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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Archive: October 27, 2014

PHOTO: Months of heated debate are quickly coming to a close, as North Dakotans will vote next week on eight ballot measures in all, the first with a focus on abortion. Photo credit: Letta Page

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans will vote on eight measures when they head to the polls next week, and among the most contentious of them is the first. Measure 1 would amend the state constitution, as supporters say, to protect the laws on abortion that already are on the books. Among those pushi ...Read More

PHOTO: The nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says the state Supreme Court is compromised because of so many conflicts of interest, mainly involving political campaign contributions. (Photo of Wis. Supreme Court Chambers courtesy of Wis. Court System)

MADISON, Wis. – The future of the now stalled John Doe probe into alleged campaign finance law violations by Gov. Scott Walker could rest with the state Supreme Court. But Mike McCabe, executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says four of the seven justices were el ...Read More

PHOTO: Crafting policies that can narrow the historically high income gaps in Oregon and the U.S. is a focus of this week's Neighborhood Partnerships RE:conference in Salem. Photo credit: abluecup/iStockphoto.com

SALEM, Ore. – When communities put the right programs and policies in place, they can spark progress for families. This week, a two-day conference in Salem examines what Oregon could be doing to make the biggest impact. The Oregon nonprofit group Neighborhood Partnerships calls it a RE:confe ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of Minnesotans age 65 or over is expected to double by 2030, and research shows the risks of an auto accident among senior-citizen drivers can be higher than with other age groups. Photo credit: Denis Dervisevic/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With Minnesota's aging population, it's a question facing a growing number of drivers and families across the state: When is it time to finally hang up the car keys? There is no hard and fast rule on when a person should park it for good, but as eyesight, hearing, memory and refle ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota is being urged to do more to help families strengthen their financial footing, as about one-third of the state's children are growing up in low income households. Photo credit: Tammra McCauley/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For children growing up in a family that struggles financially, the road can be rougher – and a new study shows that poor is the norm for many of Minnesota's children. According to the latest Kids Count Data Book, about one-third of children in the state are in low-in ...Read More

PHOTO: While applauding the restoration of child care assistance funding in Kentucky, advocates say continued improvements are needed. The owner of this child care center in Louisville says reimbursement rates need to be increased. Photo courtesy Angel House Child Development Center.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – It was hailed as a major victory for children in Kentucky when, earlier this year, the Legislature restored funding for child care assistance. But, advocates say additional improvements are needed, including expanded eligibility and making sure providers are reimbursed a ...Read More

DENVER - Colorado's airwaves and newspapers are a-chatter with campaign ads for and against Amendment 67 also known as the Personhood Amendment. If approved by voters, the proposal would include unborn human beings under the definition of "person" in the state's criminal code. If it sounds famili ...Read More

PHOTO: A series of events called Put the Middle Class First is coming to West Virginia this week. Photos of a past rally courtesy of Put the Middle Class First.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A tour called Put the Middle Class First pulls into West Virginia this week with events in Charleston and Huntington. Although the tour is aimed at getting people fired up ahead of the election, a political party doesn’t organize the rallies. Jenny Moles of Cross ...Read More

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