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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Archive: August 21, 2017

Researchers say conservation provisions in the Farm Bill have helped stabilize some grassland bird populations, including the western meadowlark. (bwinesett/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – While the Farm Bill is crucial policy for agriculture, it's also quite literally for the birds. The "State of the Birds 2017" report from the North American Bird Conservation Initiative says farm bill conservation programs are helping farmers and ranchers keep their land prod ...Read More

Astronomers warn that proper eye protection is essential for viewing the solar eclipse. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – If Mother Nature cooperates by providing a sunny afternoon in Wisconsin, a partial eclipse of the sun will be visible over the state. It's the first time in nearly a century that a total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S., although the path of total eclipse falls a ...Read More

The United States has accepted 15,000 Syrian refugees. (karamfoundation.org)

CHICAGO – While many children are now heading back to school in Illinois and around the country, many other children who are victims of the crisis in Syria are suffering and not able to attend class. According to the United Nations, many children who have fled their war-torn countries with t ...Read More

The amount utility companies have to pay for excess energy decreases after this year. (ipl.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Across Indiana, there's a rush to install solar panels before the end of the year, because legislation passed this year lowers the amount utility companies have to pay for excess energy produced by home solar systems. Senate Bill 309 reduces the payback through net metering ov ...Read More

Anthropologist Karen Stephenson says soft power or trust yields innovation in metropolitan areas such as Kansas City. (Jay Castor/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you want to make substantive changes to your community and do meaningful work, it's natural to first seek out the most powerful people in town. But just concluded research from an anthropologist and data scientist suggests something different. Karen Stephenson spent ...Read More

The Continental Divide Trail, authorized by Congress in 1978, is nearly 95 percent complete. (Xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- Congressman Jared Polis put in some volunteer time over the weekend on the Continental Divide Trail near Copper Mountain. Saturday's event brought together the youth groups City WILD and Environmental Learning for Kids, along with volunteer trail stewards from the area, to do light maint ...Read More

Florida ratepayers are left on the hook for failed nuclear projects. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal appeals court hears arguments this week in a case challenging a Florida law that leaves utility customers on the hook for speculative nuclear projects. The controversial nuclear cost-recovery law passed in 2006, at a time when nuclear power appeared to be making ...Read More

Late summer, which is harvest season, is the busiest time of year for food banks in Oregon, but they often have fewer volunteers to lend a helping hand. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the country going through a divisive and stressful time, could volunteering be one answer for healing local communities? Recent events like the protests in Charlottesville, Va. have left many Americans looking for ways to make a more positive impact. It may not be the ...Read More

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