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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: April 18, 2016

Senate Bill 183 would deregulate the state's 911 service by stripping oversight from the Public Utilities Commission. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A last-minute bill making its way through the Colorado Senate would deregulate the state's 9-1-1 service by stripping oversight authority from the Public Utilities Commission, or PUC. Bill Levis is the lead advocacy volunteer with AARP Colorado. He says when you dial 9-1-1, you should be ...Read More

After bobcat hunting was made legal in Illinois last year, animal welfare groups say the animals need increased protections. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Wildlife protection groups are backing a bill that would ban the trapping of bobcats and the sale of their pelts in Illinois. Last year, state lawmakers gave the OK to allow sport hunting of bobcats for the first time in nearly 40 years. Marc Ayers, state director for the Hum ...Read More

Older Americans who take four or more daily medications are advised to keep a chart so they don't end up in the hospital because of a drug mishap. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

BALTIMORE – About half of older adults in the United States take four or more medications a day, and that can possibly lead to deadly errors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug reactions result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms eac ...Read More

Michigan social workers are helping install water filters in Flint homes. (Crossing Waters)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. – The national spotlight on Flint may have dimmed, but the city's water crisis is far from over. And that's why social workers in Michigan are continuing their boots-on-the-ground work to assist residents. Allan Wachendorfer, director of public policy with the Michigan chapt ...Read More

Obama’s executive order could affect millions of immigrants and their families. (z2amiller/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Thousands of immigrants gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington today. The Fight for Families rally included members of Congress, community, civil rights and labor leaders. Luba Cortes, an immigrant youth organizer with Make the Road New York, says the group wants ...Read More

A group of Indiana students got to take an educational trip to China. They say they came back realizing kids in both countries are very much the same. (Veronica Carter)

VALPARAISO, Ind. – A group of middle and high school students recently got to spend a week in China as part of a cultural education program with the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University. The students say they came home with the understanding that even though there may be 7,500 miles ...Read More

Missouri children need more exercise according to the latest

ST. LOUIS – The American Heart Association (AHA) and Shape America have released a report on how much physical activity children are getting, and the study found in many states, Missouri included, that exercise is lacking. AHA spokeswoman Karen Englert says children aren't doing enough to st ...Read More

Backers have high hopes for the economic impact of a proposed Birthplace of Rivers National Monument for eastern West Virginia. (BirthplaceofRivers.org)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Economic research is lending support to folks backing a new Birthplace of Rivers National Monument in eastern West Virginia. A report from the group Small Business Majority found national monuments contributed more than $150 million a year to local economies. A previous study ...Read More

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