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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2018 


Trump’s Secretary of State nominee gets a narrow thumbs-up, but his Veteran’s Affairs nominee is put on hold. Also on our rundown: protests against Wells Fargo set for Des Moines today; and cannabis advocates blame Florida officials for “reefer madness.”

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Public News Service - MD: Women's Issues

A new Maryland law requires that evidence of sexual assault be kept for 20 years. (Roxanne Ready/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Thanks to the Maryland General Assembly's rapid response and passage of several laws to help victims of sexual assault, some victim advocates say the state is leading the country in its handling of sexual harassment and assault cases. Last year, several laws took effect, inc

A series of forums sponsored by the Maryland Commission for Women is being held across the state so women can talk about issues that affect them. (marylandwomen.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - While Maryland has been hailed as a state that's made significant progress in securing equality for women, advocates say there's still a lot of work to be done. Today is Women's Equality Day and Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, said issues such as e

With school soon back in session, teachers are being called upon to help spot human-trafficking victims. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE — Indictments this week in a human-trafficking ring in Prince George's County bring to light the on-going issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. While there is more awareness about sexual assault and human trafficking, there is still not enough progress when it comes t

Maryland is one of the states with the highest percentage of female lawmakers. (Arunamiller.com)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Many supporters of Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton say a win for her is a win for all women. Maryland Delegate Aruna Miller says there's been a lot of rhetoric about both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, and there are some who say they will

Long before Election Day, people can also make their voices heard by being campaign workers for the candidates of their choice. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

BALTIMORE – As the November election draws closer, advocates for working families across the nation are trying to get the word out about how much each individual vote counts. In Maryland, volunteers are going door to door, talking about some of the issues on the ballot and the candidates who

The LGBT community in Maryland is praising the state's high court, saying it protects parent-child relationships. (Jeremy Womack)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The LGBT community in Maryland is celebrating a decision last week by the state's highest court. It ruled unanimously in favor of recognizing the status of parents who lack a biological or adoptive relationship with their children. The case centered around Michael Conover, a transge

Hip, knee and back pain can set in by overdoing it, or also by not getting enough exercise. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

BALTIMORE, Md. - It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center physical therapist Chris K

Moms are fighting for clean air for children across the country. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Commission on Climate Change will be meeting twice this week to discuss an update being made to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The idea is to set climate pollution limits on fossil fuel power plants through 2030. Environmental groups, community lead

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