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PNS Daily Newscast - December 8, 2017 


In focus on our Friday rundown; two members of Congress are stepping down over sexual misconduct allegations; the BLM suspends natural gas waste standards; and we have a noted historian's take on the GOP Tax plan.

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Haitian immigrants in South Florida are making the transition to active citizenship with the help of Project Smart Vote. Credit: Bryan Vana, AFSC

MIAMI – They listened, they studied and they passed the test. Now, dozens of Haitian immigrants are ready to celebrate their American citizenship and do their civic duty. Paul Mondesir, an organizer with the American Friends Service Committee, has been working with the group for months throug ...Read More

There is bipartisan support for legislation in Wisconsin to return to treating 17-year-old non-violent, first-time offenders in Juvenile Court. Credit: Arva Csaba/iStockphoto

MADISON, Wis. - Seventeen-year-olds in Wisconsin may be getting second chances. In early December, there will be another hearing in the state Senate regarding legislation to reverse the 1996 law that says 17-year-old offenders must be charged in adult court. The proposed changes would allow 17-yea ...Read More

Affordable vision insurance is one gap detailed in a new report about the challenges many Oregonians face in getting health coverage. Credit: TPSDave/pixabay.com

SALEM, Ore. - The Affordable Care Act may have prompted more people to sign up for health insurance. But in Oregon, a new report says 383,000 residents remain uninsured. Some can't get coverage, and others can't pay for it. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is a coalition making 10 recommendations ...Read More

The Minnesota Farmers Union will be debating how several national policies will affect local food producers this weekend. Credit: Jackske/Morguefile.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some big topics are slated to come up at this year's Minnesota Farmers Union's state convention. The group is holding its yearly meeting Saturday and Sunday to discuss several issues before sending delegates to the national convention next year. For one, they will be debating the ...Read More

For the first time, produce farmers soon will have to comply with new federal food safety rules, and a sustainable ag advocate is mostly praising the move. Credit: KyleJones/morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - It took five years of debate, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally has approved new food safety rules. Late last week, the FDA set the official standards for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major reform in more than 70 years. Sophia Kruszewski, pol ...Read More

From cafeteria workers to bus drivers, it takes a lot of people to make a successful school experience for Arkansas kids. Credit: AnitaPepper/morguefile.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - This is American Education Week, to honor all the people it takes to provide a quality education to students. Today is "Education Support Professionals Day," a nod to the contributions of school bus drivers, janitors, food-service workers and classroom aides. Arkansas Educatio ...Read More

Not quite underwater? An AARP survey finds many older New Yorkers plan to retire out-of-state, particularly among minority groups who say the cost of living is too high to save. Courtesy: Ned Horton/freeimages.com.

NEW YORK – Financial anxiety is high for Baby Boomers and members of "Generation X" living in New York - and an AARP poll finds that's especially true for minorities, particularly in New York City. In the survey, 70 percent of black Gen-Xers and 58 percent of Boomers who are black said they'l ...Read More

Many governors have opposed settling Syrian refugees. Credit: Mstyslav Charnov/Wikimedia Commons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina is one of at least 27 states whose governors have opposed settling Syrian refugees, in light of the recent attacks in Paris. Underlying their concerns is the fact one of the attackers entered France by posing as a Syrian refugee. Legal experts assert there is lega ...Read More

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