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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2019 


The House votes to condemn President Trump’s attacks on women of color in Congress as racist. Also on our Wednesday rundown: A new report forecasts big losses for some states if the ACA is repealed. And a corporate call to flex muscle to close the gender pay gap.

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Union soldier re-enactor poses with children during Florida's Emancipation Day Celebration on May 20, 2015, at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee. (Florida Memory)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While most of the country celebrates Juneteenth to commemorate the end of chattel slavery, Florida celebrates its own Emancipation Day a month earlier on May 20. In fact, several states celebrate the end of slavery before the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Texas on

New and gently used business attire can be donated and picked up via smartphone on March 1. (jdurham/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - You might be familiar with using your smartphone to get a lift from a car service, but how about using it to help give others a lift up? That's the premise of a service project taking shape at the state Capitol. The goal of "Suits for Session" is to collect new and gently-used

Photo: The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in conducting an investigation of a suspected dogfighting operation in Jacksonville, Florida, resulting in an arrest of one individual and the seizure of 17 dogs. Courtesy: Humane Society of the United States

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill filed Monday in the Florida Legislature would give local law enforcement the tools to hold accountable people who break existing animal-fighting laws. Florida has one of the strongest animal-fighting laws in the country, but a 2010 court ruling requires law enforcement to

PHOTO: The federal Environmental Protection Agency will set new, strict standards for Florida waters that are expected to have an impact nationwide.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New pollution standards are being called a giant step forward for Florida water quality and beyond. Late Friday the EPA agreed to immediately propose strict, enforceable limits to reduce the water pollution that causes toxic algae and slime. It did so after a Florida federal judg

Photo: Black bear in Florida wild, Courtesy: Bruce Britt

OCALA, Fla. - The 3,000 black bears that live in Florida are busy at this time of year, foraging for food to last them through the winter. But every year their instinctive need places them at risk. David Telesco at the Florida Wildlife Commission says every year about 150 bears are hit by cars. He

PHOTO: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Courtesy Christina Evans

VERO BEACH, Fla. - There are more than 50 Florida animal species listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, and several of them have seen sharp declines in recent years. The Florida panther and manatee are well-known creatures on the list, but there are dozens of lesser-known, ye

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Delegates from 40 industrialized nations will gather in Iceland this month to discuss the status of family and children's social programs. Of those countries, 39 provide a universal child allowance and paid family leave as part of a comprehensive list of social services. Only the

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Stinking, slimy, poisonous rivers filled with dead fish may sound like a horror movie, but it's a reality story for some citizens of the Sunshine State. Toxic algae fed by nutrient pollution are increasingly plaguing a number of Florida's fresh waterways, while budget cuts and pr

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