'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service | News in the Public Interest
 
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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019. 


Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")

Daily Newscasts

Environment

Thursday, August 15, 2019
HARTFORD, Conn. – A new analysis says Connecticut could see major gains from a new approach to transportation. The report from the Acadia Center shows that a well-designed transportation cap-and-invest policy could help the state put more than $2.7 billion into clean transportation by 2030 ...Read More
Thursday, August 15, 2019
DENVER – Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission wraps up hearings Thursday over whether the state should require automakers to make a certain number of zero-emission vehicles available for sale. Jen Clanahan, head mom with the group Colorado Moms Know Best, says Colorado has an opportunity to address a real pollution problem ...Read More

Health and Wellness

Thursday, August 15, 2019
WHITESBURG, Ky. – A wave of coal company bankruptcies has left miners fighting for back pay and medical benefits. Three large coal producers have gone under this year. At the same time, an epidemic of black lung disease is sweeping many coal mining communities. Letcher County resident Patty Amburgey says her husband, a coal miner ...Read More
Monday, August 12, 2019
CONCORD, N.H. – Some Granite Staters are going without lifesaving medications as prescription drug costs continue to rise out-of-pace with incomes. AARP has launched the Stop RX Greed campaign, as a nationwide effort to press Congress, the Trump administration and state officials to take action to lower drug prices. Todd Fahey ...Read More

Social Issues

Thursday, August 15, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland this week launched a commission to examine the state's history of racially motivated lynchings. It's the first state in the nation to officially acknowledge this form of racial violence. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission held an organizational meeting to begin the work of addressing how ...Read More
Thursday, August 15, 2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Advocates who want to see cleaner running school buses on the streets are urging residents to let the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency know they want the state's Volkswagen settlement money spent to purchase the buses. Noa Shavit-Lonstein, a policy analyst with the clean energy advocacy group MN350 ...Read More