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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: March 5, 2013

PHOTO:  A bill to restore voting rights to ex-convicts is before the Kentucky Senate for a sixth straight year.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Convicted felons in Kentucky are not guaranteed to get their voting rights back once they've come off parole or probation. A bill (HB70) proposing a constitutional amendment to restore that right to most ex-felons is now before the state Senate. It's an idea the House has approved ...Read More

GRAPHIC: In New York, a 27 percent difference in graduation rates exists between the wealthiest and poorest school districts (although per-pupil spending is only one of a number of contributing factors). Advocates are rallying to call for restoring equitable public school funding. Graphic courtesy AQE.

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State ranks fifth in the nation with regard to the gap between rich and poor school districts, based on spending per pupil. That's the finding in a new report prepared by school reform advocates who will put on a parade and a rally in Albany today. According to the report ...Read More

PHOTO: A film showing the accelerated pace of climate change is showing in Bozeman Thursday. Courtesy of EarthVision

BOZEMAN, Mont. - A documentary featuring several years' worth of images that offer a window into how climate change is affecting landscapes is showing Thursday in Bozeman, and some Bozeman High School students are hoping for a packed house. The film "Chasing Ice" showcases three years of time-lapse ...Read More

PHOTO: Support for abolishing the death penalty crosses party lines, according to the poll, with even a majority of conservative respondents in favor of ending capital punishment.

RALEIGH, N.C. - A majority of people in North Carolina support ending the death penalty in the state, according to a poll released this week. Of the 600 people polled, 68 percent said they would rather the state replace capital punishment with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of ...Read More

PHOTO: At least 1.5-million poor Texans could get health coverage if Texas chose to expand its Medicaid program. It would cost the state $15 billion, but would pull in $100 billion in federal funding. Photo credit Ano Lobb.
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AUSTIN, Texas - More than a thousand people have converged on the State Capitol in Austin today, calling for the expansion of Medicaid in Texas. Each state has the option to do so under the Affordable Care Act, with the federal government covering almost all the additional cost. However, Governor Ri ...Read More

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