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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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PHOTO: Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in Lewiston and South Portland next month. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in two Maine cities next month. Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cas

GRAPHIC: The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being addressed currently from the White House to the State House in Augusta. Advocates in Maine are using new research to press for investment in early learning in the private and public sectors. Courtesy MELIG.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being acknowledged by the state House and the White House. A report from the Maine Early Learning Investment Group shows the total lifetime fiscal benefit of participating in a high-quality early care and

PHOTO: Harvesting carrots at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Teen Agriculture Program benefitted from the Quality of Place Initiative. Courtesy Devin Altobello.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Saving fish populations described as "at rock bottom;" helping kids learn how to grow vegetables in three-foot by five-foot gardens; and turning a vacant lot in the town of Biddeford into a public park and gathering place: just some of the wide-ranging work to come out of the Qual

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new report contains a double dose of good news, both for young people who run afoul of the law and for Maine taxpayers concerned about crime. The nation is moving away from locking up young offenders, according to a study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that the y

Job creation was an emphasis of President Obama's State of the Union address. In Maine, students are being urged in a new program to pursue available - and proliferating - jobs in computers and technology. Photo courtesy Project>Login

BANGOR, Maine - President Obama emphasized job creation in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. When reports abound of college graduates living back at home, looking for jobs and saddled with student loan debt, it's hard to believe there are jobs waiting to be filled in Maine by trained com

A joint committee of Maine state legislators is being honored for its across-the-aisle cooperation. Photo courtesy Maine legislature

PORTLAND, Maine – Here's something you don't hear about everyday: state legislators being honored for their across-the-aisle cooperation. Last May, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Education and Cultural Affairs Committee wrapped up several years of study, debate and compromise to pass a

AUGUSTA, Maine - The number of Maine children in kinship care has more than doubled over the past decade, and the relatives and family friends taking care of them are in need of more support, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in its report that there are approximately 8,

AUGUSTA, Maine - April is National Autism Awareness Month, and in Maine many strides have been made in terms of identifying the condition earlier, treating it, and educating families, health care providers and schools to better understand the needs of children with autism. However, there is still a

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