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PNS Daily Newscast - December 18, 2017 


Senator John McCain heads home to Arizona ahead of a key vote in D.C. on the GOP Tax plan; also on the rundown: shades of gray, North Carolina's Death Row ages while sentences decline; and a new plan to safeguard wildlife species before they are at risk.

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Only 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, compared with nearly 50 percent 50 years ago. (American Heart Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many around the country celebrate National Bike or Walk to School Day today, including more than 200 schools in Minnesota. Research shows that a little exercise on the way to school could help kids and communities all year long. "Kids who have this opportunity to walk or bike to s ...Read More

Nonprofit groups that assist immigrants in Illinois are answering questions for those concerned about the DACA renewal process.  (Resurrection Project)

CHICAGO - There's an important deadline this week for thousands of "Dreamers" across the state. Thursday is the last day to apply for renewal under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, or DACA. If your permit expires between now and March 5, said Laura Mendoza, immigration organizer w ...Read More

Reports indicate the Wisconsin state Crime Lab has a huge backlog of untested sexual-assault kits. Some say the backlog is now more than 6,000 kits. (Wisconsin Department of Justice)

MADISON, Wis. - Two Democratic state representatives from Madison have requested an official audit of the backlog of sexual-assault kits awaiting DNA testing in the state Crime Laboratory. Reps. Melissa Sargent and Chris Taylor said the drastic step is necessary because they've formally asked quest ...Read More

The number of minorities able to access conventional loans doesn't add up to a healthy economy, according to a new report. (GotCredit/flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - Achieving the American dream often comes down to access to capital, and a new report finds that racial disparities continue in access to home loans. The Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending analyzed 2016 mortgage lending data and found that African-Americans and Hispanics rece ...Read More

The Trump administration has blocked the Clean Water Rule, which protects flood-absorbing wetlands. (terimakasih0/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - Federal budget proposals that cut environmental programs would put New Yorkers at risk, according to a new analysis. From Texas to Florida and Puerto Rico, hurricanes have brought catastrophic damage this year. But the report, called "Less Shelter from the Storm," said the Trump administ ...Read More

Refugees are helping revitalize cities in central and western New York. (kalhh/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The Trump administration's decision to lower the number of refugees allowed into the United States will have a big impact on New York communities. President Trump announced last week that the United States will admit only 45,000 refugees in the coming year, the most restrictive limit sin ...Read More

In the 2015-2016 election cycle, fossil-fuel companies invested $354 million in campaign contributions and lobbying. (Getty Images)

DENVER - As Washington grapples with rebooting the nation's tax code, a new report makes a compelling argument for eliminating tax breaks for the fossil-fuel industry. Senior scientist Peter Erickson, the study's lead author, said market forces - like current oil prices - would prevent industry fro ...Read More

An expert in child traumatic stress says parents should be proactive and check in with their children about the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As Americans continue to reel from the shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, it's important to know how to help children cope with this tragic event. Dr. Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs for the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, said parent ...Read More

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