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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Tips to avoiding crowds at Yellowstone include visiting less-traveled boardwalks such as the West Thumb Geyser Basin. (Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Reports on the GOP platform to be unveiled in Cleveland this week call for selling off some U.S. National Park lands, but it's not clear if that would make the crowds any smaller. Visiting Yellowstone National Park in the summer is an American vacation classic, and that also ...Read More

Coral canyons and seamounts off the Massachusetts coastline are being considered for National Marine Monument Designation. A new Edge Research poll finds overwhelming support for protecting the ocean. (NOAA)

BOSTON -- A new poll finds that four out of five Bay Staters support permanent protections for the ocean. A poll conducted by the Edge Research found strong bipartisan support for ocean protections, particularly over special areas. "80 percent of the people polled in Massachusetts support more prot ...Read More

Local mental health advocates plan an expo for service members, veterans and their families. They says there is a big gap in New Hampshire, because it is the only state without a military base. (NAMI)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire ranks in the top 10 in the nation as home to the most veterans, but it is also the only state that does not have a military base to help provide veteran services. Annette Carbonneau, director of Adult and Family Programs with the National Alliance on Mental Illn ...Read More

The first application to divert water from Lake Michigan has been approved. (wi.gov)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The first application to divert water from Lake Michigan has been approved, and a watchdog group in Indiana is praising the hard work that went into it, but says it will keep an eye on things to make sure all the rules are followed. The Great Lakes Regional Body and th ...Read More

According to a new survey, U.S. jails hold ten times more mentally ill individuals than hospitals. Jamycheal Mitchell died in jail after being arrested for stealing five dollars worth of snacks. (Youtube/the Mitchell family)

RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. jails are overrun with mentally ill inmates and are ill-equipped to deal with the problem, according to a recent survey of corrections staff. The study found that on average 16 percent of prisoners in the U.S. correctional system are seriously mentally ill. The study’s ...Read More

Another ruling is expected today in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. (baltimorecitypolicedept.org)

BALTIMORE – Another tragic weekend – this time with police officers killed in Baton Rouge, La. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, unrest continued as more than 60 people were arrested, 10 of them juveniles, accused of blocking traffic on Interstate 63. They were protesting what they consider v ...Read More

School lunch program enrollment may not accurately reflect family income. (USDA/flickr.com)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Counting how many children come from low-income families is one factor in distributing funds to schools. To do that count, the state has relied on the number of children who qualify for free or reduced price school lunches. But the introduction of the federal Community E ...Read More

About 55 percent of children in the juvenile justice system had at one time also been involved in the child welfare system. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Proposed federal legislation could help create a better path forward for some of Michigan's most vulnerable children. It's called the CONNECT act, which stands for Childhood Outcomes Need New Efficient Community Teams. It's co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan a ...Read More

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