PNS Daily News - December 10, 2019 

Probe finds FBI not biased against Trump; yes, commuting is stressful; church uses nativity scene for statement on treatment of migrants; report says NY could add cost of carbon to electricity prices with little consumer impact; and a way to add mental health services for rural areas.

2020Talks - December 10, 2019 

Today's human rights day, and candidates this cycle talk a lot about what constitutes a human right. Some say gun violence and access to reproductive health care and abortions are human rights issues.

Archive: May 21, 2014

PHOTO: Rhonda Duerst, who chairs the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition, says the number of people with asthma in Wisconsin has increased in the past decade, but the number of hospitalizations and ER visits is down. (Photo provided by Duerst)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - May is Asthma Awareness Month, the time of year when people with the condition begin to suffer. "You have pollens - for instance, you have your tree pollens right now are high; then we'll go into our grass pollens, and as summer goes on we get ragweed, as well as people spending t ...Read More

PHOTO: Cars are still allowed on 19 miles of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but vehicles are restricted on another 11 miles of beach to preserve habitat for nesting birds and sea turtles. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

AVON, N.C. - This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of tourists will flock to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in hopes of taking in the fresh air and frolicking in the saltwater. Their temporary reprieve is a permanent home for sea turtles and other wildlife now reaping the rewards of greater protecti ...Read More

PHOTO: May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the thousands of Illinoisans who provide safe and secure care for children who can't stay with their biological families. Photo credit: Ben Grader/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Thousands of Illinoisans open their homes and hearts each year to care for children going through a difficult time in their lives. May is National Foster Care Month, and foster parents across the state are being recognized for the sacrifices they make for kids who cannot remain w ...Read More

PHOTO: The first annual Honor Ride Ohio in New Albany will raise money to help injured veterans heal through cycling. The public can join in on the 35- and 70-mile rides. Photo courtesy Ride 2 Recovery.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of Ohioans will be pushing pedals this Memorial Day weekend to help the nation's healing heroes. The first annual "Honor Ride Ohio," a noncompetitive cycling event open to all veterans and the public, will be held Saturday in the Columbus area. One of the riders will be A ...Read More

PHOTO: Vineyards near Seneca Lake and the tourism they attract are threatened by plans to expand and add oil and gas facilities on the western shore, according to opponents of the development. Photo credit: Tthass/Wikimedia Commons.

READING, N.Y. - You may have heard one of New York's latest tourism commercials: "I'm Meryl Streep and New York is my home. One of my favorite places is the Finger Lakes." However, according to the co-founder of an activist group, plans for expanding and adding gas and oil facilities on the shore of ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 140 million ash trees cover the state of Indiana, and experts say this is the peak season for potential threats to their survival by the destructive emerald ash borer. Photo credit: D. Herms, The Ohio State University.

INDIANAPOLIS - State leaders are asking residents to do their part to stop a pesky beetle from destroying ash trees in Indiana. The emerald ash borer feeds on wood, killing branches and entire trees. State entomologist Phillip Marshall, a forest health specialist at the Department of Natural Resour ...Read More

PHOTO: Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban did not survive its most recent court challenge. It was overturned by a federal judge on Tuesday. Photo credit: innovatedcaptures/iStockphoto.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Saying it discriminates against gay men and lesbians, a federal judge has struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a widow, 11 couples who wish to marry in Pennsylvania or want the Commonwealth to recognize their marriages from other ...Read More

PHOTO: A national report on early childhood education funding and enrollment figures by state ranks Nevada near the bottom. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Early Education.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada ranks near the bottom nationally for enrollment and funding of early-childhood education, according to the latest "State of Preschool" report from the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. The institute's director, professor Steven Barnett ...Read More

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