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PNS Daily Newscast - February 25, 2020 


Harvey Weinstein in custody after being convicted of felony sex crimes. And U.S. Supreme Court to consider foster-parenting rights of same-sex couples.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: It's estimated that Andrus Award winner Barry Coggins has delivered around 10,000 meals in his more than two decades of volunteering with Meals on Wheels. Photo courtesy AARP Tennessee.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A singer and songwriter from Nashville is being honored for his volunteer work and making a real difference in the lives of others every week of the year. Barry Coggins is the winner of the 2014 Tennessee Andrus Award for Community Service. Coggins was nominated by Adrie

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: Janet Taylor is a thought leader with AARP's Life Reimagined. She says there's more than enough time for older adults to do what they desire, if they make the most of it. Photo credit: AARP
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the state's population continues to age, a growing number of Tennesseans are realizing there's much life to be lived after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. Consumer health expert Janet Taylor explains there has been a steady shift over the years, as more pe

PHOTO: Another key step toward midterm elections arrives Tuesday, as primary elections are held in 58 of Tennessee's 95 counties. Photo credit: Joel Kramer/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Primary elections are set for tomorrow in many counties across Tennessee, and individuals with disabilities are among those being reminded of the importance of casting a ballot. Melanie Bull with the Tennessee Disability Coalition says voting is one of the best ways to give voice

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

PHOTO: Legislation that's been introduced at the Tennessee General Assembly is seeking to change who serves on the State Board of Education and how they get that position. Photo credit: Ron Cogswell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parents and teachers across Tennessee are watching closely as major changes could be on the way for the state Board of Education. Legislation being debated at the General Assembly would have voters decide on some or all board members in regular elections. Gera Summerford

PHOTO: On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark ruling on abortion in the case of Roe V. Wade. Photo credit: Debra Sweet.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion-rights decision, but an historic vote in Tennessee later this year could wash away those protections. Residents will go to the polls in November to vote on Amendment 1, which states that nothing in the Tenness

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