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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: April 18, 2016

Research shows people over 55 are starting a new business at a slightly higher rate than people ages 20-34, and AARP North Dakota is hosting a series of workshops to help them succeed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Older North Dakotans who are looking to start new businesses have some help coming their way. Starting this week, AARP North Dakota and the U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a series of free Encore Entrepreneur workshops. The idea is to dispel the popular percep ...Read More

Shilagh Mirgain, a senior psychologist with UW-Health, says there are ways to beat stress before it beats you. (UW-Health)

MADISON, Wis. – Regular bouts of anxiety can really do a number on your overall health, experts say, and persistent stress can lead to heart problems, risk of disease and changes in the brain. Medical experts say workplace stress results in billions of dollars in health care costs every year ...Read More

Senior advocates are touring Minnesota to talk about ideas that could help make the state more friendly for the aging population, which is expected to double in the coming decade. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With Minnesota's aging population expected to double over the next decade, senior advocates are touring the state to talk with residents about their policy priorities. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's staff and AARP Minnesota are holding a series of Serving Our Seniors meetings this ...Read More

Pacific Fisher are being threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. (USFS Region 5 Reg/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region)

SEATTLE - As Earth Day approaches, two West Coast members of the weasel family may be heading in different directions when it comes to protection as endangered species. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protections for the Pacific Fisher, a mid-sized weasel estimated to number a ...Read More

The Pacific Fisher survive mainly in southern Oregon, but are threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Pacific Southwest Region)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Earth Day is this week, and two members of the weasel family with dwindling populations might not get endangered species protections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last week, the agency denied the Pacific Fisher a spot on the endangered species list. The animal is esti ...Read More

Granite State activists will be sending a message on Tax Day that the nearly $2.5 billion local taxpayers contribute to the Pentagon budget could be better spent. (Arnie Alpert, AFSC)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's Tax Day, and as many Granite Staters trudge to the Post Office to file their returns, actions are planned in Manchester and Concord to protest what some consider excess military spending military spending. Will Hopkins, executive director of New Hampshire Peace Action, s ...Read More

A federal court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it decided not to protect the wolverine. (JohnDPorter/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Conservation groups are doubling down on efforts to protect wolverines after a court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when the agency decided not to protect the famously tough predator. Managing attorney Tim Preso with Earthjustice s ...Read More

A GPS-guided combine is one of the systems potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Scoty/Wikimedia Commons)

AMES, Iowa – Officials from the FBI and the Justice Department held a roundtable recently at Iowa State University, emphasizing the seriousness of cyber attacks for a surprising target – the agriculture industry. It's a subject familiar to Larry Clinton, president of Internet Security ...Read More

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