PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 

West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Archive: July 13, 2012

Sage grouse. Photo by Gary Kramer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

BURNS, Ore. – Wildfires burning in the picturesque high desert country of southeast Oregon have already scorched more than a half-million acres. In addition to all the typical problems associated with fire, a major concern in this area is the displacement of threatened sage-grouse, along with ...Read More

PHOTO: Food donations.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The summer months are typically a time of drought – not just for the land, but for food banks in Iowa. Food donations seem to dry up just as the demand increases, when kids are out of school and no longer receiving free or reduced-price lunches or breakfasts. The Food ...Read More

PHOTO: Access to transportation in rural areas is an issue for seniors.

PIERRE, S. D. – Rural areas of South Dakota present unique challenges, especially to older citizens who need to travel for vital services. This week, several members of AARP's National Policy Council (NPC) have been in the state, looking at the issue and working to craft solutions. While the ...Read More

PHOTO: Power meters

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Despite record low prices for natural gas, West Virginia utilities are asking the state's Public Service Commission (PSC) to confirm sharp rate hikes. Mountaineer and Dominion Hope both want the PSC to rule in their favor on rate requests based on higher natural gas costs. ...Read More

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