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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: February 10, 2016

The Democratic leadership of the Wisconsin State Assembly believes the state's Family Medical Leave law is stuck in the 1950s and needs a 21st Century update to reflect the changing family dynamic. (KatarzynaBailasiewicz/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Families in Wisconsin are working harder than ever but our laws simply haven't kept pace with the modern workplace, says state Assembly Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse. She and 35 other Democrats are pushing a bill to modernize the state's Family Medical Leave law. ...Read More

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill to make naloxone, a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdose, available without a prescription. (cohdra/morguefile)
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Three people die from prescription opioid overdose in Oregon each week, according to the Oregon Health Authority, and lawmakers in Salem are taking notice. The House Committee on Health Care is expected to hammer out during a work session today the details of a bill allowing pharma ...Read More

There are many federal and state grants to help Ohioans dreaming of a college education, and most start by filling out the FAFSA form. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans dreaming of higher education may experience sticker shock when they consider the price, but financial assistance is available. This weekend is Ohio College Goal Sunday, when current and prospective students can get help filling out the Free Application for Federal for Studen ...Read More

More than $100 million is available in Michigan annually to help students pay for college and vocational training. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - For getting to college, good grades can only go so far - you also need a way to pay. And throughout February, experts are available across Michigan to help prospective and current students apply for financial aid. Bill DiSessa, spokesman with the Michigan Department of Education, ...Read More

There are practical, affordable ways to cover the state’s undocumented immigrant population, says New York's Community Service Society. (Tomasz Kobosz)

NEW YORK - Undocumented immigrants aren't covered under the Affordable Care Act, leaving about 457,000 people ineligible for coverage in New York alone. A new report from the Community Service Society, which advocates for impoverished New Yorkers, outlines what it calls "practical and affordable" ...Read More

Advocates say 90 percent of Americans want mandatory GMO labeling. (Alexis Baden-Mayer/flickr.com)

NEW YORK - A bill requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has cleared its first hurdle in the state Assembly. Despite serious opposition from retailers and agricultural industries, the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection approved the measure Tuesd ...Read More

The future of North Carolina's March 15 Primary is in question after a federal appeals court ordered the state to redraw the districts. The state is has asked the court to reconsider the decision. (southernfried/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. The districts were found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court ...Read More

Scientists say they found a new Lyme-disease causing bacteria in several Midwestern states, including North Dakota. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Nature lovers beware. Scientists believe they have found a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors found at least six cases in patients only in the upper Midwest. Microbiologist Dr. Jeannine Peterse ...Read More

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