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PNS Daily Newscast - October 24, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; the Pentagon attempts to clear the air on the ambush of U.S. troops; high marks for the nation’s capital city in meeting the needs of immigrant children; and we’ll tell you why experts are encouraging expanded vision screening of kids.

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Archive: July 9, 2015

A federal court has cleared the way for what conservationists say needs to happen to clean up Pennsylvania tributaries of Chesapeake Bay - including reducing polluted farm runoff. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal court victory has cleared the way for what conservationists say needs to happen on Pennsylvania farms to help meet the goals of a Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan. A federal appeals court ruling this week reaffirmed the legality of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, whi ...Read More

A sunset provision in New Hampshire could mean as many as 38,000 Granite State residents could lose health coverage, despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding subsidies for insurance purchased under the Affordable Care Act. Credit: New Hampshire Health Protection Plan.

CONCORD, N.H. – Tens of thousands of Granite State residents are at risk of losing health coverage, despite last month's Supreme Court ruling in favor of subsidies for those purchasing insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Jill Johnson Bardsley with the New Hampshire Chapter of the Nationa ...Read More

PHOTO: New solar projects are popping up around Indiana, thanks to the Solar Uniting Neighbors Grant Program. The goal is to help communities understand how to use and deploy solar technology to save energy and money. Photo credit: Ruairi/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Grant money is helping to spark new solar projects around Indiana. The Solar Uniting Neighbors grant program is awarding more than $300,000 to a diverse group of businesses and organizations. At the Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, a solar array will be installed to off s ...Read More

The Simon Lake BioBlitz in west-central Minnesota has volunteers helping to identify plant and animal species to provide guidance on conservation efforts. Credit: Land Stewardship Project.

GLENWOOD, Minn. – Dozens of people are gathering this weekend in west-central Minnesota to learn which plants and animals are living in one of the most threatened ecosystems in the country – and what can be done to help them thrive. The Simon Lake area in Pope County is home to an endan ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina wildlife groups are concerned a proposal to transfer management of captive deer and elk from the Wildlife Resources Commission to the Department of Agriculture could increase the risk of disease. Photo credit: Larry Smith/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina wildlife groups are urging lawmakers to hit the 'pause' button on legislation they say would change the management of captive deer and elk. The Farm Act of 2015, recently passed by the state Senate, would switch authority for captive deer from the Wildlife Resou ...Read More

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that a listening session about coal royalty will be held in Billings. Credit: David Olah.

BILLINGS, Mont. – Scrutiny of coal royalties is coming to Billings. Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that Billings will be the site of a listening session about reforms designed to put a halt to a business arrangement that allows companies to pay government royalties belo ...Read More

PHOTO: Public school students will likely be taking fewer standardized tests if Congress passes a bill now under consideration. Photo courtesy City of Beaumont, Texas.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill moving through Congress could dramatically reduce standardized testing for kindergarten-through-12th grade students in New Mexico and around the country. Betty Patterson, president of the National Education Association of New Mexico, says the Every Child Achieves Act ...Read More

PHOTO: The annual Women Powering Change expo in Denver brings more than 100 state and national organizations together to discuss their work advancing issues like sustainability, social justice and gender empowerment. Image credit: Stuart Jenner.

DENVER – More than 1,000 attendees are expected at today's Women Powering Change expo in Denver. The event, which began as a small backyard gathering in 2013, now showcases the work of more than 100 advocacy organizations across Colorado and the U.S. Lauren Casteel, president and CEO with th ...Read More

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