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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: October 13, 2014

PHOTO: A book giveaway was part of the Eugene event for the Oregon Education Association's Week of Action. This week's message at education forums and fairs statewide is that strong public schools and colleges build strong communities. Photo courtesy Oregon Education Assn.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Events this weekend kicked off an Oregon Education Association Week of Action. It combines celebrations of public school progress with discussions of what else can be done to make school the best possible learning environment for students. From kindergarten to college, OEA and aff ...Read More

PHOTO: Certified organic farmer Mick Luber of Bluebird Farm in Cadiz, Ohio, says he's concerned about what possible contamination from nearby fracking operations could mean for the future of his business. Photo credit: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Assn.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Certified organic farming is a growing business in Ohio, but some farmers warn that the threat of contamination from hydraulic fracturing could dampen its future. Some of the chemicals used in fracking have been identified as naturally-occurring toxic substances, metals, and radioac ...Read More

PHOTO: Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in Lewiston and South Portland next month. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in two Maine cities next month. Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cas ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Zombie economics is a term that describes economic principles that have been proven in practice not to hold true, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute says trickle-down economics

DENVER - Millions tuned in to last night's season premier of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC. While zombies on our TV screens may be good for some white-knuckled entertainment, economists warn zombies in our economy are not. "Zombie economics" is a term that describes economic principles that have been p ...Read More

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States is calling for greater protections for livestock on farms, in North Carolina and the rest of the country. The group says this year, more than 400,000 animals have died in fires on large, industrial farms. Photo courtesy of HSUS.

EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. – After more than 4,000 piglets died this month in a fire at a Moore County pig farm, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is calling on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and meat industry groups to implement rules to prevent future incidents. The ...Read More

PHOTO: Granite Staters are advised to sit tight on their wallets this week, as Open Enrollment begins for Medicare recipients. While there are plenty of health care choices, consumer advocates warn scam artists will use this time period to fish for personal information. Photo courtesy of AARP New Hampshire.

CONCORD, N.H. - It's called Open Enrollment and it starts Wednesday; it's an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of local Medicare recipients to switch their health plan options but it is also a prime time for scam artists. Bob Denz is a retired FBI agent and volunteer "fraud-fighter" for AARP N ...Read More

PHOTO: A new state law underscores the need for drivers in Connecticut to give right of way to those not in a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's a new law that underscores the need for local drivers to yield the right of way to those sharing Connecticut roads on bikes, using wheelchairs and on foot. Careless drivers injure hundreds of people in the state each year, says Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike ...Read More

PHOTO: This Halloween, teal pumpkins will indicate houses that are handing out allergy-safe, non-food items, in an effort to include more children in the fall festivities. Photo credit: Nancy Gregory, Food Allergy Research and Education.

LANSING, Mich. - A bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 U.S. kids who suffer from food allergies, which is why one group is working to make this year's holiday a little less tricky. Veronica LaFemina, vice president of communications with Food Allergy Research and Education, h ...Read More

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