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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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For more than a decade, the state's network of domestic violence shelters, including this one in Somerset, have banked on the Economic Empowerment Project to help survivors get back on their feet financially. (Bethany House)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Those who oversee Kentucky's network of 15 domestic violence shelters say once survivors have made it to a safe haven, the next big step is to help them get back on their feet financially. The help includes credit counseling and matched savings accounts. Survivor Darla Pyles says ...Read More

Sen. Bernie Sanders won big in Democratic caucuses in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, but still trails Hillary Clinton in the overall delegate count. (Tiffany von Amim/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - Senator Bernie Sanders captured 72 percent of the vote in Washington's Democratic Caucus on Saturday, earning him a majority of the state's 101 delegates. Before the caucus, Sanders also was able to raise more money from Evergreen State voters than Hillary Clinton. Craig Holman, govern ...Read More

Very recent changes to Wisconsin's Voter ID Law will affect what veterans and people who live in residential care facilities can use to lawfully identify themselves at the polls on April 5. (Kras1/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - For the first time, Wisconsin veterans will be able to use a photo ID card issued by the Veterans Health Administration when they go to vote on April 5. An elections bill passed by the state legislature a few weeks ago and signed by the governor makes changes to what is and is not ...Read More

Supporters of a bill in the New Hampshire Legislature say their goal is to make it easier for families to access mental health services for children. (NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire has plenty of resources available to help children with mental health issues, but advocates say it can be difficult for families to access them. They claim the system is fragmented, with differing approaches to care and multiple providers. Effie Malley, director of t ...Read More

Scientists say despite some headway for the species, habitat loss and population growth continue to threaten the Florida black bear. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While state wildlife officials say Florida's black bear population is on the rise, a coalition of scientists believes more needs to be done to preserve and protect the animals and their habitat. Dozens of scientific, environmental, and conservation groups are backing a petition ...Read More

The Illinois Prescribed Fire Council says landowners should be burning at least 213,000 more acres each year to protect wildlife habitats from invasive plants. (Ferran Salat Coll/The Nature Conservancy)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Conservation groups say Illinois could be using controlled fires more often and more effectively to help protect wildlife habitat and clean up areas that need it. Groups such as the Nature Conservancy cite a new report that shows the state should be burning at least 213,000 acr ...Read More

Heroin addiction and consequent overdoses are on the rise in North Carolina and attributed in part to the reduced availability of black market pain medication. (L./Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolinians are addicted to prescription painkillers and, as new laws limit their prescription and availability, opioid addicts are turning to the street drug heroin to feed their addiction. Dr. Chris Flanders works in the emergency department at Mission Hospi ...Read More

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p ...Read More

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