PNS Daily Newscast - March 16, 2018 

A fatal pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami. Also on our nationwide rundown: civil-rights groups seek to block ICE arrests at Courthouses; and a bipartisan effort to restore National Parks.

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Archive: February 28, 2018

Last year, 300,000 Michiganders applied for assistance with home heating bills. (Dennis Murphy/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. — Many Michiganders are experiencing a bit of sticker shock as they open their energy bills after a few bitter cold months, but assistance is available to help keep the light and heat on this year. The state is now processing home-heating credit applications for low-income house ...Read More

New Hampshire leads the nation in overdose deaths per capita from the opioid known as fentanyl. (

CONCORD, N.H. — More than 142,000 Americans had so-called "despair deaths" in 2016 - meaning from drugs, alcohol or suicide. But prevention specialists continue making inroads with families and communities to spot the warning signs and offer resources. In New Hampshire, the National Alliance ...Read More

A lawsuit challenges Oregon's protections for transgender students. (ACLU of Oregon)

DALLAS, Ore. — A lawsuit is challenging an Oregon school district's policy protecting transgender students - but opponents say the case should be thrown out. The ACLU of Oregon wants to intervene on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, in a case in the Dal ...Read More

Transportation and buildings account for almost 80 percent of carbon emissions in the state of New York. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Climate activists delivered a symbolic $7-billion check to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, saying that's what New York stands to gain through a corporate polluter fee. The activists had just attended the Environmental Conservation Committee's budget hearing. According to Dan Sh ...Read More

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma is the largest immigrant prison on the West Coast. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

SEATTLE — People waiting for their immigration case to be decided can be held indefinitely, even if they are legal permanent residents or asylum seekers. In a 5-to-3 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Jennings v. Rodriguez th ...Read More

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program is available at 20 locations across Arkansas to help prepare tax returns for people who can't afford professional assistance. (eyetoeyepix/GettyImages)

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The income-tax filing deadline is April 17 this year, and if you can't afford professional help with your tax return, free assistance is available. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services in Arkansas preparing federal and state tax returns. Joe Irw ...Read More

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy was established in 2011. (Children's Mercy Kansas City)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is on its way to becoming an international hub in genomic research and the fight against pediatric diseases. Two major endowments totaling $150 million last month are being used to lure top-notch pediatric research scientists to study and combat rare diseases i ...Read More

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