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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2020 


The pandemic isn't stopping MLK Day celebrations of justice, equality and public service; the Maryland Justice Program fights for a women's pre-release program.


2021Talks - January 18, 2021 


Quiet weekend; Kamala Harris set to resign from U.S. Senate; Biden announces ambitious plans for his first 10 days; and Lindsey Graham has warnings for both President and President-elect.

Archive: July 5, 2018

A solar farm near Medford, Ore., also is home to 48 thriving bee colonies. (Pine Gate Renewables)

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MEDFORD, Ore. - Bees are enjoying their days in the sun on a clean-energy farm in southern Oregon. The Eagle Point solar farm outside Medford is the largest "solar apiary" in the country, incorporating designs that benefit pollinators. It's home to 48 bee colonies interspersed among solar panels, w ...Read More

Gaming disorder is associated with other disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD.(superanton/Pixabay)

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SEATTLE - A psychiatrist in the Evergreen State says it's important that the World Health Organization is recognizing online gaming addiction as a disorder, but more research is needed to fully understand and treat it. The American Psychiatric Association has yet to recognize gaming disorder, notin ...Read More

Nashville agencies recently attended a Cure Violence 101 Workshop, organized by Gideon's Army. (Gideon's Army)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army. The organization recently held events in the Nashville area to look at ways communities can address the proble ...Read More

Backers of an initiative to fund Medicaid expansion say it also would cut down on smoking through a tax on tobacco products. (Healthy Montana campaign)

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HELENA, Mont. - Supporters of an initiative to extend Medicaid expansion through a tax on tobacco products will learn this month if it qualifies for the November ballot. Backers turned in more than 40,000 signatures, well over the approximately 25,000 needed. Initiative 185 would increase the cigar ...Read More

A study found 81 percent of kids who use tobacco started with a flavored product. (lexphumirat/Pixabay)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State Assembly has stepped in to stop Philadelphia from adding its own regulations for tobacco sales. The state budget signed by Gov. Tom Wolf contains an amendment that prohibits Philadelphia from enacting regulations that would help prevent young people from bec ...Read More

Flood prevention is one benefit of green infrastructure projects that are being funded in five Chesapeake Bay states with nearly $700,000 of grant money. (Pixabay)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Communities are finding it easier to go green when there's some "green" to help them make the transition - in the form of nearly $700,000 in grants announced this week. Towns and cities across five states and the District of Columbia use the money for infrastructure projects to red ...Read More

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