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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2019 


The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

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The Community Eligibility Provision, a program that makes it easier for low-income students to get free breakfast and lunch at school, is under threat in Congress. (FRAC)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill in Congress could cut a program West Virginia has used to dramatically increase the number of students eating breakfast and lunch at school. The Community Eligibility Provision lets schools in high poverty areas make meals available to all, without individual eligi ...Read More

Legislation currently under debate in Congress could force schools to reapply in order to participate in free meal programs. (USDA)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Two bills to renew childhood nutrition programs are being debated by Congress, and advocates say if they are approved, it could become harder for schools to offer free meals to students in need. Under the microscope is the Community Eligibility Provision, which permits school s ...Read More

Opponents of Spectra Energy's natural gas pipeline plan are marching more than 40 miles today to protest transporting fracked gas into the Bay State. (350 Mass)

BOSTON – Opponents of building new fracking gas pipelines in Massachusetts plan to march more than 40 miles today to call attention to their cause. The march traces the route of the proposed Spectra Energy pipeline, according to Emily Kirkland, director of organizing for the group 350 Mass f ...Read More

Gun violence prevention groups say background checks should be required for every firearm purchase. <br />(Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The violence that has plagued the country this summer is intensifying calls for action on gun reform, with dozens of Ohioans headed to Washington today for a national rally. Jennifer Thorne, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, says despite mass sho ...Read More

The Turkey Point power station is the subject of a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit. (Fred Ward/U.S. National Archives and Records Administration via Wikimedia Commons)

MIAMI – Environmental advocates are wading into legal waters in an effort to protect Biscayne Bay from what they say is ongoing pollution from a Florida utility. The Turkey Point power plant outside Miami pumps millions of gallons of fresh water into canals each day to cool its two nuclear r ...Read More

Congress is considering a bill that would fund state pilot programs to help low-income families provide diapers for their children. (Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The literal dirty truth about child rearing is the high price of diapers - which can cost families from $70 to $80 per month per child. Congress is considering legislation that would fund pilot programs in states such as Tennessee to help low-income families afford this necessity. ...Read More

Rikers Island, where many of the 16- and 17-year-olds arrested in New York City wait for trial. (USGS/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – When 16 and 17-year-olds are arrested in New York state, they are automatically charged as adults, but advocates say there are steps city and state agencies can take to protect them. Despite a growing consensus that young brains still are developing past 20-years-of-age, New York ...Read More

State officials have issued health warnings over smoke from wildfires and increased ground-level ozone pollution. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado caught a break with heavy spring rains, but after a series of hot, dry days, wildfire season is now fully underway. Six fires burning across the state this week could leave some residents feeling out of sorts. Dawn Mullally, director of air quality and transportation with ...Read More

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