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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: October 25, 2016

Young voters, like Cris Romero above, are discussing their feelings about the election today at a conference in Seattle. (Courtesy Photo)

SEATTLE – Young people voting for the first time in this election may never see another presidential faceoff like it again. Today in Seattle at the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, where the theme is "Dare to Disrupt," young, first-time voters will open up about their fe ...Read More

Juvenile justice reform has led to fewer Kentucky kids incarcerated in youth prisons. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley said putting kids in a prison cell is not the answer most of the time. He said he agrees with a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which makes the case for closing youth prisons across the country because t ...Read More

Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan hospitals are collaborating to reduce patient infections, falls and adverse drug reactions. (cdc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new safety initiative, known as the Great Lakes Partners for Patients, is up and running and advocates say it will reduce infections and other adverse health issues for people who are admitted to the hospital. Danny Chun, vice president of corporate communications and m ...Read More

Target, Costco and Whole Foods scored the best on a new report card on organic produce and bee-friendly policies. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Bees and other pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat, but 40 percent of all pollinating species are on the brink of extinction. In a new report, Friends of the Earth evaluated the country's biggest food retailers on how much organic produce th ...Read More

North Carolina voters are being urged to find out where their candidates stand when it comes to environmental policy. (Pictoscribe/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Talk of a cleaner environment has been noticeably absent from the presidential debates, with barely a mention amid the talk of emails and Tic Tacs. But groups, including Clean Air Carolina, are urging North Carolina voters to consider environmental policies when choosing who to ...Read More

Even small bits of plastic bags can get trapped in a turtle's stomach, causing an untimely death. <br />(NOAA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California voters soon will decide if the state's ban on plastic shopping bags will stay or blow in the wind. The 2014 ban is on hold pending the outcome of Proposition 67, a simple referendum asking voters to decide whether or not to uphold the ban. Then there's Proposit ...Read More

Family members provide hundreds of thousands of unpaid hours of care each year for parents and other relatives. (shoyhet/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Family caregivers are the first line of defense in preventing elderly patients from returning to the hospital, and an Arkansas state law is providing extra support in that often difficult task. The Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act, which went into effect last year, provides assis ...Read More

Opponents of HB 1885 say it would tear apart immigrant families. (Fibonacci Blue/flickr.com)

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania faith leaders are asking lawmakers to reject an anti-immigrant bill they say will make communities less safe. More than 200 faith leaders from across the state have sent a letter opposing House Bill 1885. According to Peter Pedemonti, the executive director of the ...Read More

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