PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 

Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Archive: April 3, 2015

PHOTO: Whether dealing with a sick child, other family member or a personal illness, Michiganders would be able to take paid time off under legislation that has been introduced in the state House and Senate. Photo credit: elinluna/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - For millions of Michiganders, taking a day off work because of their own or a family member's illness simply is not an option, but a broad coalition says changing that would make for a safer, healthier, more prosperous state. Legislation introduced in the state House would make pai ...Read More

PHOTO: Stopping a right to farm bill in Kentucky, which would have placed protections in the state Constitution, is a victory, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A controversial "right to farm" bill died with last week's end of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but the pros and cons of the legislation still are being argued - and the bill's sponsor says it will not go away. Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, said her bill, Senate ...Read More

PHOTO: Hands-on environmental education for children is the goal of ECO Center, whose founder, Emily Olliverdes, is among the Ohio women honored by the National Wildlife Federation for their role in conservation efforts. Photo courtesy of Chris Maxie, NWF.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio women are taking the lead in protecting the environment and reducing the impact of climate change, which is why they were honored this week by the National Wildlife Federation. Trish Demeter, managing director of energy and clean-air programs for the Ohio Environmental Council ...Read More

PHOTO: Saying it is best for Indiana, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed an amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday with changes intended to end concerns that it would allow businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Photo credit: Mark Taylor/Flickr Creative Commons.

INDIANAPOLIS - After a week of national public scrutiny, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday. Initially criticized by opponents as a license to discriminate, the law was changed to ensure it cannot be used to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bis ...Read More

A new law takes effect this month that places New York in the forefront for protecting thousands of consumers each year from surprise medical bills that often total tens of thousands of dollars. Courtesy: CIDNY

NEW YORK - New Yorkers can breathe a sigh of relief this month because they now have new protections from so-called surprise medical bills. Many New Yorkers ended up with big bills for out-of-network care because of visits to the emergency room. Chuck Bell, programs director for Consumers Union, sa ...Read More

PHOTO: The White House’s immigration reform actions have been stalled by a challenge in federal court, but city and state officials in New York still are preparing for them to take effect. Photo credit: SEIU/CC.

NEW YORK - The White House's immigration-reform actions have been stalled by a challenge in federal court, but city and state officials in New York still are preparing for them to take effect. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a task force to ...Read More

PHOTO: One thousand bottlenose dolphins have been found dead in an area stretching from the Florida Panhandle to the Texas-Louisiana border in the five years since the BP oil spill. Photo Credit: Courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

AUSTIN, Texas - Five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 workers and released at least 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists still are studying the environmental impacts. BP said its data shows the waters are returning to normal, but a new report by the Na ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakota is joining the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a new campaign to reduce the prevalence of diabetes. Photo credit: Alden Chadwick/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health has announced that it's joining forces with national health leaders for a new effort on diabetes prevention in the state. The program is called Prevent Diabetes STAT - or Screen, Test, Act - Today. Tera Miller, diabetes program director for th ...Read More

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