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PNS Daily Newscast - August 15, 2018 


Closing arguments today in the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Primary Election results; climate change is making summer fun harder to find across the U.S.; and how parents can win the battle between kids' outdoor play and screen time.

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Archive: August 12, 2013

PHOTO: Noxious weeds are no match for the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area. They made quite a haul on BLM land in July. Photo courtesy of 'FANS.'

BEND, Ore. - A growing group of outdoor enthusiasts in the Bend area has a mission to not just enjoy their favorite hiking and fishing spots, but to learn more about them and help protect them. And they have encouraged others in Oregon to follow their lead. Members of Friends and Neighbors of the ...Read More

PHOTO: Chesterfield County teacher Sonia Smith represented Virginia teachers on a national panel examining the problem of school safety and violence prevention. Photo credit: VEA

RICHMOND, Va. - Dozens of Virginia schools will see more safety officers this year thanks to action from the General Assembly. They're also getting more equipment and safety training, but according to one Virginia teacher, educators want more. Sonia Smith, a high school teacher in Chesterfield Cou ...Read More

New rate protections help NV consumers at home on the hottest days.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It's going to be another scorcher this week in southern Nevada, but thanks to action by Nevada Lawmakers, local consumers will not be forced into higher electricity rates during peak load times. Barry Gold, advocacy director, AARP-Nevada, said the Silver State is among the first in ...Read More

PHOTO: Nine months after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York's coastline, hospitals on Long Island are reporting a spike in the birth rate. Courtesy NASA.

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - More babies than usual are being born in some parts of Long Island, nine months after Hurricane Sandy delivered its powerful punch. Reports from area hospitals include a small increase in July births over last year at Stony Brook University Hospital, and a 19 percent jump at Nort ...Read More

PHOTO: A program that provides free rides for cancer patients in Minnesota is in need of more volunteer drivers, especially in Duluth, Rochester and the Twin Cities. CREDIT: Liz West

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The battle itself is tough enough for those Minnesotans with cancer, and one program is making sure transportation is never an added hurdle. According to Kathi Di Nicola, director of public relations for the American Cancer Society, their Road to Recovery program provides free ride ...Read More

PHOTO: A lawsuit over government subsidies for a huge confined pig operation next to this tributary of the Buffalo River says hog waste run-off could damage the pristine water of a national park that draws a million visitors annually.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A lawsuit against government subsidies for a factory hog farm near a pristine Arkansas river argues that taxpayer money is being put at risk in a way that endangers a national treasure. A coalition of conservation and citizen groups is suing over federal loan guarantees to C&H Ho ...Read More

Photo: Clean-energy technologies are creating jobs in North Carolina. Courtesy: www.energy.stanford.edu

DURHAM, N.C. - In less than three years, Durham-based Sustainable Industrial Solutions generated $2 million in revenue and more than doubled its workforce. Its success illustrates the findings of a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that found that clean-energy practices ...Read More

PHOTO: Agriculture is a $46 billion industry in Washington, and a new report says it would continue to boom with immigration reform. Photo courtesy National Young Farmers Coalition.
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YAKIMA, Wash. - Not only undocumented workers would benefit from immigration reform. Some of the businesses that drive the Washington economy also stand to gain, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. It estimated the increases in business output and tax revenue using the U ...Read More

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