PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 

The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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With North Carolina's aging population expected to increase over the next several decades, a report from the North Carolina Justice Center underlines the importance of living wages for caregivers. Photo credit: Ladyheart/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The hourly amount Medicaid is willing to reimburse for caregiver support of older North Carolinians, or others in need, has decreased by almost $2 since state cuts were enacted in 2014. As a result, North Carolina caregivers are now paid $4 an hour less than the national averag ...Read More

PHOTO: Workers on Long Island and across the country have been rallying to make the minimum wage a living wage, which they say means $15 an hour. Photo courtesy of Long Island Jobs with Justice.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Workers for Nassau County are getting a small pay raise for a big reason. On Friday, the county announced its minimum pay for county workers and contractors will increase to $15.54 per hour. At only four cents, it isn't a big raise – but it's just enough to keep pace w ...Read More

PHOTO: Every year billions of gallons of raw sewage overflow into New York lakes and rivers, and a new DEC proposal may not require all overflow incidents to be reported. Photo courtesy New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection.

NEW YORK – Environmentalists are raising a stink over a loophole in proposed regulations for reporting overflowing sewage systems in New York state. Every year, heavy rains cause billions of gallons of bacteria-laden raw sewage to overflow from sewer systems into lakes and rivers across the s ...Read More

Pastor Rodgers says the bombing will not deter church services or its mission in the community. Courtesy: Calvary Baptist Church

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Pastor Scott Rodgers with Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, one two churches in the city where bombs exploded during Sunday morning services, says the violent act will not deter his church's mission. Rodgers says it is remarkable there were no injuries from either blast ...Read More

Texas is on the hook to reduce carbon emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. Credit: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons.

HOUSTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a significant step to slash carbon pollution with Monday's release of the Clean Power Plan. The plan calls for states to reduce emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuels by over 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Juan Pa ...Read More

It's National Farmers Market Awareness Week in the Gem State. Credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho – This week marks National Farmers Market Week in Idaho, as proclaimed by Governor Butch Otter. One goal of the week is to highlight the role markets play in local economies by keeping money in communities and strengthening local food systems. Ariel Agenbroad with University of ...Read More

The EPA released its final Clean Power Plan on Monday. Cold water fisheries in Montana have been affected by climate change because of reduced water volume, increased pollution and warming water temperatures. Credit: National Park Service.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – The EPA's Clean Power Plan was finalized Monday, and the decision is connected to Montana's energy industry, agriculture and recreation. The plan requires states to reduce carbon emissions to slow the pace of climate change. While the plan allows states to decide how to d ...Read More

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