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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2018 


President Trump’s lawyer due in court today. Also on our rundown: HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes raising the rent on low-income families; plus we will look at efforts to address addiction in Ohio: what’s working, and what’s not.

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The manatee is just one iconic Florida species on the federal endangered species list. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Conservationists are sounding the alarm over a new report showing one-third of species in the U.S. are vulnerable to extinction. Groups in Florida say that can change by adequately funding the state's Wildlife Action Plan. The report shows many wildlife species are in dang

Direct primary care is similar to a monthly service to a gym or online monthly service, where patients pay a flat rate directly to the physician, with no insurance involvement. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As states look to make changes to health care affordability and accessibility, Florida lawmakers passed a new bill that can potentially make medical care more pay-friendly. House Bill 37 creates a more direct relationship between patient and physician, as doctors can sign

Twenty protesters participate in a Die-In on the fourth-floor rotunda of the Florida State Capitol.  (Lakey Love)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida state lawmakers have given final passage to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public-school personnel. Wednesday's passage of Senate

The Florida Senate debates SB 7026, established in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Trimmel Gomes)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As negotiations play out in the final week of the legislative session, the Florida Senate has adopted a last-minute amendment to its school safety bill designed to appease Gov. Rick Scott and other critics - but some Democrats and gun-control advocates remain opposed. Un

As in many pension funds, Florida teachers are passive investors in gun manufacturing — which means they don't choose the holdings through the Florida Retirement System. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While teachers and students in Florida debate the state government on gun control, it seems educators may be more involved with the manufacturing of the weapons than many expect. The Florida Retirement System Pension Plan holds $528,000 in stock for American Outdoor Brand

Sheryl Acquarola, a 16-year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is overcome with emotion in the East Gallery of the Florida House of Representatives. (Troy Kinsey)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With heavy hearts, students, who have become citizen lobbyists, met with lawmakers on Tuesday with one goal – to urge the passage of gun control measures. Hoping their tragic stories will spur lawmakers to act, a small group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School s

The Agriculture Department’s Division of Licensing would have to “issue or deny” a concealed carry permit within 90 days of the permit application, according to an analysis of SB 740. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has delayed his proposal that would allow people in some circumstances to get a concealed carry permit without a complete background check. Now, it looks like the bill has no future

According to Everytown Research, since 2013, there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America — an average of about one a week. (Leon Terra/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A South Florida lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in the state Legislature to do more than just extend thoughts and prayers in the wake of the latest mass shooting. Democratic Rep. Shevrin Jones of West Park took to Twitter to extend his thoughts and prayers for the s

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