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PNS Daily Newscast -August 16, 2018 


Trump responds to a critic by revoking the security clearance of a former CIA director. Also on the Thursday rundown: farm groups urge speedy passage of the Farm Bill; and newspapers nationwide publish editorials denouncing anti-press rhetoric.

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Archive: May 11, 2016

With fishing season now open in Wisconsin, environmentalists are warning about the danger of mercury contamination and the need to curb it. (travelwisconsin.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the first week of fishing season is here in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources and the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, are warning anglers to be mindful of the dangers of mercury contamination in game fish. Every inland body of water ...Read More

People are encouraged to leave nonperishable foods next to their mailbox this coming Saturday. (USPS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Mark your calendar and start putting aside nonperishable food items. This Saturday, U.S. postal workers will be making the rounds, collecting food donations for needy families. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger event, held on the second Saturday in May, will take place in 10,000 cit ...Read More

LGBT advocates say no person should ever be made to feel guilty or ashamed of who they are. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - While transgender "bathroom bills" make headlines, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Michiganders face discrimination in many other facets of their lives. Ann Anglim of Fenton and her partner married in Canada, but their union was not legally recognized here until the U.S. Sup ...Read More

Getting a government-issued photo ID is easier said than done for thousands of North Carolinians, but a new program is creating a community-issued ID. (FaithAction)

RALEIGH, N.C. - While the debate over just who should be eligible for a state-issued ID continues, North Carolina communities are taking the matter into their own hands. A growing number of cities and counties in the state are offering a FaithAction ID - a document people unable to get a government ...Read More

Animal welfare advocates say regulation of factory farms is needed to protect public health, the environment and the animals themselves. (National Institute of Health)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been a busy year for animal-rights advocates in Missouri. They've been fighting nearly two dozen bills, all being considered in this last week of the legislative session. Bob Baker, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, said most are aimed at ...Read More

Advocates are pushing for a child-care tax credit based on family income that would let parents choose their own child-care facility. (Sierra Black)

INDIANAPOLIS - Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child-care sup ...Read More

Thousands of children are waiting to be adopted in Arkansas, including many siblings who don't want to be separated. (Arkansas DCFS)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - This is National Foster Care Month, and advocates hope to bring awareness to the issue so more children can find a permanent home. Several nonprofit groups in Arkansas try to recruit and work with foster families. One is Project Zero, whose executive director, Christie Erwin, ha ...Read More

The spotted frog's critical habitat is in Deschutes, Jackson, Klamath, Lane and Wasco counties. (Maria Thi Mai/Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week designated more than 65,000 acres and 20 miles of river in Oregon and Washington as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog. The threatened Northwest amphibian has lost 90 percent of its former range and is no longer found in Califor ...Read More

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