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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown we continue our reporting on a first-of-its-kind report calls for better policies for children living in foster care; plus got gratitude this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Archive: October 26, 2016

Wisconsin still has 176,000 lead pipes carrying water into homes, which is one reason for the state's higher percentage of children with high blood lead levels. (Giambra/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's blood lead poisoning levels among children are similar to the 2015 rate in Flint, Mich., according to a new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF). This is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, and blood lead poisoning is termed a prev ...Read More

Lawyers in Nevada are offering free legal advice for National Pro Bono Celebration Week. (Morgan4uall/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS – Navigating legal matters can be tricky, especially for people struggling to pay the bills, so lawyers are offering free legal advice during National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Nevadans can get one-on-one consultations with lawyers on civil legal matters at the Ask-A-Lawyer clinic, ...Read More

Virginia educators say some of the public ed progress made in the state may be at risk in the presidential election. (Woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. – State educators say Virginia public education has a lot at risk in the presidential election. Last year, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a replacement for the previous No Child Left Behind. But Jim Livingston, president of the Virginia Education A ...Read More

The antics, accusations and scandals of the presidential campaigns are creating heated conversations in some classrooms. (Lead Beyond/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa – In what used to be a perfect time for a lesson in how government works, the tone of the presidential campaign is creating uncomfortable conversations in high school classrooms. With the presidential election focused on the antics, accusations and scandals involving the cand ...Read More

Civic groups are encouraging Coloradans to vote all the way to the bottom of the ballot. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The presidential election is just under two weeks away, and many Colorado residents already have received ballots by mail. Voters face a long list of choices this year – national, state and local candidates, ballot initiatives, amendments and judges – and Cath Perrone, vi ...Read More

According to a new report, Washington's economy is improving, but the cost of living also is rising. (OFL Communications Department/Flickr)

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Jobs are coming back and incomes are improving across Washington state, but families still are struggling to pay for the basics, according to a new report. The analysis Time for a Raise: Statewide Growth and Washington's Minimum Wage found many of the jobs in the Evergreen ...Read More

A new report says Pennsylvania's proposed pension bill would likely increase costs more than its projected savings. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – No savings for the state, but big cuts for retirees. Those are the findings of a report on proposed state pension reforms. The report from the Keystone Research Center says the "three-way hybrid" reform being proposed by Republican lawmakers would not save the state any mone ...Read More

The movement to get a $15 hourly minimum wage is focusing on the swing states ahead of the election. (Fight for 15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There's a push in the last couple of weeks before the election to get the 64 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour to get out and vote. This week, Fight for 15 Kansas City hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall event, featuring first-time voters from swing states expla ...Read More

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