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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

Conservationists say the views of the Smoky Mountains provide a

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -- Scientists blame global warming for the drought conditions that caused the Smoky Mountain wildfires to spread in November, and now several groups are concerned that President Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency could reverse policies that have brought abou

Clean Air Moms Action purchased television ads opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, the Trump administration is working to get its remaining Cabinet members confirmed by the U.S. Senate, including his pick to lead the EPA. Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt, has filed or joined several lawsuits to block EPA regulations, and that's prompti

Advocates for public transportation are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to make public transportation funding a part of his infrastructure plan this year. (Tennessee Public Transportation Association)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Transportation and infrastructure are areas of focus for Gov. Bill Haslam as he enters the new year, with the governor being quoted as saying he plans to unveil a plan for projects and funding. While work to the state's thousands of miles of roads is no doubt on the list,

A report from the Institute for Southern Studies found that in the recent election, in Tennessee Democrats made up 34-percent of the votes, but only 22-percent of the actual seats. (justgrimes/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A report from the Institute for Southern Studies finds that gerrymandering continues to impact the outcome of Tennessee's state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats made up 34 percent of the votes, but only 22 percent of the actual seats. Allie Yee, the in

As of the end of this week, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women will shut its doors, because of lack of support from the State Assembly. (Goretex/Flickr.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn't get enough support in the State Assembly to remain open. The mission of the organization was to

Scot Campbell, founder of HelpYourNeighbor.com, helps a fellow community member. (Campbell)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Borrowing a cup of sugar from the house next door doesn't happen as much these days. Thirty-percent of Tennesseans have never met their neighbors, according to research from the urban policy think tank, City Observatory. But folks are finding new ways to connect. Through a website

Supporters of the Insure Tennessee program say it would reduce the number of emergency room visits and uncompensated care. (Grant/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The almost 300,000 Tennesseans currently in the coverage gap between Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act are no closer to coverage. On Wednesday, two measures that would have funded Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee program failed to advance in the state legislature. On

The Giving Tower is an app that lets people visualize the impact of charitable giving through a real-time, 3-D metropolis that grows as contributions mount to participating charities. Credit: CrowdRise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the first holiday spending push behind us, nonprofit groups are hoping Tennesseans have a little left over for Giving Tuesday. Now in its fourth year, the grassroots effort to raise money for charities primarily uses social media to get the word out. Giving Tuesday raised mo

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