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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Archive: December 19, 2016

During this holiday season, those who fight hunger in Kentucky say the perfect gift is making a donation to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. (Greg Stotelmyer)

BEREA, Ky. — Kentucky has one of the highest food-insecurity rates in the nation, and those who help feed the hungry say a wonderful gift this holiday would be a donation to your local food pantry. The season of giving is the perfect time to help fellow Kentuckians who struggle to put food o ...Read More

Wisconsin voters should be confident that their elections are fair and accurate, according to a grassroots advocacy group. (Kras1/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. -- As the Electoral College meets today to cast the votes that will officially elect the next president, Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen says voters can be assured that there is no evidence of tampering or hacking in last month's election. Thomsen made that state ...Read More

Experts advise people to do their research on charities before making a donation (cohdra/morguefile).

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- There are more than 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States, so it can be tough to figure out which to choose for your end-of-the-year donations. Attorney Beverly Salhanick with the Nevada Justice Association said you first need to familiarize yourself with a ...Read More

Research finds Americans born in 1980 are far less likely to out-earn their parents than Americans born in 1940. (Flickr)

SEATTLE – The chance that young Americans will earn more than their parents may be no more than a coin flip now, new research says. According to The Equality of Opportunity Project, people born in 1940 had about a 90 percent chance of out-earning their parents. For those born in 1980, that c ...Read More

Undocumented workers are frequently forced to accept illegal

DENVER -- Undocumented workers aren't stealing identities in order to get jobs in the U.S. nearly as frequently as they are forced by their employers to accept identities "on loan.” That's the finding of a new study from the University of Colorado Denver. Report author and assistant professo ...Read More

Michigan lawmakers return to work the second week of January. (MittenStatePhototog/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – At a time when political friction is high, Michigan state leaders are being applauded for coming together to help children and families. The lame duck legislative session just wrapped up with passage of several measures, including a supplemental budget bill (SB 800) that wil ...Read More

Superutilizers are people who are frequently in and out of jails and hospitals because of mental illness or addiction. (icjia.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An effort is under way in Illinois to create a data bank of so-called "superutilizers" - individuals with mental illnesses and/or addictions who repeatedly end up in jails, prisons and hospitals. John Maki, director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Informational Authority, sai ...Read More

Health experts say what should be a lot of fun, quality family time ends up stressing people out so much that it can even cause illness. (Christopher Pattberg/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At this time of the year, many people focus on parties, family activities and gift giving, but all of that holiday fun can leave many people stressed out, tired and sick. Dr. A.K. Misra, medical director of U.S. HealthWorks, has a few suggestions for staying healthy and ...Read More

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