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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Public News Service - Washington

Rail accidents could increase by 22 percent if improvements are not made to rail lines, according to a report on the proposed Columbia River coal terminal. (Greg Goebel/Yvcol_2b)

SEATTLE - Greenhouse-gas emissions from the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal-export project in Longview would be equivalent to adding more than 600,000 cars to the road each year. That's according to a draft environmental impact study released by Cowlitz County and the Washington State Depa...Read More

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Group Health is celebrating the annual Healthy Kids Day by giving away 4,000 helmets. (pixabay)

SEATTLE - Kids can find the helmet that fits on Saturday at YMCAs in western Washington. The Ys are celebrating Healthy Kids Day, and Group Health Cooperative is joining them to promote bike safety by giving away 4,000 helmets. Dr. Matt Handley, medical director for quality at Group Health, said ch...Read More

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About one in 14 Washington children has had a parent in prison during their childhood. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE – When parents are sent to prison, there is a hidden toll on the children they leave behind. In Washington state, 109,000 children have felt the devastating effects of an incarcerated mother or father, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Paola Maranan, exe...Read More

Public News Service - WA

An early report finds increasing the minimum wage has had little effect on prices in Seattle. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - As supporters in Washington gather signatures for a statewide initiative to raise the minimum wage, a new analysis of Seattle's minimum-wage increase is combating fears that higher wages mean higher prices. The University of Washington study has found "little or no evidence" that the cos...Read More

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U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaking at the National Geographic Society for the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the National Parks. (Tami Heilemann/U.S. Department of the Interior)

SEATTLE - U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell celebrated 100 years of National Parks and spoke about the next 100 years of public lands at the National Geographic Society in Washington Tuesday. The University of Washington graduate said public lands in the west face a number of thre...Read More

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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

Public News Service - WA

Two-thirds of fourth-graders are not reading at grade level in the United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Reading Partners)

SEATTLE - It's National Volunteer Week, a celebration of all those who give their time to support their communities, and Washingtonians get high marks for their service. One-third of the state's residents volunteered, giving 155 million hours of their time in 2014, according to the Corporation for ...Read More

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture investigated 123 potential violations of the state's pesticide laws. (Charles O'Rear/United States Department of Agriculture)

SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), investigated 18 percent more potential violations of the state's pesticides laws in the fiscal year of 2015. In a few major cases, people were exposed to pesticide drift. That's according to an annual pesticide report to the legislatur...Read More

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