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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Archive: March 20, 2014

PHOTO: Potholes have taken a toll on Michigan roads, vehicles, and drivers. A new website provides a place to let lawmakers know about the problems and apply for compensation, when eligible. Photo credit A. Aoun.

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's harshest winter in decades has helped create some of the state's largest potholes in decades. But navigating a new website could help drivers get some financial relief. Steve Pontoni, director of communications with the Michigan Association for Justice, says most ...Read More

PHOTO: Small business owner Sue Krautbauer speaking Wednesday at the State Capitol about the challenges in finding a workable retirement plan. Photo credit: Seth Boffeli

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Across Minnesota, many workers dream of the day when they finally reach that age of retirement, but a new survey shows that a majority is not ready financially. Seth Boffeli, communications director for AARP Minnesota, says an AARP poll found that 76 percent of those age 45 ...Read More

PHOTO: Defending an anti-abortion bill passed by the Legislature could cost West Virginia as much of a million dollars. PHOTO of the state Capitol from Wikipedia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Defending the anti-abortion bill now on the governor's desk could cost West Virginia a lot of money. Lawmakers just passed a bill that originated with a national political group connected to Republican operative Karl Rove. It's a bill that critics say would almost certa ...Read More

PHOTO: This farm field was among those across Central Iowa that was flooded by heavy rains in 2013. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff

DES MOINES, Iowa – With the increase in droughts, floods and other weather extremes related to climate change, a new push is on across Iowa to take meaningful action. Matt Russell, a farmer in Marion County and state food policy project coordinator at Drake University Agricultural Law Center ...Read More

PHOTO: The ACLU of Nevada says a lawsuit settlement ends the practice of pregnant prison inmates being shackled. Photo courtesy South Dakota Department of Corrections.

LAS VEGAS – The ACLU of Nevada says a recent lawsuit settlement will end the practice of shackling pregnant prison inmates. Staci Pratt, legal director at the ACLU of Nevada, says the Nevada Board of State Prison Commissioners adopted new regulations restricting the use of restraints on preg ...Read More

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The words Common Core have been echoing around homes and schools in North Carolina, but educators and parents now are beginning to see exactly what it means for the state's children. The nationwide set of standards offers a set of language and math curriculum goals for stud ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Data from Maplight highlights the so-called

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research shows the influence of the growth of undisclosed political contributions or dark money on elections in Ohio. According to a MapLight analysis, more than $13 million in undisclosed donations were contributed in the 2012 congressional race in Ohio. Spokeswoman P ...Read More

PHOTO: Tax cuts for business are on the table at the Idaho Legislature, and a new report from the Institute for Taxation and Economy Policy shows that legislators should ask some tough questions about how those cuts will be paid for. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – Tax cuts for business are on the table at the Idaho Legislature, and a report from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy today shows that legislators should ask some tough questions about how those cuts will be paid for. The report finds big, profitable companies cons ...Read More

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