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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: February 10, 2016

Efforts last year by the Indiana Higher Education Commission increased the number of students applying for financial aid by five percent (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Thousands of students miss out on the chance to go to college every year because they don't file for financial aid in time, so this year there's a big push to get them to meet the March 10 deadline for FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Kaylee Showers, ...Read More

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DENVER - February is "National Youth Voter Month," an effort by the League of Women Voters to help young people embrace and navigate the electoral process. In Colorado, 16 year olds can pre-register when they take their driver's license test, and can vote after they turn 18. Marlu Burkamp, spokesw ...Read More

Conservation groups are fighting to remove a dam in Southeastern Montana in order to save the endangered pallid sturgeon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

GLENDIVE, Mont. - The public has a little over a week left to offer opinions about the fight to save an ancient species of fish from localized extinction on the Yellowstone River in Southeastern Montana. The endangered pallid sturgeon has survived for millennia, and individual fish can live 60 ye ...Read More

A move to set up six weeks of paid parental leave is gaining support from Minnesota workers. (iStockphoto)

ST PAUL, Minn. - A plan to ensure that Minnesota state employees have six weeks of paid parental leave is earning praise from workers. Governor Mark Dayton's proposal is part of his supplemental budget package, which still needs approval from state lawmakers. The idea, however, falls in line with ...Read More

U.S. immigration officials say they are taking a hands-off policy toward churches that provide sanctuary to refugees who could be deported. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - A church in Texas has given a Guatemalan refugee sanctuary and is hoping that more religious organizations will follow suit. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas has taken in a woman who church officials will only call Hilda. She says she came to the U.S. to escape vio ...Read More

Early learning advocates are rallying in Boise today to promote state funding for pre-kindergarten programs.(anitapeppers/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Early childhood education advocates are holding a rally today on the steps of the state Capitol in Boise calling for state funded pre-kindergarten for four year olds. Idaho is one of only five states that invests zero state dollars in early childhood programs. Beth Oppenheimer, execu ...Read More

Agriculture is the major source of nitrogen and sediment pollution.  (Lynn Betts/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Environmentalists are concerned that the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday is short of the resources needed to meet the state's clean water obligations. Harry Campbell, director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania office says it will take almost $380 millio ...Read More

The first case of Zika virus is confirmed in Tennessee by the State Department of Health. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely ...Read More

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