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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also, on the Thursday rundown: New York suing the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Archive: June 12, 2019

In 2017, scientists discovered GenX, a toxic and carcinogenic compound, in the Cape Fear River. (Adobe Stock)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - It's been two years since communities surrounding the Cape Fear River found out their water supply had been contaminated by a compound known as GenX, part of the group of hazardous chemicals called PFAS. Today, New Hanover County residents say they still need answers. The source ...Read More

Almost 50 years after the first gay pride march took place in New York City on June 28, 1970, Sioux Falls will hold its first LGBTQ parade on Saturday. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival this weekend will include a first-ever downtown parade as part of the activities. Adam Jorgensen, communications associate for the ACLU of South Dakota, said he grew up in Dell Rapids and came out as gay when he was 7 years old. Jorgens ...Read More

The American Prairie Reserve stewards more than 400,000 acres of land on the prairies of northeastern Montana. (Reid Morth/American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - With summer around the corner, Montanans have a chance to explore one of the state's most unique landscapes: the prairie. The American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana is a growing conservation project with the goal of safeguarding roughly 3 million acres of public and priva ...Read More

More than 100 legislators co-sponsored the Fair Share Amendment in the Massachusetts House and Senate this year. (Raise Up Massachusetts)

BOSTON - The Massachusetts House and Senate hold a constitutional convention today to vote on what's known as the Millionaire's Tax, or Fair Share Amendment, which would create a 4% state tax on the portion of a person's income above $1 million to support transportation and public education. If it ...Read More

T-Mobile has tried to merge with a competitor three times in the past, but the deals have been blocked each time. (Burst/Stocksnap)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint hit a big roadblock on Tuesday, as state attorneys general from California, New York and seven other states and the District of Columbia sued to stop the deal, citing antitrust issues. The two companies provide wireless service to ...Read More

Funds for municipal bus agencies would be cut significantly under the proposed Michigan House budget. (Kayce Giffords)

LANSING, Mich. - Advocates for public transit are sounding the alarm about the Michigan House budget, which has a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The budget proposal would trim $36 million from public-transit programs and related services, in order to preserve funding for road ...Read More

Wayzaro Walton, center, with her wife and daughter, both of whom are U.S. citizens. (Hartford Deportation Defense)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford-area residents are rallying outside an ICE detention center near Boston today to demand the release of a woman detained for a criminal conviction despite having received a full pardon. A United States resident for almost 30 years, Wayzaro Walton was arrested by Immigratio ...Read More

The Arizona Corporation Commission could make changes to its Electric Vehicle Policy Implementation Plan, designed to increase the number of electric vehicles on the road and expand the infrastructure to support them. (Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX - The Arizona Corporation Commission is looking to spur an increase in the number of electric vehicles on Arizona roads, despite efforts by oil companies to slow them down. The commission is to take up an Electric Vehicle Policy Implementation Plan today, designed to promote electric vehicl ...Read More

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