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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Archive: July 11, 2016

SNAP benefits will be matched dollar for dollar when purchasing Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables at more than 30 farmers markets and other outlets. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Food stamps are now worth double for fresh fruits and vegetables at more than 30 farmers markets and other outlets in Colorado. Double Up Food Bucks Colorado allows SNAP recipients to use their EBT cards and get up to $20 worth of extra fresh produce per visit at participating locat ...Read More

A federal report says one in five Texas nursing-home residents is given antipsychotic drugs as a means of restraint. (TommL/iStockphoto)
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AUSTIN, Texas - Nursing homes in Texas are routinely over-medicating residents with strong antipsychotic drugs, according to federal data, and AARP Texas is pushing state regulators to end the practice. A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in Texas, nursing-home resident ...Read More

Raising the cigarette tax $1 would prevent 48,100 kids from starting to smoke, according to advocates of the increase. (Valentin Ottone/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A dollar a pack: that's the call from a coalition of health groups who want Pennsylvania to raise the tax on cigarettes. The American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and the American Heart Association have issued the call to state legislators. The groups say tobacco cause ...Read More

About 57 percent of MAP grant recipients in Illinois are first-generation college students. (U.S. Dept. of Education)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State lawmakers recently provided some relief to students eligible for Monetary Award Program, or MAP, grants, but other students are still uncertain about their college-funding plans. Stopgap funding recently signed into law covered funding for all 2015-2016 MAP claims, ...Read More

Top Tier gasoline keeps engines 19 times cleaner than non-Top Tier gas, according to a new study. (Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Choosing the right gasoline could keep your engine cleaner and your car running longer, according to a new study from the American Automobile Association. AAA says it commissioned an independent lab to study the difference between gasoline designated Top Tier and other non-Top Tier ...Read More

The public comment period ends Friday, July 15, on a proposal to transfer the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (Buffalo Field Campaign)

PABLO, Mont. - This week is the public's last chance to weigh in on proposed legislation to transfer management of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The Bison Range Working Group holds a community meeting tomorrow night in the town of Pablo, and the online publ ...Read More

Advocates for farmworkers, some seen here at a workshop on pesticides in June 2015, say CalEPA hasn't done enough to regulate pesticide spraying near schools. (Californians for Pesticide Reform)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 150 farmworkers' families and their advocates plan to rally tomorrow in front of the California state PEA office in Sacramento. The groups are concerned with the toxicity of pesticides applied near schools, and say they've been waiting for the Department of Pesticide Regul ...Read More

Highland Appalachian spruce can help reduce the amount of carbon in the air. (Forest Wander/Wikipedia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Restoring highland Appalachian spruce forests could help reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. All healthy forests take CO2 out of the air and trap carbon in the trees and the ground. But, according to soil scientist Stephanie Connolly who works in the Monongahela Nation ...Read More

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