PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

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Archive: September 11, 2007

Vermillion, SD – South Dakotans searching for the best furniture deals are likely to look in Aberdeen, while clothing shoppers tend to choose retail outlets in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. These are two of the findings in an analysis of retail sales and shopping trends for towns throughout the ...Read More

Lyons, NE – The proposed U.S. House Farm Bill may result in larger mega-farms at the expense of smaller family farms, according to a new study. The research, performed by the Center for Rural Affairs, concludes House leadership misled the public about how its version of the bill would cap fede ...Read More

Columbus, OH – Big decisions are expected on health coverage for Ohio's children and for those receiving Medicare coverage. Luke Russell with AARP in Ohio says one proposal, already passed by the U.S. House, would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), a fede ...Read More

Richmond, VA – Environmental groups are hailing a "Citizen’s Energy Plan," unveiled Monday. They say it will cut climate change pollution, while creating jobs in the renewable energy industry. Michael Town, with the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, says the plan is designed to levera ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The state's first execution in an electric chair since 1960 is set for early Wednesday morning. Daryl Holton was convicted ten years ago of killing four children, three of them his own. Dixie Gamble, Holton's spiritual advisor, admits there is little sympathy for Holton, even t ...Read More

Sacramento, CA - The debate about healthcare reform lasted into the night as the California legislature tried one last time to pass a health package. The final proposal includes ways to control costs while expanding coverage to millions of Californians through their workplaces, public insurance prog ...Read More

New York – New relief may be on its way for rescue workers, residents and others affected by the September 11th attacks at New York's World Trade Center. A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House would provide medical monitoring and treatment for those who suffered through exposure to hazardous chem ...Read More

Des Moines IA – A new wildlife preservation project promises to reverse the decline in pheasant and quail populations by relying on Iowa's livestock farmers. State pheasant and quail numbers are down six percent, according to the latest survey by the Department of Natural Resources. Union Coun ...Read More

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