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PNS Daily Newscast - April 16, 2021 


Florida's Republican lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to pass so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


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Biden announces tough sanctions on Russia; Pelosi says she won't bring bill to floor expanding Supreme Court; and Harris announces largest ever U.S. investment in childcare.

Archive: April 10, 2019

A patient gets his hand tattoo removed. (Adobe Stock)

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COVINGTON, Ky. - A small nonprofit in Northern Kentucky is removing face, neck and hand tattoos for people starting a new life after serving time in prison. It all started several years ago when Jo Martin retired from a long corporate career and began tutoring GED subjects to people incarcerated at ...Read More

In 2017, 167 kids younger than age 13 were held in detention facilities in Illinois. (Adobe Stock)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation is making its way through the Illinois House that could help change the trajectory for some kids in legal trouble. House Bill 1468 would raise the minimum age for juvenile detention from 10 to 13. George Timberlake, chairman of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commissio ...Read More

Minnesota is currently the only state that does not license assisted-living facilities. (Sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota lawmakers consider new legislation to help prevent incidents of elder abuse, a new report uncovers the troubling scope of the problem. According to research released by Elder Voice Family Advocates, 128 substantiated cases of abuse and neglect have been reported at as ...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed adding 800 full-time employees to Washington state's two psychiatric hospitals. (Office of the Governor/Flickr)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Employees at Washington's state-owned psychiatric hospitals say there's an urgent need to boost funding for their facilities, citing growing safety concerns for staff and patients. Assaults by patients have been on the rise at both Western State and Eastern State hospitals, includi ...Read More

Future Ready Iowa, an initiative to build Iowa’s employment talent pipeline, promotes services to help people with disabilities prepare for, get and keep jobs and advance in their workplaces. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - With only a few weeks remaining in this year's legislative session, Iowans with disabilities and their families aim to remind lawmakers to seek their input before passing new laws that could affect them. Rik Shannon, public policy manager for the Iowa Developmental Disabilities C ...Read More

The Nevada state Capitol is busy this week, as the deadline for bills to pass out of committee is Friday. (OK-59/Wikimedia Commons)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - Friday is the deadline for bills to make it out of committee at the state Capitol, so conservation groups are drumming up support for those that address renewable energy and protection for wildlife habitat. Senate Bill 358 would require power companies to get 50 percent of their ...Read More

Prices for brand-name drugs widely used by seniors rose 8.4 percent in 2017. (Pxhere)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Seniors from across Pennsylvania are rallying in Harrisburg today, telling legislators they need help coping with the soaring cost of prescription drugs. More than 200 AARP members plan to gather at the Statehouse with the message that they can't take it anymore. It's part of a na ...Read More

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LANSING, Mich. - People fanned out across the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest two bills that would prevent Michigan cities and counties from passing ordinances that limit cooperation with federal immigration agents. House Bills 4083 and 4090 would ban so-called "sanctuary city" policies that in ...Read More

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