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PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 


Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Archive: April 15, 2016

Two-thirds of fourth-graders are not reading at grade level in the United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Reading Partners)

SEATTLE - It's National Volunteer Week, a celebration of all those who give their time to support their communities, and Washingtonians get high marks for their service. One-third of the state's residents volunteered, giving 155 million hours of their time in 2014, according to the Corporation for ...Read More

Thousands of low-income and immigrant children in Illinois could lose health-insurance coverage if lawmakers do not extend the Covering All Kids Health Insurance Act. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A coalition of religious, business and health-advocacy groups this week delivered a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers, asking them to renew the Covering All Kids Health Insurance Act. The law is slated to lapse at the beginning of July, and supporters say if that h ...Read More

Since 2001, Fresh Alliance has redirected 80 million pounds of food from being wasted in Oregon. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's National Volunteer Week, and some Oregonians are taking note by helping to feed those in need. Nearly 15 percent of Oregon families were food insecure, or had trouble putting meals on the table, at some point during 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's last ...Read More

Rice is Arkansas' number one crop, and opening up trade with Cuba could mean a boost to the state's economy. (USDA)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Human-rights issues and free elections continue to be at the forefront of the United States' tentatively renewed relationship with Cuba. President Obama visited the country recently and has taken some steps toward lifting the trade embargo, but that would need congressional appr ...Read More

For National Library Week, the Laconia Public Library has been partnering with the New Hampshire Bar Association to provide free foreclosure-relief programs. (Found5dollar)

LACONIA, N.H. - National Library Week is being celebrated in lots of ways in the Granite State. At the Laconia Public Library, the focus has been on helping locals in financial distress learn about ways to save their homes. Julie Todaro, president-elect of the American Library Association, said th ...Read More

The drinking water for 900,000 Indiana residents is threatened by contamination from coal-ash lagoons, according to the Hoosier Environmental Council. (Nick Katula)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has the highest number of coal-ash lagoons in the country, and a series of films documenting the threat they pose if a toxic spill occurs is being shown in various locations around the state this month. The movies paint a grim picture of what life looks like in communities th ...Read More

In 2015, more federal taxpayer dollars went toward health care than to the Pentagon. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michiganders will be spending the weekend crunching the numbers on their tax returns ahead of Monday's deadline. But do taxpayers realize exactly where their money is going? The National Priorities Project's annual breakdown of income tax spending by the federal government sho ...Read More

A local peace activist says police in Washington, D.C., should expect to cope with even more mass arrests next week as the Democracy Spring effort combines with Democracy Awakening to put the focus on voter suppression. (NH Rebellion)

BOSTON - Police in Washington, D.C., should be prepared for an even bigger round of mass arrests on Monday, local advocates say, as Democracy Spring activists from Massachusetts and the nation call attention to voter suppression. Dylan Lazerow, a national field organizer for Massachusetts Peace Act ...Read More

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