PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 

44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 

Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: December 11, 2014

PHOTO: A jail cell is no place for a juvenile, says Jim Moeser of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. He says the state law that mandates 17-year-olds be handled in adult court is not working and could be changed this spring. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

MADISON, Wis. – Since 1996, Wisconsin law has required that 17-year-olds be automatically sent to the adult justice system rather than the juvenile justice system. Advocates for these teens, including Jim Moeser, deputy director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, say the law ...Read More

PHOTO: A national expert says an investigative report from the U.S. Attorney on abuses at Rikers Island has been one of the year's best developments for juvenile justice in New York. Photo Credit: Tim Rodenberg/Flickr.

NEW YORK - A national expert says the culture of lawlessness on Rikers Island ranks as the worst he has seen in 30 years of study, but he ranks a recent report on the facility as one of the best developments for New York juvenile justice in 2014. Mark Soler, executive director with the Center for ...Read More

PHOTO: The group Zero to Three and other organizations held what they called a

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Wednesday was a big day for babies and toddlers, as the White House held a summit meeting on early education and groups such as the New York-based Parent-Child Home Program advocated for continued federal funding of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, ...Read More

PHOTO: Another skirmish in the abortion battle? Some in North Carolina are concerned that the public comment period on new DHHS rules for clinics that perform abortions will fuel the longtime debate on the topic. Photo credit: Larryography/

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The future of reproductive health in North Carolina is in the hands of the general public. This month, the North Carolina Department of Health (DHHS) and Human Services proposed new regulations for abortion clinics and now the public has an opportunity to comment. If 10 ...Read More

PHOTO: A memorial service will be held in Duluth today to honor the 26 victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. nearly two years ago. Photo credit: Neil Wilkie/Flickr.

DULUTH, Minn. – This Sunday marks the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the victims are being remembered at events in Minnesota and across the nation. Twenty children along with six adults were killed in the massacre on Dec. 14, 20 ...Read More

PHOTO: It's the last day for Montanans to add their thoughts to the latest alternative for the year-round bison habitat plan. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

GARDINER, Mont. - It's the last day for Montanans to add their thoughts to the latest alternative for the year-round bison habitat plan. More than 100,000 people already commented on the initial proposal, but this new addition makes changes to range area and killing animals before allowing the herd ...Read More

PHOTO: Outreach and efforts to increase access already are meaning more Virginia kids getting enough to eat, in school and out, according to First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and the No Kid Hungry campaign. Photo courtesy of Drew Central Schools.

RICHMOND, Va. - A new coalition including Virginia's First Lady already is seeing results in an effort to reduce childhood hunger. Organizers with the group Share Our Strength say their No Kid Hungry campaign is getting unprecedented attention from First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. Josh Wachs, chief s ...Read More

PHOTO: The future of Colorado's water supply is at stake as Gov. Hickenlooper considers the draft of the Colorado Water Plan, delivered this week by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Photo credit: Adrian M. Glasenopp

DENVER - The Colorado Water Plan has been two years in the making by the state Water Conservation Board, and it's now in the hands of Governor John Hickenlooper. The governor received the draft Wednesday in a ceremony at the State Capitol. Nathan Fey, Colorado Stewardship Director with American Whit ...Read More

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