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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2020 


The pandemic isn't stopping MLK Day celebrations of justice, equality and public service; the Maryland Justice Program fights for a women's pre-release program.


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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 5, 2015

PHOTO: You're never too old to learn a new skill, but too many Washingtonians apparently didn't learn soon enough to save for retirement. Only one in four is able to pay for long-term care services from savings. The Legislature is being asked to explore other options for financing care. Photo credit: photoprof/FeaturePics.com.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - It could be a tough sell in a year of such competing issues as education, mental health, and transportation, but advocates for Washington seniors and people with disabilities say 2015 also should be the year that the state does some serious planning for an "age wave" of soon-to-be r ...Read More

PHOTO: They put their own lives on hold for their nation, and now a new program aims to give back to those veterans who have fallen on hard times. Photo credit: ladyheart/morguefile.com.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - They served their nation and in many cases put their own lives on the line, but a large number of Missouri veterans are now homeless, which is why one nonprofit is reaching out to help connect them with the resources and skills they need to get back on their feet. Matthew Galli ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizona lawmakers will consider a bill in the upcoming legislative session that could triple the hourly wage of prison inmates. Photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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PHOENIX – Inmates serving time in Arizona prisons could get a pay raise if state lawmakers approve a bill being considered in the 2015 legislative session that starts Jan 12. State Senator-elect John Kavanagh, who has served multiple terms in the State House, introduced Senate Bill 1002, whi ...Read More

PHOTO: January often brings a double challenge for Wisconsin drivers, who must either battle bitter cold or slippery roads, sometimes both. AAA Wisconsin recommends staying with your vehicle if you break down or get in a wreck, it's safest to stay with your vehicle and wait for assistance. Photo credit: travelwisconsin.com

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MADISON, Wis. – January always brings challenges to motorists in one form or another, says Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA Wisconsin. Drivers face the challenges of bitter cold weather and slippery roads, and often both at the same time. One thing Jarmusz strongly recommen ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer advocates suggest if you want to get the most bang for your buck with your charitable donations in 2015, you should first do some homework. Credit: M. Clifford

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Now that 2015 has arrived, some people are making decisions about how to get the most bang for their buck with their charitable contributions in the new year. Local advocates suggest you do some research before you donate. Jackie MacKnight, director of community relations for th ...Read More

PHOTO: Rules for solar power in North Carolina remain intact under an order the state Utilities Commission recently released. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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RALEIGH, N.C. - As North Carolinians rang in the New Year, state regulators released long-anticipated rules for solar power in the state. Solar developers wanted expanded eligibility for contracts, and utilities proposed measures that would limit access. The state Utilities Commission rejected bo ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio's minimum wage increased by 15 cents on Jan. 1 to $8.10 an hour, sparking an estimated $36.3 million increase in economic growth. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the first full work week of 2015 begins, nearly 300,000 of the lowest-wage workers are earning a little bit more than they did last year. On Jan. 1, the minimum wage increased 15 cents to $8.10 per hour, the result of a voter-approved measure that provides annual cost of living w ...Read More

PHOTO: The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects and childhood disabilities. Photo credit: Meagan/Flickr.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is completely preventable, but there will be some 40-thousand babies born in the U.S. this year, including hundreds in Tennessee, diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Frederick Palmer, professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Cent ...Read More

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