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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: September 22, 2016

Local union and social-justice advocates say important questions linger about Gov. Paul LePage's plan to use a private contractor to administer a Maine job-training program. (MSEA)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has said he doesn't understand all the hoopla, but questions remain about his plan to contract with an out-of-state company to administer part of the state's welfare program. According to Maine State Employees Association President Ramona Welton, Gov. LePage ...Read More

Parents and advocates for English-language learners gathered for a recent summit on Oregon's ELL programs. (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the start of a new school year, there's renewed interest in a bill passed unanimously by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, aimed at improving programs for Oregon's 57,000 students learning English. Many school districts have struggled to provide proper instruction for English- ...Read More

Saturday is National Public Lands Day, and entrance to federally owned public lands is free. (RogerMcCoy/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Saturday, September 24 is National Public Lands Day and entrance to all federally owned public lands is free on Saturday in celebration. Conservationists and outdoor sportsmen are encouraging people across North Carolina to use this opportunity to venture into some of the sta ...Read More

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. (USFWS)

SALT LAKE CITY – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's landmark decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. The bird, known for its colorful mating dance, once numbered as many as 16 million, but has dropped to between 200,000 a ...Read More

Full-time working women in Washington make about 79 percent as much as their male counterparts. (AFGE/flickr)

SEATTLE – If the gender pay gap continues to close at its current rate, women will reach pay equity with men in 2059, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women. Called The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, the report finds full-time working women are slow ...Read More

Native Americans are leading efforts to restore sections of the Rio Grande watershed in southern Colorado. (Conservation Lands Foundation)

ALAMOSA, Co. – Five young people from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico have traveled north to complete wildlife habitat and water-restoration projects at the Rio Grande Natural Area near Antonito, Colorado. Angel Peña, conservation program associate with the Conservation Lands Foundation ...Read More

Idaho has nearly 20,000 miles of bike trails in national forests outside of wilderness-designated areas. (Linda Paul/flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Congress is briefly back in session, and one of the bills being considered could open up wilderness-designated areas to mountain biking. Senate Bill 3205, called the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act, was introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and co-sponsored by Orrin ...Read More

A new poll shows a majority of people in Taos County support additional protections for roadless areas near the Pecos Wilderness.(Joelle Marier)

TAOS, N.M. - A solid majority of people in Taos County is behind the idea of adding new protections to the lands surrounding the Pecos Wilderness, according to a new poll commissioned by The Wilderness Society. The survey showed that 95 percent said public lands are important to their quality of lif ...Read More

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