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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been reintroduced in Congress by the state’s two U-S Senators. The legislation seeks to permanently protect 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest and add the state’s first new wilderness area in more than a quarter-century. CREDIT: Chris M. Morris

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Supporters are hoping the third time is the charm for the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which has once again been introduced in Congress. The legislation, sponsored by Tennessee's two U.S. senators, would expand five current wilderness areas and permanently protect 20,000 acres of t

PHOTO: As immigration reform is debated in Washington, D.C., polling finds a majority in Tennessee wants something done, including a path to citizenship. CREDIT: Sasha Y. Kimel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Most Tennesseans believe the country's immigration reform system needs to be fixed, and a new poll also has found majority support for the U.S. Senate bill crafted by the bipartisan "Gang of Eight." The legislation includes a rigorous path to citizenship. Yuri Cunza, president,

PHOTO: CREDO Mobile President Michael Kieschnick says businesses need to be courageous when it comes to political involvement. He'll be a featured speaker at the upcoming Social Venture Network Spring Conference. Courtesy of CREDO Mobile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some socially minded businesses may shy away from getting involved in issues considered controversial, but that doesn't have to be the case. Michael Kieschnick, chief executive and president of CREDO Mobile, advises businesses that when it comes to mixing business and politics,

PHOTO: Dan and Brenda Dillon, at the Disability Community's legislative reception last year. Courtesy Tennessee Disability Coalition.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hundreds of Tennesseans with disabilities and their advocates will converge on the Legislative Plaza in Nashville today for the annual Disability Day on the Hill. Among those on hand will be Angela Webster, public policy analyst for the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tenne

Scott Finney (L) and Frank Meeuwis of The Arc Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Scott Finney, a spokesman for The Arc Tennessee, calls it "hate speech" - a word with the power to insult, offend and belittle. The word is "retard," often referred to as the "r" word. The term was used last week on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight by conservative political commentator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One item on the agenda as Tennessee lawmakers return to the State Capitol Tuesday for the second session of the 107th General Assembly is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would forever ban a state income tax. It has already passed in the Senate, and that has som

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the campaign season gets underway, many Tennessee voters may not be aware that a new law takes effect in January of 2012, requiring them to produce photo identification before they will be allowed to vote. It is part of a nationwide trend that some see as a crackdown on fraudul

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A number of groups in Tennessee are hoping to keep the American dream intact. Tennessee Citizen Action, USAction and MoveOn.org are encouraging Tennesseans to attend a series of small meetings at homes and coffee shops this weekend to talk about what they call attacks on middle-cl

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