led by the University of Vermont. Taylor Ricke ...Read More

Many New Mexico food stamp recipients will have to find jobs in order to keep their benefits, under new state regulations. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New regulations for the new year now require many of New Mexico's food stamp recipients to find work in order to keep their benefits. Reinstating New Mexico's work rules for getting food assistance means as many as 60,000 people must find a job in the state with the nation's highest ...Read More

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