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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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Matt Brem is a fifth-grade teacher at Pierce Elementary School in Cedar Rapids. Courtesy: Iowa State Education Association

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This is American Education Week, to honor all the people it takes to provide a quality education to students. Iowa State Education Association president Tammy Wawro of Cedar Rapids said it's important to recognize the critical role of schools in society. "I think it's just a w ...Read More

Portland International Airport janitor Julie Hayden spoke at a national rally this week in support of a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union. Courtesy: SEIU

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's busiest airport isn't among the seven where service workers went on strike on Thursday, but janitors, baggage handlers, wheelchair assistants and others at Portland International Airport say they have all the same complaints. Julie Hayden, who works as a janitor at PDX, ca ...Read More

Experts encourage the adoption of older youths in foster care during National Adoption Month. Credit: Stacy Braswell/freeimages.com

NEW YORK - Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for many teens. But those who age out of foster care without ever being adopted lack the family support system that helps many become independent. Research at the Chapin Hall policy research center at the University of Chicago found that, as ...Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. Credit: Annette Bernhardt/Wikimedia Commons

CHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - A report released this week by a business group predicting dire consequences if the minimum wage is raised to $15 an hour doesn't reflect reality, fair-wage advocates say. According to the report by the Long Island Association, more than 23,000 Long Island jobs would be lost and ...Read More

Minnesota's dwindling population of the Karner Blue butterfly soon could be gone, according to a new report. Credit: Endangered Species Coalition

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A species of butterfly that calls Minnesota home is perilously close to becoming extinct. The Karner Blue butterfly is on a list of the top 10 "most isolated" species in the United States. According to the Endangered Species Coalition, these animals and plants all share one thing ...Read More

Immigration advocates are to hold a community fair on Saturday in Phoenix. Credit: Avidcreative/iStockphoto

PHOENIX - Immigration advocates will hold a community fair at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Saturday, marking one year since President Obama signed executive orders on immigration, creating the program known as DAPA and expanding DACA. DAPA - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans - would allow ...Read More

Grizzly bear. Credit: Kim Keating/U.S. Geological Survey

CASPER, Wyo. - The grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone region now have the dubious distinction of being one of the top 10 most isolated species in America. A new report called "No Room to Roam: 10 American Species in Need of Connectivity" was released Wednesday by the nonprofit Endangered Spec ...Read More

Colorado immigrants' rights supporters are joining a national day of action today. Credit: rrodrickbeiler/iStockphoto.

DENVER - One year after President Obama issued an executive order known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, parents of U.S.-citizen children still could face deportation. Colorado immigrants and supporters - along with thousands of others at rallies across the country today - ...Read More

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