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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: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: A nationwide summit is being held today (Thursday) in Nashville, looking at ways to make communities more livable as the population ages. Photo credit: Kyle Simourd.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the population of Americans age 65 and older expected to more than double within the next half-century, communities in Tennessee are finding ways to help their residents stay independent and in their hometowns. Today in Nashville, stakeholders from across the country a

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., on Tuesday signed a bipartisan letter President Obama asking the White House to support a six-year transportation bill to address a wide range of road and bridge projects. It's a positive step for what has been a controversial bill, says Tim M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Our nation's bridges are showing increasing signs of wear. In fact, more than 11 percent of them are classified as "structurally deficient." That's according to a report from Transportation for America. In Tennessee, the report says 6.2 percent of more than 1,200 bridges are tagge

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Tennessee could be the big winner in the global market to produce the next generation of cars that run on electricity. The Tennessee Electric Vehicle Summit, organized by automaker Nissan and the Pew Clean Energy Program, was held Monday in Franklin, not far from where Nissan will

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Crossing the road in Tennessee can be deadly. A new report from Transportation for America says in the last decade, 806 Tennesseans were killed in accidents along the roadside while they were walking - almost 200 of them on rural roads. Nationwide, more than 47,000 people were k

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 20 years ago today. At the time, critics said implementing the law would be too costly and disruptive to American life. Metro Nashville ADA Compliance Division manager Jerry Hall disagrees. He s

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thousands of people with disabilities in the Nashville area were sidelined by the devastating flooding of May 2, when the Metropolitan Transit Authority's downtown terminal and administrative offices were inundated with millions of gallons of water. The AccessRide program operates

Nashville, TN – The state of Tennessee generates more climate change pollution than the total emitted by 83 developing countries. Putting pollution in perspective, the new report from the National Environmental Trust calculates that Tennesseeans create more greenhouse gases than nations with a

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