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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns. Also on our nationwide rundown: One expert's view of why canceling student-loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump budget calls for a 90-percent cut to a decades-old public lands program.

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Archive: July 21, 2016

Investing in Kentucky's Future grants are focusing on helping make communities in the Commonwealth healthier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

ALBANY, Ky. – When surveyed recently, Kentuckians said exercise was the most important thing they can do to improve their health, but many also said that's a very difficult step to take. There are efforts under way in several Kentucky communities to help folks do just that, step by step. T ...Read More

The American Lung Association says climate change makes heat waves more frequent, and heat waves mean more bad air days. (Henry Bleeker/iSotckPhoto.com)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The current heat wave could directly impact more than a million Wisconsinites who have lung diseases. The high ozone levels can feel like a sunburn in your lungs, said Dona Wininsky, director of tobacco control at the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. And she said in a ...Read More

North Dakota advocates are urging Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to make Social Security reform a top priority. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- As the Republican National Convention winds down and the Democrats prepare for theirs, North Dakota advocacy groups are pushing for more details on the presidential candidates' plans for Social Security. With more baby boomers reaching retirement age, the system faces growing sol ...Read More

Washingtonians should keep in mind that water temperatures still are cold even though it's summer. (pixabay)

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — After months spent behind gray clouds, the sun has finally appeared and is shining on the Northwest. That means families across Washington will be playing outside and in the water. But parents should keep in mind some tips to make sure their children play safe. It's importa ...Read More

Thousands of Floridians are calling for an investigation into Attorney General Pam Bondi's handling of the Trump University fallout. (FL.gov)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as Pam Bondi appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, a growing chorus of Floridians was demanding to know if the state attorney general's support for Donald Trump crossed legal and ethical lines. It's being called a Pay to Look the Ot ...Read More

The use of solitary confinement on youth can cause trauma, mental distress, and increase risk of suicide and self-harm. (@RichardRoss, juvenile-in-justice.com)

PHILADELPHIA – A time out, protective custody and segregation are all terms used to describe solitary confinement – a practice experienced by hundreds of youth in juvenile detention facilities in the U.S. And solitary confinement is coming into the spotlight as the Democratic National ...Read More

Community organizers from across the country are participating in the People's Caravan. (Grassroots Global Justice)

PHILADELPHIA – Grassroots organizers from across the country are taking their pledge of resistance from this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. They're calling it the It Takes Roots to Change the System: The Peop ...Read More

Animal shelters across the nation are participating in an adoption drive this weekend called Clear the Shelters. (Herb Carter)

MUNCIE, Ind. – Facebook is taking the Pokemon Go craze all the way to the bank, or in this case all the way to the animal shelter. Facebook has hired a production company to shoot a video to encourage Pokemon Go players to walk an adoptable dog, and the production company focused on the Munc ...Read More

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