PNS Daily Newscast - June 21, 2018 

President Donald Trump reverses course on some aspects of his border policy. Also on the Thursday rundown: with the midterms approaching we will take you to a state, you might not expect to be reaching out to Latino voters: and Dan Heyman has a novel angle on the utility of medical marijuana

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Archive: January 16, 2013

Photo: Traci Bruckner

LYONS, Neb. - In the drama surrounding the "fiscal cliff" legislation, a last-second deal was cut to extend the previous farm bill for another nine months. A different version of the extension was negotiated by the House and Senate agriculture committees, and Tracy Bruckner, assistant director of t ...Read More

PHOTO: Chicago resident Rodney Dawkins used to be homeless and now works to help others in the same situation. He agreed to let his story be part of a new report about poverty in Illinois.

CHICAGO - Poverty has a grip on Illinois and won't let go. A new report by the Social Impact Research Center finds one in three Illinoisans - 33 percent - living in poverty or on the brink of it. Amy Terpstra, the report's co-author, says she's been researching this issue for several years and hasn ...Read More

New Mexico Educational Outcomes Unbalanced.<br />CHART Courtesy: 2012 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

SANTA FE, N.M. - As the state Legislature convenes for 2013, the 2012 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book reveals that things have not advanced a lot when it comes to care and services for the state's children. Christine Hollis, New Mexico Kids Count director, sees several areas where many of the state ...Read More

PHOTO: The Gunnison sage grouse may be up for an endangered species listing this year. Courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

DENVER - It isn't the Oscars or the Golden Globes, but another award season also is under way. This one honors best practices on public lands. The "CAPE" Awards recognize achievements in leadership and management of America's public resources. One honoree is the federal Bureau of Land Management' ...Read More

PHOTO: Some progress, but lots of work to be done. That’s the finding of a new (AARP) survey of 50+ Connecticut residents about the performance of electric utilities and local officials response to Superstorm Sandy.

HARTFORD, Conn. - As Congress tackled a second round of billions of dollars in Sandy relief, a new survey of Connecticut residents age 50 and older took a look at how well the state and local utilities responded to the megastorm and how that affected local residents. John Erlingheuser, state advoca ...Read More

GRAPHIC:  Advocates say a high concentration of people with disabilities live in flood-prone areas of New York – like Zone A (red on map)– so planners need to take that into account for future storms.

NEW YORK - A high concentration of people with disabilities live in flood-prone areas of New York such as Zone A, advocates say, so planners need to take that into account for future storms. All told, says Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled in New Yor ...Read More

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