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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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A fox passes through wildlife-permeable fencing at a solar farm. This photo was taken by a motion-sensitive camera. (Pine Gate Renewables)  A fox passes through wildlife-permeable fencing at a solar farm. This photo was taken by a motion-sensitive camera. (Pine Gate Renewables)

DURHAM, N.C. - Permeable fencing could help make solar-energy facilities in North Carolina more wildlife-friendly. The Nature Conservancy, along with the North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance and other groups, has teamed up with solar companies to figure out how to better integrate solar ...Read More

Kentucky ranks 19th nationally for more than 1,000 deficient bridges in need of repair, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, but some lawmakers are focused on airports. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has proposed raising the Passenger Facility Charge, a $4.50-per-flight fee used to fund airport projects. However, Pete Sepp, president of the ...Read More

Salmon recovery in Puget Sound is critical for the survival of Southern Resident orcas. (Puget Sound Partnership)

SEATTLE - Supporters of Puget Sound, salmon and orcas are in the nation's capital to advocate for federal investments in the Evergreen State. Environmental groups, tribal members and business leaders are to meet today with the state's congressional delegation for the fifth year in a row to thank th ...Read More

The rapidly increasing price of prescription drugs leaves some people to make difficult decisions about where to spend their money. (Darwin Brandis/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers are looking at ways to address the spiking costs of prescription drugs. Two bills in the Legislature could bring down prices, which would be a relief to older Oregonians. According to a U.S. Senate report from last year, the prices for some commonly prescribed, name-b ...Read More

Will more transparency about drug pricing help drive down costs for Texas consumers, or add expenses for the drug companies that have to comply? (Gang/Adobe Stock)

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers are showing overwhelming support so far for legislation that AARP says would be one of the strongest drug-price transparency measures in the country. House Bill 2536 is in the hands of a Senate committee after passing the House without opposition. It calls for drug m ...Read More

Engineers say almost 20% of Arizona's 66,000 miles of roads and highways are in poor condition and in need of repairs. (Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX - After that pothole rattled your teeth on the drive to work this morning, you may be happy to hear that this is Infrastructure Week. Lawmakers are discussing ways to repair roadways, bridges, dams and other projects across the country that are crumbling from age and lack of maintenance. Th ...Read More

States have seen increases in voter participation after enacting early voting. (Lisa F. Young/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A resolution to let Connecticut voters weigh in on allowing early voting failed to get enough votes in the Senate to be on next year's ballot, but it can come back. Connecticut is one of only 11 states that doesn't allow early voting. To change that requires amending the state Con ...Read More

A licensed professional counselor says Idaho's Medicaid expansion could open up access to mental-health care, but predicts work requirements will hinder its effectiveness. (WavebreakmediaMicro/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and Idaho is falling behind other states on this front. The group Mental Health America ranks Idaho second-worst for prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. Licensed professional counselor Beverly Hines, president of the Idaho Ment ...Read More

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