PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 

Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Archive: January 29, 2013

Photo: Lawmakers expected to take up issue of a voter ID law. Courtesy: NC Policy Watch

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina General Assembly will reconvene this week, and at least one lawmaker, State Representative Frank Iler of Brunswick County, says voter ID legislation will be the "first thing on the menu for lawmakers." A voter ID law was passed last session, but was vetoed by th ...Read More

Photo: The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in conducting an investigation of a suspected dogfighting operation in Jacksonville, Florida, resulting in an arrest of one individual and the seizure of 17 dogs. Courtesy: Humane Society of the United States

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill filed Monday in the Florida Legislature would give local law enforcement the tools to hold accountable people who break existing animal-fighting laws. Florida has one of the strongest animal-fighting laws in the country, but a 2010 court ruling requires law enforcement to ...Read More

PHOTO: Immigration reform may finally come to fruition. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled their plan on Monday and today President Obama will lay out his vision. CREDIT: BNHR
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EL PASO, Texas - A plan for immigration reform has been announced by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, and a mix of optimism and caution is greeting the proposal. It includes a path to citizenship for people already in the country, says Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network ...Read More

PHOTO: To help make ends meet, more seniors are seeking out food assistance...and jobs. New data show 16 percent of Americans age 65 and older are in the workforce.  CREDIT: Miss Karen

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Those dreams of a traditional retirement of travel and hobbies and relaxation are being delayed for more Americans. A new survey finds that 16 percent of those age 65 and older are still in the work force, and finances are a big reason. Seniors are also reaching out more than eve ...Read More

PHOTO: Southern Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva says a Senate framework for immigration reform is encouraging, but he remains concerned about its emphasis on border security. CREDIT: Univision

PHOENIX - Immigration reform must include family preservation, say Arizona advocates. Various groups reacting to a reform framework announced by eight U.S. senators, including Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake, say the negotiated principles represent progress. However, Southern Arizona Congress ...Read More

PHOTO: Kip Gardner of Creekview Ridge Farm shares his concerns about the impact of fracking on a new webpages at

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the oil and gas fracking industry grows in Ohio, farmers' concerns are mounting about the possible effects on public health, the food supply and the land. Kip Gardner of Creekview Ridge Farm in Carroll County is in the process of becoming organically certified. He says the tox ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill has been filed in the South Dakota Legislature that would expand Medicaid coverage to more eligible adults.

PIERRE, S.D. - A bill has been filed in the South Dakota Legislature that would expand Medicaid coverage in the state to more eligible adults. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act allow states to "opt in" to expanded coverage, with much of the cost covered by the federal government. Erik Nelson w ...Read More

PHOTO: The Alpine Lakes Wilderness expansion legislation includes Wild & Scenic River protection for almost 30 miles of the Middle Fork of the Snowqualmie River. Courtesy Washington Wild.

SEATTLE - The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in the central Cascades could be expanded by 22,000 acres if legislation introduced in Congress gets a fighting chance this session. Similar bills have come up several times in past years, but never quite managed to make it through both the House and Senate ...Read More

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