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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Archive: February 29, 2016

Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville speaks at a recent luncheon of Nashville Cable, a networking group for women. (Nashville Cable)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Three Tennessee cities top the list when it comes to their support of women-owned businesses. The findings from a WalletHub study commissioned by American Express OPEN recognized Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis in the top five out of 100 cities and Knoxville at 15th for thei ...Read More

Conservation groups are suing federal agencies for better protections for the greater sage-grouse. (USFWS)

DENVER - Conservation groups are suing federal agencies for better protections for the greater sage-grouse in more than a dozen land-management plans. The suit claims the plans fail to protect the iconic western bird from drilling, grazing and mining. Greta Anderson, deputy director of the Weste ...Read More

There are 38 nuclear reactors on the Great Lakes, and a watchdog group says more people need to get involved in the effort to protect our water. (Nuclear Energy Information Service)

INDIANAPOLIS – Between Canada and the United States there are 38 nuclear reactors on the Great Lakes, and a watchdog group says if something isn't done, the world's largest body of surface water will become a nuclear garbage dump. Dave Kraft, director of the Nuclear Energy Information Servic ...Read More

Organic farmers can start applying for a program to help them pay for conservation buffers on their lands. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Organic farmers in South Dakota and across the nation soon will have a new tool to help their bottom lines while protecting the environment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to help cover the costs of setting up about 20,000 acres of new conservation buff ...Read More

Some 290,000 Arkansas children quality for free or reduced-price lunch at school, and there's an effort under way to make sure they get breakfast too. (Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 60 percent of Arkansas children qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at school, and there's an effort underway to provide them with breakfast as well. The Food Research and Action Center's School Breakfast Scorecard for the 2014-2015 school year shows Arkansa ...Read More

Almost 90,000 4 year olds in upstate New York don't get full-day pre-K. (Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - In 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to make pre-K for 4 year olds universal in New York, but a new report says many upstate children still are going without. The report, called Too Many Children Left Behind, says in the first year the state added $340 million of funding for pre-K, bu ...Read More

Amanda Geraci was restrained while videotaping police at a protest. (ACLU of PA)

PHILADELPHIA – A federal district court has ruled that videotaping police is not necessarily protected by the First Amendment. In dismissing two cases brought by people who had been physically restrained by Philadelphia Police officers for videotaping them, Judge Mark Kearney said that witho ...Read More

Health advocates say giving drug users access to sterile needles will help fight the spread of HIV. (xenia/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With Florida leading the nation in the number of new HIV cases and facing a growing heroin epidemic, health advocates say a measure moving through the Legislature could help on both fronts. The program would create a pilot in Miami-Dade County, run by the University of Miami Ho ...Read More

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