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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown we continue our reporting on a first-of-its-kind report calls for better policies for children living in foster care; plus got gratitude this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Archive: December 5, 2013

PHOTO: Legislation is gaining momentum in Wisconsin that would allow student debt to be treated more like mortgage debt, including some tax breaks and the ability to refinance. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com

MADISON, Wis. - Support is growing for a Wisconsin plan to address the harsh burdens of huge student loan debt. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said many people are not aware of the magnitude of the problem. "We've seen student loan debt grow from $200 billion in the year 2000 t ...Read More

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SANDY, Utah - The 2013 Festival of Trees, benefiting the nonprofit Primary Children's Hospital, is under way at the South Towne Expo Center, Sandy. The four-day annual event featuring hundreds of decorated Christmas trees is expected to attract about 100,000 people before it ends on Saturday night. ...Read More

PHOTO: Smoking on a New Mexico State University campus could become a thing of the past if a tobacco policy under considering is approved. Photo credit: NMSU.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Smoking on any New Mexico State University campus could become a thing of the past if a tobacco policy under consideration is approved. The Board of Regents is contemplating a measure that would ban tobacco use on all NMSU campuses. Tilahun Adera, dean of the College of Health a ...Read More

IMAGE: World AIDS Day is being marked this week in Ohio, and an event in Cleveland will raise awareness about the continued HIV/AIDS epidemic.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AIDS first came to light 30 years ago, and events this week in Ohio are drawing attention to the continuing epidemic. Better investments in treatment and research are helping the tens of thousands of Ohioans with HIV/AIDS to lead productive lives, but newly diagnosed cases c ...Read More

Fast-food workers in Nevada and across the U-S are planning to strike today in an effort to be paid a living wage.

LAS VEGAS - Fast-food workers in Nevada and across much of the U.S. are planning to strike today in an effort to be paid a living wage. Laura Martin, communications director, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), said she knows of at least one strike planned at a fast-food restaurant in ...Read More

Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the U-S. Photo credit: By Andrew Bardwell via Wikimedia Commons

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the U.S. That detail was part of a briefing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, when a report was also released that shared experiences and challenges for children whose mothers are in prison. Beth Lovell is the director ...Read More

87 thousand Pennsylvanians could lose federal emergency unemployment benefits at the end of the month. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - On the heels of cuts to food stamps comes more potentially bad news for Pennsylvanians finding it difficult to make ends meet. At the end of this month, the federal emergency unemployment compensation program will expire unless Congress passes an extension. The program kicked in du ...Read More

PHOTO: Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the U-S. That detail was revealed in a new report from Volunteers of America, which seeks to raise awareness of what life is like for the children and their caregivers. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. – Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the U.S., according to a new report from Volunteers of America, which seeks to raise awareness of what life is like for the children and their caregivers. Beth Poffenberger Lovell, director of Family Strengthen ...Read More

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