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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2019 


Former V.P. Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign, warning that Trump is "a danger to the nation's character." Also on our Friday rundown: Six 2020 Dems to speak at a weekend forum in Vegas. Plus, thousands of Navajo homes get electricity for the first time.

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A ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court means families won't have their TANF funds cut for also receiving SSI payments to care for children with disabilities. (California State University)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled on a budgeting issue this month that should mean more funds are available for New Hampshire children with disabilities. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding is a fundamental lifeline for needy families, says Ruth Heintz, ...Read More

With school soon back in session, teachers are being called upon to help spot human-trafficking victims. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE — Indictments this week in a human-trafficking ring in Prince George's County bring to light the on-going issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. While there is more awareness about sexual assault and human trafficking, there is still not enough progress when it comes t ...Read More

A federal judge has ordered that Washington state must evaluate the mental competency of inmates in jail within two weeks. (the_kid_cl/flickr)

SEATTLE – Washington state owes nearly $500,000 in fines over the last month for failing to provide mental competency evaluations within a week to inmates in jail. The state has been fined $500 a day for each inmate who waits between 7 and 13 days for an evaluation, and a $1,000 each day aft ...Read More

The North Carolina Council of Churches is discussing ways congregations can engage in the political process and educate their members without endorsing a particular candidate. (rachjose/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — It's hard to exclude morality from the conversation this election season - particularly when discussing polarizing issues like immigration, a woman's right to choose and proposals to ban people of a particular faith from the country. For many North Carolinians, morality is r ...Read More

A lack of policies to regulate the use of tanning beds contributes to low marks for Utah in a new report on cancer policies. (jdurham/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report says Utah falls short when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent suffering and deaths from cancer. The annual rankings from the American Cancer Society look at each state's progress in public policies regarding tobacco use and preven ...Read More

About two-thirds of likely Ohio women voters age 50 and older think the next president needs to move swiftly to update Social Security. (DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Social Security turned 81 this week, and a new poll suggests some Ohio women are concerned about how many more birthdays the program will mark. In the AARP survey of likely female Ohio voters age 50 plus, about two-thirds believe the next president and Congress need to act q ...Read More

A new study of plants purchased at national retail outlets shows a drop in pesticides harmful to bees. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A campaign to protect declining bee populations is making progress. A new study conducted at garden centers across the U.S. found plants containing neonicotinoid pesticides dropped by more than half in just two years. According to Susan Kegley, the report's lead author and princip ...Read More

Developing offshore wind will be critical to meeting New York’s Clean Energy Standard. (Phil Hollman/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – The development of offshore wind power is finally taking off, and New York could soon be a major player. America's first offshore wind turbine was assembled earlier this month, the first of five that will generate 30 megawatts of power off the shore of Rhode Island. And accordin ...Read More

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