PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 

President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Archive: March 24, 2016

Food banks across Florida are anticipating increased demand in the coming weeks, as changes to federal SNAP benefits take effect. (Maryhere/morguefile)

MIAMI, Fla. - Adding to the pressure of the job search, many unemployed Floridians risk losing an important safety net if they can't find a job, enroll in school, or enter a job-training program. Florida is one of several states to reinstate time limits on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...Read More

During spring, the amount of trash thrown out increases, and Missouri's recycling advocates hope it all ends up in the right place. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Vernal Equinox has a strange effect on many people, experts say it can increase metabolism and turnover of brain neurotransmitters, giving a sense of renewal and new beginnings. That may help explain people's instinctive need to declutter, organize and clean in the spring ...Read More

A Boston-based children's advocacy group has filed a complaint against the

BOSTON - A Boston-based children's advocacy group says a video learning series is back at it again, making "unfounded claims" about infants' ability to learn, even during the first 18 months in the crib. Executive Director Josh Golin says his group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, first ...Read More

Walking School Bus programs encourage students to walk to class instead of riding in a bus or car. (American Heart Association)

DES MOINES, Iowa – It isn't yellow and it doesn't have wheels, but a special type of bus intends to safely get some Iowa children to school this spring. It's called a Walking School Bus, and it encourages students to hoof it to class instead of riding in a bus or car. The Perry Community S ...Read More

The amount of financial compensation child sexual abuse victims can receive is at the heart of a case the Ohio Supreme Court is expected to rule on soon. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio Supreme Court decision is expected soon that could impact the amount of financial compensation child sexual abuse victims can receive. Jessica Simpkins was raped at the age of 15 by her church pastor – a man hired by Grace Brethren Church in Sunbury despite the ...Read More

The Monarch butterfly is disappearing but home gardeners can help by planting milkweed, which is its only breeding habitat. (U.S Fish and Wildlife Service)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Scientists who have been analyzing data collected on monarch butterflies got a bit of good news recently. There were more of them wintering in Mexico than anticipated. Brice Semmens, assistant professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, says they're not out of the wood ...Read More

The Colorado House is considering a bill that would close a loophole allowing courts to use jail, or threat of jail time, to get people to pay fines. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado Springs this week officially ended its so-called debtors' prison, and today the Colorado House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would bar the practice throughout the state. Denise Maes, public policy director for ACLU Colorado, explains a number of munic ...Read More

Raleigh is one of fastest growing metro areas in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. (JamesWillamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – People are moving to the Tar Heel State – particularly to its metro areas. Census data released today names Raleigh as the 16th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, and found Charlotte also has seen significant gains in the last year. Statewide, between 2 ...Read More

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