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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Archive: May 29, 2014

PHOTO:  An AARP survey finds strong support among Kentuckians for age discrimination legislation now before Congress.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four out of five older Kentuckians support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace. A new AARP poll of voters 50 plus finds 82 percent in favor of Congress passing the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. Cristina Martin Firvid ...Read More

PHOTO: Cover crops, like the clover seen here, are becoming quite popular among Wisconsin farmers looking to prevent erosion, reduce soil loss, and retain nutrients. (UW Extension photo)

MADISON, Wis. - Cover crops are becoming more prevalent on Wisconsin farms, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a July 11 deadline for landowners to apply for funds to defray the cost of planting the crop. According to NCRS State Resource Conservationist Patrick Murp ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservationists want people to connect to the Buffalo River, because they say that will help protect it. Picture courtesy of thecitywire.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Faced with possible contamination from a huge confined hog feeding operation, fans of the Buffalo River are bringing attention to the waterway in order to protect it. On Tuesday, the National Parks Conservation Association and others will take members of the media for a fl ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Shale gas is expected to be underneath the surface of several regions of North Carolina, and state lawmakers are working on legislation to fast-track hydraulic fracturing to access the resource. Courtesy: NC Center for Geographic Information

RALEIGH, N.C. – It might not be long before the sounds of drilling and rumble of heavy equipment could be echoing in parts of the state – after surprise moves by State House members this week that advanced legislation to put fracking on the fast track. The controversial process of hydr ...Read More

PHOTO: The State Senate has passed a bill to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles in every community, especially for disadvantaged residents who often live in communities with the poorest air quality. The Charge Ahead California Initiative now goes to the Assembly for consideration. Photo credit: University of Southern California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill charging ahead in the State Legislature aims to put 1 million electric vehicles on the roadways over the next decade by improving consumer incentives and rebates. The Charge Ahead California Initiative also aims to improve air quality and ensure electric vehicles ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers say the shooting rampage near UC Santa Barbara is a sad reminder of the need for more money to treat prisoners with mental illness. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says Senate Democrats are proposing the state spend $132 million on reducing recidivis ...Read More

PHOTO: The Center for Biological Diversity says its formal protest filed with the Bureau of Land Management over possible fracking in the state paves the way for future legal action. Photo credit: Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An effort to prevent "fracking" for natural gas in Nevada is at the heart of a conservation group's objection to a government sale of oil and gas leases. Rob Mrowka, senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, says his group has filed a formal protest with t ...Read More

PHOTO: The cleanup continues, but the amount of oil that spilled into the Green River from a leaking oil well last week near Green River, Utah, has not yet been determined. Photo credit: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

GREEN RIVER, Utah – As cleanup efforts continue, the amount of oil that entered the Green River is not yet known following last week's oil spill on public land near the city of Green River, Utah. According to Beth Ransel, field manager for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moab Field Offi ...Read More

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