PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 

The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - FL: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: Tiny green turtles are among the hundreds of turtle babies that hatch every year on Florida beaches. June is prime nesting season for sea turtles. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Today, Florida's wildlife advocates are coming out of their shells to speak out on the importance of sea turtles to the world's ecosystem. It is World Sea Turtle Day, and according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Sunshine State is home to most of the sea turtle nesting

PHOTO: Today is the last chance for public comments regarding

MIAMI – Lolita is a captive whale at the Miami Seaquarium who has been performing tricks for 43 years – and she could get a shot at retirement. Today is the last day the U.S. Government takes public comments on the matter. Lolita was captured off the Pacific coast of Washington in 19

PHOTO: The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish. Image by Lisa M. Collard

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida commercial fishermen are working to overturn a 20-year-old amendment to the state constitution that limits the gear they can use. The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish.


DAVENPORT, Fla. – Nosey the elephant is in trouble, according to animal welfare activists who have been working to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revoke the exhibitor's license of the Davenport-based circus that owns her. Delcianna Winders, an attorney with the PETA Foundat

Photo: There are 100 to 160 panthers left in Florida. Courtesy: US Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Camera Project

NAPLES, Fla. - Florida panthers make headlines every time one of the animals is hit by a car - with a record 19 being struck by autos last year - but people hoping to protect the population want Floridians and visitors to think about how to prevent such accidents from happening in the first place.

Photo: PETCO will start educating consumers about the importance of buying aquacultured fish. Courtesy: Defenders of Wildlife.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The tides are turning for some types of saltwater fish popular with home aquarium keepers, thanks to a campaign by the largest pet retailer in the country. Petco is working with Defenders of Wildlife to reduce destructive fishing practices used to provide fish for their stores, a

TAMPA, Fla. - People aren't the only ones who find Florida's beaches a necessary part of summer. It's nesting season for sea turtles in the state and the endangered animals are laying hundreds of nests every night along the 1100 miles of Florida's coasts. According to Elizabeth Fleming, Florida re

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Lawmakers are putting many "eggs" in the Farm Bill "basket" in Washington, one of which could affect the welfare of farm animals, worker safety and environmental protection in Florida and around the nation. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, would prevent Flori

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