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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2020 


The Biden inauguration speech, seen as a potential launching point for a resilient democracy; an increase in mental distress in Virginia.


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Quiet weekend; Kamala Harris set to resign from U.S. Senate; Biden announces ambitious plans for his first 10 days; and Lindsey Graham has warnings for both President and President-elect.

Archive: January 13, 2015

PHOTO: Ice fishing is a popular Michigan winter pastime, but a little planning and a lot of caution is necessary so a fun day on the ice doesn't turn tragic. Photo credit: TRooney/Morguefile.

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LANSING, Mich. - Baby, it's cold outside. But even with the subzero temperatures Michigan has experienced over the past few weeks, those who plan to go out on the ice to do some fishing, snowmobiling, or even skating still need to take precautions. Dean Molnar, assistant chief of law enforcement w ...Read More

PHOTO: Education will be a priority topic for the 2015 Tennessee legislature, which gavels into session Tuesday. Photo credit: Matt Turner/Flickr.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 109th session of Tennessee's General Assembly begins today with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core. Governor Bill Haslam has called for a review of Common Core after some lawmakers argued th ...Read More

PHOTO: The gavel comes down Tuesday to open the 2015 Texas legislature, and a battle is brewing over the ability of local governments to set their own rules. Photo credit: Stuart Seeger/Flickr.

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AUSTIN, Texas - Lawmakers convene at the state capitol in Austin today for the start of the 2015 legislature. Among the issues expected to be debated in this session is state versus local authority. Governor-elect Greg Abbott has proposed the elimination of what he calls a "patchwork quilt" of city ...Read More

PHOTO: Students from Oregon State University Cascades spent last year's MLK Day helping at the Bend Community Center. This year, the list of Central Oregon projects has grown from 10 to 22. Photo credit: Michelle Bauer.

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BEND, Ore. - It's less than a week until the nation commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday in King's name has become a national day of service, and some Oregonians have taken that mission to heart. In Central Oregon, Volunteer Connect has lined up 22 projects for chari ...Read More

PHOTO: Attorney Sara Rose with the Pennsylvania ACLU says a new state law tramples the free speech rights of prisoners and former prisoners. Photo courtesy S. Rose.

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PITTSBURGH - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit last week aimed at stopping enforcement of what it calls the "Silencing Act." Passed by the legislature last year, the act allows prosecutors or victims of a personal injury crime to obtain an injunction to prohi ...Read More

PHOTO: Radon testing kits can detect if there are dangerously high levels of radon in your home. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Radon is the most significant health risk homeowners face, and this month state leaders are encouraging residents to test their homes for the dangerous gas. According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, nearly 1,200 citizens die annually from radon-related lung cancer. ...Read More

PHOTO: The window for comments on proposed changes to Wisconsin farmland conservation practices is closing soon, and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and other Wisconsin agriculture organizations are encouraging farmers to make their voices heard. Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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EAST TROY, Wis. - For years, the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has partnered with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) and other Wisconsin agriculture groups to create partnerships and educational resources for farmers. New rules have been proposed for the NRCS Conserva ...Read More

PHOTO: Two Albuquerque police officers involved the fatal shooting of a homeless man are facing possible murder charges.<br />Photo credit: Dick Elbers/Wikimedia Commons.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is pursuing murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in the shooting death of a homeless man named James Boyd last March. The shooting occurred in the foothills of the nearby Sandia Mountains. Brandenburg announc ...Read More

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