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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2020 


The pandemic isn't stopping MLK Day celebrations of justice, equality and public service; the Maryland Justice Program fights for a women's pre-release program.


2021Talks - January 18, 2021 


Quiet weekend; Kamala Harris set to resign from U.S. Senate; Biden announces ambitious plans for his first 10 days; and Lindsey Graham has warnings for both President and President-elect.

Archive: April 11, 2016

Environmental activism is flourishing in Kentucky's communities of nuns, a commitment the sisters describe as a sacred trust. (Laura Michele Diener)

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MARION COUNTY, Ky. – Environmental activism is flourishing in communities of Roman Catholic nuns stretching from the Bluegrass to Appalachia. Susan Classen is among 85 women who live at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto. Those 788 acres of land in Marion County are home to both vowed ...Read More

Like much of the country, North Dakota's emergency ambulance system is facing staffing and funding shortages. (iStockphoto)

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Emergency ambulance services across the country are facing serious staffing shortages, but some health care groups in North Dakota are trying to take the lead on the issue. According to the state's EMS Association, most of those services rely on trained volunteer emergency ...Read More

Workers took nearly a decade to replace every lead water pipe in Madison, Wis., but now the city and state are helping other communities struggling with the problem. (Madison Water Utility)

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MADISON, Wis. - Several years ago, long before the crisis in Flint, Mich., Madison became the first community in the nation to replace all lead water pipes. Several other Wisconsin communities – including Green Bay, Wausau, Kaukauna, Marshfield and others – either have replacement pro ...Read More

Health advocates say Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to overhaul Illinois' home and community care program could force thousands of seniors into nursing homes. (iStockphoto)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers are taking a close look this week at proposed changes to the state's senior home care program that would slash funding by about $200 million. Advocates for the state's aging population say Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal could force more than 40,000 senior ...Read More

The Minnesota Farmers Union is supporting plans to provide low-cost loans and grants to bring more farmers and mobile food markets to greater Minnesota. (iStockphoto)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of rural Minnesotans are having a tougher time accessing healthy foods than 10 years ago, and the state's Farmers Union is backing a plan to help. A recent survey of greater Minnesota grocery store owners by the University of Minnesota Extension finds that most co ...Read More

The future of mandatory minimum sentencing is now in the hands of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. (Swampyank/English Wikipedia)

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BOSTON - It is now up to the state's highest court to determine whether a judge in a drug case can impose a sentence lower than the mandatory minimum under state law. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments last week. ACLU of Massachusetts legal director Matt Segal argues ...Read More

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

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LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can ...Read More

Pope Francis released his second exhortation, called

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SEATTLE – Pope Francis got the attention on Friday of the nearly one in five Washingtonians who practice the Roman Catholic faith with the release of a document called "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love." In the document, Francis asks priests and bishops to be more lenient of people who ...Read More

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