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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - TN: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: The latest analysis finds there are still a lot of folks across the state and nation on the edge financially, and part of that is due to the cost of housing. Photo credit: David Antis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Affordable housing can be key to helping working families to attain financial stability, but for many such people across Tennessee the cost of rent is taking more than its share of the monthly budget. The Center for Enterprise Development analyzed the latest data, and according to

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

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