PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 

As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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PHOTO: There is good and bad news in a mid-term assessment of where Pennsylvania stands when it comes to implementing agreed upon goals to clean up local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Photo credit: CBF staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Efforts in Pennsylvania to clean up local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay are showing solid progress on some fronts, and are falling short in others, according to a mid-term assessment of two-year goals set by states connected to the Bay. Harry Campbell, executive dire

PHOTO: Education Law Center recently released a study showing Pennsylvania lacking accuracy, fairness and transparency in public school funding.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is well below the national average when it comes to state funding of schools, with local taxation having to pick up the slack. That's been a persistent sore point for education advocates who would like to see funding, and funding distribution, that was more equitable

GRAPHIC: The 2012 State of the Bay Report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation shows an improving picture but still a failing grade in terms of pollution and its effect on aquatic life and economies.<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania continues to be a major player in the health of Chesapeake Bay, and a new report shows progress but still a fragile balance for that body of water. Harry Campbell, senior scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the 2012 State of the Bay Report puts the Bay

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Bigger class sizes and fewer class offerings are likely byproducts of massive funding cuts to public schools in the Keystone State. So says a new survey from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. It show

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania delegation joins conservationists from around the country in D.C. this week, urging lawmakers to support more protection for the public land that qualifies as wilderness - while it still exists. In the Keystone state's lone National Forest, the coalition Friends of A

PHILADELPHIA - The results of the SAT college entrance exam for 2010 Pennsylvania high school seniors were released Monday, showing little change in students' average scores, but a widening gap between white and black students' scores in the Keystone State. Bob Schaeffer, public education director

EMMAUS, Penn. - Pennsylvania's Highlands are made up of more than a million acres of forests and farmlands, lakes and streams. And, within those areas, hubs — or conservation priority areas — play key roles in maintaining the integrity of the landscape. A new network of trails on South

ERWINNA, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman is hoping people will feel a closer bond to part of the state's modern-day frontier, now that she's given it a name. The Pennsylvania Highlands is a 1.4 million acre region of fertile farmland, streams and lakes, and it contains many species of plants and animals

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