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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2021 


Pro-democracy groups in West Virginia urging support for the "For the People Act;" the debate rages on over Michigan's proposed trans sports ban.


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A House bill pushing states on permit-to-purchase handgun laws aims to cut gun violence; HUD Secretary announces nearly $5B in rental assistance; and record numbers of asylum seekers turned back from U.S. are seeking sanctuary in Mexico.

Archive: January 25, 2018

Advocates are asking for more oversight of confined animal feeding operations. (hecweb.org)

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers will consider several bills that are important to the environment this legislative session. They cover solar, state forests, safe drinking water and factory-farm pollution. Tim Maloney, senior policy director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, said there ...Read More

Between 2008 and 2016, Minnesota's crime rate dropped 24 percent while the incarceration rate rose 1 percent. (Dave Nakayama/FlickR)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that incarceration rates fell across the nation from their record high 10 years ago. Crime rates also fell, but in Minnesota, while the crime rate has dropped, too, the incarceration rate has risen slightly. Kelly Mitchell ...Read More

More than 800,000 Washingtonians are family caregivers. (StockSnap/Pixabay)
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — With Washingtonians aging rapidly, how will the state provide long-term care? Many groups believe the bipartisan legislation known as the Long-Term Care Trust Act is one solution. The novel program would provide long-term care insurance through a payroll deduction of about 0 ...Read More

Seventy-one percent of Coloradans participate in outdoor recreation every year, making it a good fit for this week's Outdoor Retailer show. (nature.org)

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DENVER — The Outdoor Retailer trade show will exhibit its merchandise in Denver this week, after moving to Colorado from Utah. The trade show declined to sign a new contract with Utah over its perceived lack of commitment to federal- and public-land preservation, saying Colorado better align ...Read More

The proposed Tenmile Wilderness is part of legislation to protect lands on the Continental Divide. (John Fielder)

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DENVER — A new bill introduced in both houses of Congress on Wednesday would further protect close to 100,000 acres of the White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle counties. The Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Act would create three new wilderness areas for the ...Read More

A regional blood center official says donating a single pint of blood can save the lives of as many as three hospital patients. (maduriblooddonor.org)

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The weather and widespread flu outbreaks have created a shortage of blood supplies in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. LifeServe, a non-profit community blood center that serves the region, says December and January are typically the worst months for blood donations. But ...Read More

The fallout of the Nassar sexual-abuse scandal goes far beyond Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. (lovelac/wikimediacommons)

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Disgraced Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison this week for sexually assaulting dozens of athletes in his care. One psychologist says the case speaks to a much bigger cultural crisis. Many of the 156 women who came for ...Read More

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona is one of dozens under review for possible adjustments to their boundaries. (kcconnors/morguefile)

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PHOENIX – More than 1,200 military veterans signed a letter that was just sent to President Donald Trump asking him to maintain the boundaries of special places such as Ironwood Forest and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments in Arizona, Gold Butte in Nevada and Cascade Siskiyou National Monume ...Read More

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