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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Archive: October 24, 2018

A new report says 14 percent of all Ohio households struggle to afford food. (@debb_a/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State is making modest gains in reducing its poverty rate, but millions of Ohioans still struggle to make ends meet. According to the Ohio Poverty Snapshot released this week, 1.5 million people in the state remain in poverty and 3.5 million are considered near that lev ...Read More

A CDC study suggests the price of child abuse to society could be offset by evidence-based intervention methods. (ponce_photography/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho - More than a child's well-being is at stake when they are abused. Society pays a price as well, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the economic burden of abuse is substantially higher than previously estimated. The study found that the lifetime c ...Read More

Renato Quintero, a janitor in Hillsboro, Ore., says he wants to get along with everyone. He's worried he could be stopped and questioned more often by police if Measure 105 passes. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Some people of color in Oregon are afraid racial profiling by police could become more frequent if a measure to repeal the state's sanctuary status passes in November. Measure 105 would roll back a 31-year-old law that forbids the use of state and local resources to enforce federal ...Read More

As a state, Minnesota would see greater prosperity if it did more to support low-income families, according to a new report from the Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota. (nacac.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's future prosperity hinges on its ability to improve the lives of its youngest residents, and new research says this includes state programs and policies that provide all children with what they need to become successful adults. That objective is part of the new 2018 Min ...Read More

Supporters of Proposal 1 submitted 354,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. (Marijuana Policy Project)

LANSING, Mich. - With less than two weeks before the election, backers of Proposal 1 have released their first advertisement, hoping to convince voters to make Michigan the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. The commercial, from the group MI Legalize, argued that the mov ...Read More

The proposed gender definition would eliminate federal recognition of an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans. (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK - Advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say a policy being considered by the Trump administration would be illegal. The policy, which would restrict a person's gender to "male" or "female" as assigned at birth, is outlined in a memo from the Department o ...Read More

Pennsylvania is the nation's second-largest natural gas producer and a major source of methane emissions. (anita_starzycka/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH – Environmental advocates say acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler's push to weaken methane regulations is bad for the environment and bad for Pennsylvania. Wheeler is addressing the state's oil and gas industry at the Shale Insights Conference in Pit ...Read More

Eight in 10 acres of land in Nevada are federally owned, so public-lands issues are ever present in the state's political debates. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 80 percent of land in Nevada is federally owned, the greatest portion of any state. So, Nevada candidates in the midterm elections are addressing public-lands issues, from nuclear waste sites to water and grazing rights. Ryan Bundy, known for armed standoffs on pu ...Read More

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