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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: November 21, 2019

Members of Fertile Ground Food Cooperative in Raleigh are active participants in creating policies and making decisions. (Facebook/Fertile Ground)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Residents and community leaders in southeast Raleigh are spearheading an effort to open the neighborhood's first food cooperative. Despite the era of click-and-buy, which now has encroached into grocery shopping, member-owned food cooperatives haven't gone out of style. Eri ...Read More

Dr. Heidi Hutner's documentary follows four mothers who experienced the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown. (Martijn Hart)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A documentary explores the lives of women affected by the Three Mile Island accident – the waste from which eventually ended up in Idaho. This year marks 40 years since the partial meltdown at the nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Accidents Can Happen: The Wom ...Read More

Groups most at risk for going uncounted include children in rural communities, seniors and minorities (Wikimedia Commons).

LINCOLN, Neb. – A new George Washington University report shows that more than $1.5 trillion a year in federal funding distributed to states and local governments is directly connected to Census data. John Cartier, director of voting rights for the democracy advocacy group Civic Nebraska, sa ...Read More

Atheist students in one Tennessee public school district were told they would be better off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a freedom of religion lawsuit on behalf of parents whose children attend Smith County public schools. The lawsuit alleges that school officials and teachers consistently incorporated Christian prayer into school events. Thomas ...Read More

Missouri business leaders are helping to raise awareness about youth homelessness by sleeping outside. (Covenant House Missouri)

ST. LOUIS – Instead of heading to the comfort of home after a day at the office, dozens of Missouri business leaders are gearing up for a cold night outside. Covenant House Missouri is hosting its annual Sleep Out: Executive Edition in St. Louis to raise money for services that provide safet ...Read More

The opioid crisis has led West Virginia to have the highest number per capita of children in state custody in the nation, a new report finds. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia has the nation's largest share of children who face devastating consequences linked to the opioid crisis, according to a new report. Research by the United Hospital Fund in New York shows that 54 out of every 1,000 children in the Mountain State were impacte ...Read More

A new Trump administration proposal would reduce food stamp benefits for low-income families with higher utility bills, cutting benefits for roughly one out of every five households that participate in SNAP. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Time is running out for the public to comment on the Trump administration's third proposal this year for changing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The latest move would cut $4.5 billion from the program over five years by changing how states calculate benefits ba ...Read More

A report gives Washington state a 'C' grade for its laws protecting consumers from aggressive debt collection. (B-A Graphix/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – A new report says debt collection is pushing families into poverty and needs reform in every state. The National Consumer Law Center released a review of state exemption laws – that is, protections from seizure by creditors for basic items so that people can continue to work ...Read More

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