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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 12, 2019

Conservation groups estimate the Land and Water Conservation Fund has paid for more than half of the fishing access sites across Montana. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

MISSOULA, Mont. — Conservation groups are holding a rally in Missoula today to press Sen. Steve Daines to back full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The rally starts at 11 a.m. at the DoubleTree Edgewater Hotel, where Daines is headlining a forum by the City Club Missoula. A ...Read More

Senate Bill 1049 would cut individual account programs 5-14 percent. The bill is now being challenged before the Oregon Supreme Court. (Cacophony/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nine Oregon public employees have filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme court, claiming the Legislature violated the state Constitution when it changed the way retirement benefits are paid. In June, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1049, which cut benefits to current employees in ...Read More

The potential in STEM-field careers is big. There are roughly 6,300 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho. (Idaho National Laboratory/Flickr)

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Idaho science and math teachers are coming together this week to talk about how to promote STEM in the classroom. The Great Idaho STEM Together conference takes place Tuesday and Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene to focus on science, technology, engineering and math tea ...Read More

Nearly 64% of all suicide deaths in Kentucky involve firearms, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky tops New York City when it comes to gun fatalities, according to Mark Bryant, a Harlan County native and Lexington resident who leads the Gun Violence Archive. Formed in 2013, the research group compiles gun death information from thousands of sources around the cou ...Read More

Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would make it easier for anyone age 21 or older to carry concealed weapons. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio continues to chip away at firearm restrictions, and one bill being considered by lawmakers would allow people 21 and older to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit. House Bill 178 is sponsored by Republicans Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman, along with more than 20 ...Read More

Coal ash is what's left after burning coal for electricity production, and is typically stored in open air, often unlined slurries. (Richard Webb)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The deadline for public comments on PacifiCorp's plans to mitigate toxic leaks from coal ash ponds at power plants in Wyoming is Aug. 26, and environmental groups are urging people to put their opinions on record. Coal ash is the byproduct of coal burned for generating elect ...Read More

A new bill would allow Medi-Cal and WIC food assistance programs to exchange information and enroll more eligible low-income families. (ulkare/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature comes back from summer break today, and children's advocacy groups want them to take up a bill to link eligibility for the Medi-Cal and WIC food-assistance programs to create a kind of one-stop shop enrollment process. About 87,000 low-income c ...Read More

Advocates say teaching the history of LGBTQ rights and disability rights in Maryland schools can help underrepresented students feel more accepted in the classroom. (Manny DaCunha/Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Education says it is looking to add curriculum that explores the history of the LGBTQ rights and disability rights movements. The move comes after a push by lawmakers earlier this month to expand the state's history studies to include lessons focus ...Read More

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