PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 

GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Archive: December 6, 2013

PHOTO: UW-Madison retail expert Jerry O'Brien says the evidence shows that Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay. (Photo used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. – Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the Christmas shopping season is far from over. The National Retail Federation says Black Friday business was down a little more than 13 percent this year, but that's because Thanksgiving Day sh ...Read More

PHOTO: Biomass pellets are used worldwide for energy generation, and they're growing in popularity in Europe. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

RALEIGH, N.C. – The rich forest growth characteristic of North Carolina and other East Coast states is feeding a worldwide need for biomass energy facilities, but a study released this week asks, “At what cost?” The pellets are used primarily for power generation, although some a ...Read More

Carlos Reyes will be among the 21 Long Islanders fasting today in an effort to get Congress to act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Credit: Make the Road New York

NEW YORK – It's a message to Congress about the need for immigration reform, and it is being delivered by New Yorkers who say they won't be eating for 24 hours. Dr. Hafiz Rehman, a member of the Human Rights Commission for Suffolk County, is among the 21 Long Islanders who are joining the fa ...Read More

PHOTO: Time is running out to help thousand of children in the Las Vegas area have a great holiday season. Photo Credit: Toys for Tots.

LAS VEGAS – Time is running out to help thousands of children in the Las Vegas area have a great holiday season. Staff Sgt. Francisco Martinez with the U.S. Marine Corps, which operates Toys for Tots, says there are just a couple of days remaining to donate a new unwrapped toy. He says doing ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan credit unions have taken their show on the road and will make a final stop for 2013 at Detroit's Noel Night celebration, offering financial information and family-friendly entertainment. Photo courtesy of MCUL & Affiliates.

DETROIT – It's Time to Own Your Money. That's the theme of an informational road trip that has taken the credit union message across Michigan this fall and will wrap up for the year at Detroit's Noel Night celebration on Saturday. Marc Buchanan, marketing manager at the Michigan Credit Unio ...Read More


SEATTLE – About 1.75 million children in the U.S. have a parent in prison, and a new report says their needs are complex and the resources to support them are limited. But in Washington, the Girl Scouts are doing what they can to help. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is a program especially for girl ...Read More

PHOTO: The Center for Rural Affairs says seniors should rest assured that if they have Medicare, they do not need to purchase more coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. – Seniors can cut through the clutter when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs that looks at the health care reform law through the eyes of the 65-plus set. Jon Bailey, director of rural research and analysis at ...Read More

PHOTO: SOAR, the summit on the future of eastern and southern Kentucky, is raising hopes for finding strategies for economic development beyond the region's traditional staple, coal. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The search for a collaborative vision into eastern Kentucky's future is being fueled by SOAR, short for Shaping Our Appalachian Region. SOAR launches Monday with a summit in Pikeville. Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, says diversificat ...Read More

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