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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Public News Service - CA: Consumer Issues

Roundup is the most common pesticide in the world. Some studies have linked it to cancer, while many others have declared it safe. (Chris Thomas)

SAN FRANCISCO – A landmark

Health-access groups worry that allowing skimpy, cheaper plans would drive up costs for the majority of consumers, especially older people with pre-existing conditions. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphotos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Activist groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to allow cheaper, low-benefit health care plans is just another attempt to upend the Affordable Care Act – and they predict it will drive overall prices up, not down. On Tuesday, the administration proposed a ru

AARP Video on Romance Scams

LOS ANGELES – Valentine's Day may be past us this year, but people looking for love online in the United States and Canada have lost more than $1 billion in the past three years – with the number of complaints rising annually, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau.

A variety of experts will look this weekend for creative ways to reduce and/or fund the massive maintenance backlog at places like Yosemite, part of the National Park system. (Schick/Morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO – This weekend, Silicon Valley is harnessing its brainpower to help devise solutions to the $11.3 billion backlog in deferred maintenance facing America's national parks and monuments. The Pew Charitable Trusts, along with the group CivicMakers, is hosting the ”Parks and

A new report says the high cost of housing is draining many Californians' ability to get ahead. (Housing CA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Golden State is generating jobs that pay well, but has one of the lowest home ownership rates in the country, according to a new report. The 16th annual "Prosperity Now Scorecard" shows California slipped slightly – from 26th in the nation to 27th – as ra

Conservation groups say new offshore oil drilling on the Pacific coast would be especially harmful to whales, seals and sea lions. (BOEM)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration has proposed opening up almost all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the California coast – and the one and only public hearing in the state takes place Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. A coalition of opposition groups is p

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide B-roll for news stories.

LOS ANGELES — The deadline for filing income-tax returns is only 10 weeks away, and the AARP Foundation's free tax-preparation service is now in full swing. Tax-Aide turns 50 this year, with an army of nearly 34,000 IRS-trained volunteers to help people with their state and federal tax retur

One bright spot in a new report: 97 percent of California children have health insurance. (Nesstor4u/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Almost two-thirds of babies in the Golden State are born to low-income families, according to a new report, which makes them less likely to have access to high-quality education and health care. The nonprofit group Children Now just released its 2018 California Children'

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