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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - TN: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: Some say it's the perfect match, older adults with older pets needing foster homes. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ashley Jerman/Flickr.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it's not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning. That may include finding ways to give back and make a difference. Tara Shaver, interim com

PHOTO: Shareholders of Cracker Barrel have voted in support of a resolution commending the restaurant chain for its plan to eliminate the use of gestation crates in its pork supply chain. Photo credit: Eli Christman

LEBANON, Tenn. - The recent decision by Cracker Barrel restaurants to remove gestation crates from its pork supply chain is earning praise from its shareholders. At Cracker Barrel's annual meeting, shareholders voted in favor of a resolution supporting the move away from the small cages, which Matt

PHOTO: Lena needs a foster home or forever family. CREDIT: East CAN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With so many dogs and cats in shelters across the state, Tennesseans planning to add a pet to the family are being encouraged to adopt, instead of shop. Mary Laske, a steering committee member of the East Community Action Network (East CAN), said loving animals are in need of good

PHOTO: The Humane Society says the

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition of animal-rights and public-interest groups is urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the so-called "ag-gag" bill. The legislation would require any video footage of abuse on a farm or livestock operation to be turned over to authorities within 48 hours. Supporters say that w

Cheatham County Animal Control Director TJ Jordi rescues one of the dogs.  Credit Amiee Stubbs/Animal Rescue Corps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Animal Rescue Corps volunteers say they were not prepared for the level of cruelty and abuse found in Cheatham County last weekend when local authorities happened upon a suspected dog-fighting operation after answering a rural brush-fire call. Scotlund Haisley, president and foun

PHOTO:  Every year hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Man's best friend could be man's best hope for a cure to cancer. "2 Million Dogs" co-founder, Luke Robinson, and Memphis native Ginger Morgan, the group's executive director, are asking Tennesseeans to "Puppy Up" to help raise awareness of canine cancer. Of the 64 million d

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