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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Archive: December 22, 2016

It's too late to fill-out a paper application for health coverage that starts Jan. 1, but you can still get help today with an online application. (Health Care For All)

BOSTON – Among last minute holiday preparations, there's one major detail many people still need to attend – making sure they have health coverage for 2017. Friday is the deadline for applications for coverage that starts Jan. 1. Maria Gonzalez, strategy and communications director a ...Read More

The gray wolf once flourished in Wisconsin, but is now on an imperiled species list. (kjekol/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – As the Obama administration prepares to hand over power to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has just released its top 10 list of imperiled species. The advocacy group wants the next administration to take steps to slow the rates of extinction. On ...Read More

About 35 Maine students and local supporters occupied a local bank branch in Portland to protest loans the bank made to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Maine Students for Climate Action)

PORTLAND, Maine – While many people have been out holiday shopping this week, some local college students have been protesting a major bank's investment in the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project. Ester Topolarova, an organizer for Maine Students for Climate Justice, was among the 3 ...Read More

Ignacio Alvarado, a former sheep herder, advocates on behalf of Colorado's migrant workers. (Joe Mahoney)

DENVER – Each year, some 300 men, mostly from South America, are recruited for work virtually no American wants to do: tending to sheep and other livestock around the clock on Colorado's ranches and rangelands. Ignacio Alvarado came to the United States from Chile on a special H-2A visa in t ...Read More

The combined state budget deficit could reach almost $3 billion by June 30. (Rlibrandi/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's budget deficit is on course to approach $3 billion by the end of June, but a new report suggests steps the state can take to close that gap. According to the report, called "A Fair Share Tax Proposal for Pennsylvania," the problem is tax cuts - mostly benefitting ...Read More

Gift wrap and bags are recyclable as long as the material is not metallic or glittery.<br />(frankieleon/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Despite all the wrapping paper, shipping boxes and food packaging, the holiday season doesn't have to be a season of waste. Experts say many items can be kept out of the landfill by properly recycling them. According to the EPA, 1 million tons of household waste ends up in land ...Read More

The Obama administration has been a strong proponent of Head Start nationally, but advocates say Virginia should do more to fill in the gaps between local programs. (Whitehouse.gov)

RICHMOND, Va. — Access to quality Head Start programs varies widely, according to new research. Children's advocates say Virginia can help close educational disparities by equalizing that. The "State(s) of Head Start" report found the early education programs vary greatly from one community ...Read More

The Atlantic canyons are considered hotspots of biodiversity. (tpsdave/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — President Obama has designated hundreds of millions of acres of federally-owned Atlantic and Arctic waters off-limits to oil and gas leasing. Citing the extreme difficulty of cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic, the White House announcement, issued late Tuesday, protects large po ...Read More

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