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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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As the technology improves electric vehicle prices are becoming competitive with internal combustion vehicles. (whodol/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Cities and states are using their collective influence to speed up the transition to electric vehicles. This weekend is the second running of the Formula E Championship, ten teams driving electric cars in a race along the Brooklyn waterfront. Against that backdrop, The Clim

Many small businesses in Pennsylvania say they don't offer employee retirement plans because they are too costly. (jarmoluk/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania small business owners are concerned that their workers aren't saving for retirement, according to a new poll by AARP of Pennsylvania. And the poll shows, the business owners think the state should help. Nationally, only 1 in 20 workers opens a private retireme

SEIU represents 25,000 workers at 37 U.S. airports. (Photo: 32BJ SEIU)

PHILADELPHIA – The first-ever union contract means higher wages and benefits for some 1,500 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. After five years of organizing baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners and others, union representatives say they have won a contract that wi

Pennsylvania ranks 47th out of the 50 states in per capita funding for higher education. (nikolayhg/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is near the bottom in per capita funding for higher education, but a bill now in the General Assembly could change that. If passed, the bill, called "PA Promise", would eliminate college tuition and fees for recent high school graduates from families with income

Break Free From Plastic representatives Jed Alegado, Lakshmi Narayan and Myrna Dominguez are visiting U.S. communities affected by gas and oil production. (Debra Smit/Breathe Project)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Plastics have serious negative impacts throughout the supply chain – that's the message brought to Pittsburgh this week by activists from India and the Philippines. The representatives of Break Free From Plastic, a global movement seeking solutions to what they call t

Gettysburg National Military Park needs more than $50 million worth of repairs. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Community groups are calling on Congress to fully fund maintenance at National Park Service sites in Pennsylvania that have backlogs of needed repairs. For years, the National Park Service has postponed critical maintenance on sites across the country. From Point Marion south of P

The 2016 school funding formula only applies to funding increases, about 2 percent of the state education budget. (KokomoCole/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A lawsuit challenging the level and distribution of state funding for public education in Pennsylvania has moved a step closer to trial. On Monday, a panel of Commonwealth Court judges overruled several preliminary objections to the lawsuit, including one that claimed the p

Many workers who depend on tips say they experience increased levels of sexual harassment. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new report calls for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour to reduce poverty and promote pay equity. The minimum wage in 21 states, including Pennsylvania, is still $7.25 an hour. Since the current federal minimum wage went into effect nine years ago, it has los

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