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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: August 1, 2019

Domestic violence shelters across Kentucky are offering financial education classes. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Allstate insurance agents are helping domestic violence survivors with financial literacy by teaching financial education classes at shelters across the Commonwealth. Kimberlie Rigsby is an Allstate agent in Brown County who also is a domestic violence survivor. She teaches ...Read More

The BLM Lewistown Field Office recommended 200,000 acres of land in its district be conserved for its special environmental characteristics. (brewbooks/Flickr)

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – A resource management plan (RMP) for central Montana is drawing the ire of conservation groups and former public lands officials, calling it a sell-off to the oil and gas industry. The Bureau of Land Management released a draft RMP for 650,000 acres of land it oversees str ...Read More

Employers of seasonal or part-time workers not eligible for employee-based health coverage have another option through Mountain Family Health Centers. (Visit Lakeland/Flickr)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Employers in expensive mountain communities now have another option for keeping workers well at competitive prices. Mountain Family Health Centers Health Solutions allows workers to access primary medical, dental and behavioral health care with no co-pays and no ded ...Read More

Anonymous surveys reveal broken infrastructure is a concern for people in Illinois correctional facilities. (fotokitas/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The most recent surveys of living conditions inside some Illinois correctional facilities reveal some troubling findings. The John Howard Association routinely visits prisons in the state to monitor conditions of confinement, policies and practices. In the first half of ...Read More

14% of rural school districts do not have access to a guidance counselor. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – About one-in-four public school students in Indiana attends a rural school, and new research suggests they need more assistance in career development. A paper co-authored by Diana Quintero, a research analyst with the Brown Center on Education Policy, finds that while rural st ...Read More

Renewable resources such as hydroelectric now supply 26 percent of New York's energy. (demerzel21/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – To reach clean energy goals, New York needs to maintain its existing baseline of renewable energy generators, according to a message clean energy advocates have sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The New York Renewables Protection Act is headed to the governor's desk. Supporters say ...Read More

During the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, folks can buy qualifying goods such as school supplies, clothing, and hurricane and emergency-preparedness items without paying sales tax. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia's sales tax holiday begins Friday and lasts until late Sunday night. The three-day event aims to help families save money on state and local taxes for back-to-school items, which especially will help low-income families in the Commonwealth, according to Margaret Nimm ...Read More

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