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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2018 


Now the New York Times reports Omarosa could have hundreds of tape-recorded conversations with members of Trump family and administration. Also on the Friday rundown: Groups call for more reforms in the Chicago Police decree; and the latest on Bears Ears Nat'l. Monument.

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Archive: May 22, 2018

Solarize the Valley has helped more than 100 Idahoan homeowners and businesses install solar panels. (SmitBruins/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – A program to help Idahoans install rooftop solar is back just in time for the summer sun. The Snake River Alliance's Solarize the Valley project is heading into its third straight year of helping homeowners bring the power of the sun to their residences. After year two, the al ...Read More

Supporters of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation are gathering outside a Seattle immigration courtroom today. (Northwest Detention Center Resistance)

SEATTLE – A Northwest immigration-rights activist is heading back to court in her battle against deportation today. Maru Mora Villalpando is an organizer with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance. In December, she was issued a deportation notice, despite the fact that Villalpando does n ...Read More

According to one estimate, closing eight downstate coal plants would save Illinoisans a total of up to $14 billion on electricity between 2018 and 2030. (Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If Dynegy Energy closes its eight coal-fired power plants in downstate Illinois, all will be fine - and better for the environment - according to a new study commissioned by environmental groups. Even after its merger with Texas-based Vistra Energy, the power company has be ...Read More

Tribal nations are asking that grizzly bears in areas considered for hunting be relocated to tribal lands with suitable habitat. (Gregory Smith)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In preparation for a vote this week on a proposed grizzly bear hunting season, tribal nations from across Wyoming, seven other states and two Canadian provinces have sent letters to Wyoming Game and Fish Commission officials opposing the move. Herb Welsh, a spokesman for the ...Read More

Polls are open until 6 P.M. today for Kentucky's primary election. (Gage Skimore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's primary day in Kentucky, and advocates for older adults are encouraging all registered voters to make their voices heard. The Secretary of State's Office is projecting a 30-percent turnout today, 3.3 million people, which would be the highest voter participation in a pr ...Read More

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed spending $120 million on a new online community college.(Fabienne/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to establish an entirely online California community college is set for a vote in a subcommittee of the state Assembly Wednesday, but many instructors say they are wary of the idea. The governor wants to spend $120 million now and $20 million ...Read More

Civil-rights advocates say that after Monday's Supreme Court decision, forced arbitration will become standard practice for employers.  (MarkThomas/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Civil-rights advocates say a Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday will sweep many discrimination and harassment claims against employers under the rug. The ruling in Epic Systems v. Lewis says corporations can require employees to sign arbitration clauses that keep them from join ...Read More

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