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PNS Daily News - October 11, 2019 


Energy Secretary Rick Perry is handed a subpoena in the impeachment inquiry; and the Trump administration approves drug testing as a condition for unemployment benefits.

2020Talks - October 11, 2019 


Nine candidates addressed LGBTQ issues last night, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay top-tier presidential primary candidate.

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Public News Service - TN: Urban Planning/Transportation

Groups like the Memphis Bus Riders Union want to make sure Tennessee policymakers prioritize funding and availability of public transit. (5demayo/morguefile)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The number of people taking public transit in Tennessee is on the rise, according to the Tennessee Public Transportation Association, and citizen groups are beginning to organize to make sure their city maintains and improves its local bus service. This week, the Memphis Bus Riders

Texting while driving is illegal in Tennessee, but too many people do it anyway  sometimes with disastrous results.  (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In the last 10 years, distracted driving was to blame for more than 172,000 accidents on Tennessee roadways, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety. Experts believe that number is actually higher, with not everyone reporting their distraction at the time of an accident. Ap

More rural Tennessee communities are in line for broadband Internet access, with FCC funding focused on improving service to less-populated areas. Credit: ariadnerb/morguefile

NASHVILLE - Eighty-one thousand homes and businesses in Tennessee are on the list to get a broadband Internet connection. It's part of the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund that began three years ago. The goal is to make sure higher-speed Internet connections are available t

PHOTO: The federal government is reviewing ways to maintain revenue for infrastructure improvements on freeways like I-40, which runs across the length of Tennessee from the Mississippi River to the Smoky Mountains. Photo courtesy: Tennessee Department of Transportation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gas tanks in Tennessee may remain full for longer periods of time thanks to the availability of fuel-efficient vehicles, but the glass is half-empty when it comes to declining gas tax revenue. Federal transportation dollars are down, and the federal Highway Trust Fund is set to r

PHOTO: With one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations of any U.S. city, Nashville is launching an Office of New Americans to help immigrants adapt, succeed, and ultimately benefit Nashville's economy. Photo credit: Kyle Simourd/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the debate over immigration policy continues in Tennessee and across the nation, Nashville continues to move ahead with its own efforts to engage and empower immigrants who call the city home. On Monday, Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order to create an Office of New Amer

PHOTO: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's office reports the pieces are now being put in place for a comprehensive review of aging services in state government. Photo credit: Carlton Browne/Flickr.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One thing nearly all Tennesseans can agree on is they want good health and independence as they age, and efforts are underway in the state to make sure those opportunities exist today and into the future. The Governor's Task Force on Aging has already recommended a number of step

PHOTO: A new report urges changes to make intersections and roads safer for all users. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two Tennessee cities are near the top of the latest rankings of the deadliest large cities in the nation for pedestrians. The Memphis metro area is listed as the fifth most dangerous and Nashville as the 15th in the report from the National Complete Streets Coalition. Di

PHOTO: There are 1 million individuals with disabilities in Tennessee, and one of their biggest struggles is finding housing that is both affordable and accessible. Photo credit: David Antis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Finding affordable housing is a struggle for many across Tennessee, but for people with disabilities the barriers are even higher, and a forum Friday looks to make some inroads on the issue. According to Emily Hoskins, independent living specialist at the Center for Independent

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