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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: big protest planned against President Trump today,a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - AR: Civic Engagement

Charities and nonprofit groups in Arkansas and across the country raised more than $116 million last year through donations made on Giving Tuesday. (PinkPills/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A new survey shows that Arkansas is poised to make the most of Giving Tuesday, the annual day created to remind shoppers to save some money for their favorite charity. According to the marketing firm WalletHub, even though it is among the smaller and poorer states in the c

The Arkansas Department of Health has 120 days to develop regulations and procedures for dispensing medical marijuana. (tvirbickis/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Now that Arkansas has approved the use of medical marijuana, state officials are scrambling to put a framework in place to accommodate the new law. Arkansans approved Issue 6, one of a wave of cannabis-related initiatives across the country on Election Day. In all, eight states

Tuesday is the last day to register in Arkansas in order to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. (outline205/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Today is the last day in Arkansas to register to vote in the November 8th general election, and there is a push to get the maximum number of voters signed up. In addition to the hotly contested presidential election, there will be numerous state and local races on the ballo

Hundreds of people gathered in Little Rock this week to meet and exchange ideas during Arkansas Peace Week activities. (Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With music, group discussions and hands-on events, organizers of Arkansas Peace Week say they are promoting "a path to reason for a divided nation." The annual meeting of local, national and international organizations, faith groups and individuals, concludes this weekend w

In Arkansas, African Americans' median incomes are 42 percent lower than whites'. (Brandis Griffith Friedman)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If current trends continue, a new study says it would take the average African-American family 228 years to accumulate the amount of wealth the average white family has today. It will take the average Latino family 84 years to do the same. The "Ever-Growing Gap," a report by the

A letter has been sent to Arkansas' governor asking him to protect the state's transgender community. (Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The transgender community in Arkansas is pushing back against Gov. Asa Hutchinson's recommendation that public schools ignore President Obama's directive allowing students to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify. The Rev. Gwen Frey, president of the Arkansas T

Thousands of kids across the nation are being asked to stand up to Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This week, kids in Arkansas and across the nation are being prompted to take on Big Tobacco by encouraging other young people to avoid smoking, holding events to send a message that they won't be manipulated into picking up a cigarette. In Arkansas, about 1,500 teenagers a

The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign has been adopted by some Arkansas high school students who hope their peers will learn to be more sensitive about people with intellectual disabilities. (Ron Brown)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There are words in the English language that people have managed to get rid of over time, or replace with better alternatives, but there's still one that persists. The word is "retarded" and when used to describe someone, it's offensive. During March, National Disabilities Aw

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