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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Archive: December 23, 2016

Researchers at a Washington state lab say the amount of sewage treated in the United States each year could yield 30 million barrels of oil. (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation)

RICHLAND, Wash. - Research at a Washington state lab is proving not everything flushed down the toilet is waste. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created an energy- and cost-effective method for turning sewage into biocrude oil. The process mirrors the geological conditions ...Read More

The Endangered Species Coalition has released its Top 10 list of species in need of protections, including the greater sage-grouse. (BLM)

DENVER - As the Obama administration prepares to hand over the reins to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has produced a Top 10 list of at-risk species in need of protections. The greater sage-grouse, the centerpiece of an ongoing federal effort to conserve more than 60 ...Read More

Nearly a half-million family caregivers provide 437 million hours of care each year for loved ones in Oregon, according to a new report. (sarcifilippo/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nearly a half-million family caregivers in Oregon provide 437 million hours of care each year, but taking a break from caregiving can be difficult. A new report from AARP offers recommendations on how to make respite for caregivers more easily accessible. Jon Bartholomew, director ...Read More

The Arts Center of St. Peter teaches art to people who are patients at a psychiatric hospital. (Arts Center of St. Peter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some of Minnesota's human-service groups and agencies have received a holiday present of sorts. This month, seven have been selected to receive the 2016 Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Emily Piper, state commissioner of h ...Read More

A tentative agreement was reached following a three-day strike by faculty and staff at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities. (APSCUF)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Faculty and staff at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities are getting pay raises just in time for the holidays. Tentative contracts were agreed to after a three-day strike in October, the first in the history of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Facul ...Read More

Conservation groups say mining could damage two of the few remaining streams in Ryerson Station State Park. (Chris Collins/Flickr)

GREENE COUNTY, Pa. - Environmental groups say coal mining threatens to damage two streams in Ryerson Station State Park, and they want it stopped while the mining permit is reviewed. On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Center for Coalfield Justice filed an appeal of a permit revision given to Con ...Read More

Throughout the year, people in North Carolina protested HB 2, state legislation that restricts the rights of those who are transgender. (AwakenedEye/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina's failure to overturn a controversial "bathroom bill" will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina legislators met in a special session this week in an unsuccessful ...Read More

Matt Brown was born with heart defects, but his family says medical research has meant he can climb to the top of the steps featured in the movie

RICHMOND, Va. - Funding from the American Heart Association to study heart defects is doing a lot of good in Virginia, according to families and medical researchers. The Heart Association and the Children's Heart Foundation recently announced grants totaling more than $1 million for projects in sev ...Read More

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