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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Archive: February 8, 2016

Advocates for Minnesota's low-income families are pushing lawmakers to pass an increase in monthly cash assistance. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A year has passed since a state task force laid out solutions to some of the serious problems facing Minnesota's Family Investment Program, but not much has changed. Today, advocates for low-income families are in the Capitol, again asking lawmakers to implement some of the change ...Read More

Police should be called to Peck School in Holyoke less often as the result of a settlement with the school district that also calls for reducing the use of restraints on students with disabilities. (Jeff Joniec)

HOLYOKE, Mass. - It is an agreement that should mean fewer students ending up in restraints and fewer cops being called to respond to discipline issues at Peck School in Holyoke. Stanley Eichner is litigation director for the Disability Law Center, which launched an investigation into discipline ...Read More

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentuckians can donate some of their state income tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the fund helps food banks distribute surplus produce to hungry Kentuckians. "We know it works,” he states. “There ...Read More

Ohio's rate of new HIV infections is slightly higher than the national average. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has the resources needed to stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but according to new research from the Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are ...Read More

Research shows excess weight can impact the start of puberty in boys. (taliesin/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Childhood obesity is linked to multiple health problems for both boys and girls, but new research shows how extra weight has a different impact on boys than girls at puberty. Most studies have found puberty starts early in girls who are overweight or obese. With boys, most r ...Read More

In Colorado's last fiscal year, retail taxes on marijuana accounted for less than 1 percent of the state's overall income. (Hupu2/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – When voters in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, a new industry emerged, along with a new state revenue stream. According to early estimates from the Colorado Legislative Council, the state brought in more than $77 million dollars in marijuana taxes last fiscal year. Alex ...Read More

Nationally, 149 prisoners were exonerated in 2015. (Bubby1124/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – A record number of criminal convictions were overturned last year both nationally and here in New York. Of the 149 people exonerated across the country in 2015, 17 were in New York prisons, second only to Texas where 54 were found to be falsely convicted. That may not seem like ...Read More

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