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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: November 28, 2016

Crunch the numbers and compare the plans. That's the advice to those enrolling for 2017 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Greg Stotelmyer)

JACKSON, Ky. – Open enrollment for 2017 health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is in full swing, and Kentuckians are being advised to shop around. With a switch in governors, Kentucky has moved away from operating its own state-based exchange, and folks must now shop for insur ...Read More

Colorado doctors are bringing old school home visits into the digital age through telehealth. (AndreyPopov/iStockphoto)<br />

DENVER – Colorado doctors are bringing old school home visits into the digital age, thanks to advances in technology and a new state law. Telehealth – a combination of telephone, video and other online tools – reduces travel time for doctors and patients, can connect rural reside ...Read More

Newspapers, milk jugs, plastic bottles and coffee cans all are acceptable items for the recycle bin.<br />(damoiselle/Morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa — With the holidays just around the corner, recycling containers in Iowa will soon be brimming with boxes, wrapping paper and other materials. But those efforts could be futile if the wrong items get thrown in the bin. With so many different types of packaging materials toda ...Read More

A bill before Congress would crack down on horse slaughter for meat, in the United States and abroad. (lauramusikanski/morguefile)

MIAMI — The arrest of a Miami-Dade man for selling horse meat to undercover agents this month is being called an important step toward infiltrating the secret world of horse slaughter. But animal-rights groups say much more needs to be done. It may surprise many to know that horse slaughter ...Read More

Environmental groups fear that a Trump Administration could reverse years of progress to curb climate change, and for cleaner air and water. (phxidalgo/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Some Texas conservation groups fear that gains made in recent years for cleaner air and water could be rolled back by Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress. They are concerned that President-elect Trump has called climate change "a hoax," opposes many EPA regulations, and ...Read More

Advocates for affordable child care are holding forums - like this one in Manchester - with state legislators across New Hampshire. (Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy)

CONCORD, N.H. — The cost of child care is taking an ever-growing slice out of the family budgets of Granite State residents with young kids, and local advocates say the next state budget needs to do more to help them make ends meet. Child care currently takes up about a third of a New Hampsh ...Read More

Family gatherings and holiday parties could quickly go downhill this year, as emotions continue to run high post-election. (woodvillage.or.us)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – "We respectfully agree to disagree" may be the mantra heard at office parties, family events and faith-based celebrations across the country this season, since emotions remain highly-charged for a lot of people after the presidential election. With weeks of holiday gatherings ...Read More

Asking questions and suggesting alternatives helps older relatives maintain independence. (freestockphotos.biz)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Family gatherings over the holidays are a chance to relax and share, but they can also be an important opportunity to start conversations about caregiving. Older adults in the family may need more help than they used to, but talking with them about serious topics like safe dr ...Read More

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