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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 25, 2016

Tribal groups are calling for a Minnesota oil pipeline expansion to halt permanently. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new oil pipeline project for Northern Minnesota is being delayed an extra two years, but tribal groups say that's not enough. The proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline and a replacement for an existing line have been pushed back until 2019, because the Minnesota Supreme Court ha ...Read More

A new report finds thousands of seniors are dying while on waiting lists to receive services to help them stay out of nursing homes. (wallyir/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – They want assistance to stay in their homes as they age, but according to a new report, a lengthy waiting list for those services means thousands of Florida seniors are dying before they can get help. The analysis from Politico found that in the fiscal year that ended in ...Read More

A lack of funding and staff keep Kentucky's network of 15 domestic violence shelters, including this one near Lexington, from meeting all the needs of victims. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The raw numbers from a single day last fall shine a glaring light on Kentucky's inability to help a significant number of domestic violence victims. According to an annual national census, on Sept. 16, Kentucky's 15 domestic violence shelters turned away 129 victims because of a l ...Read More

Last year, AARP and CASH Oregon's free tax-aid programs helped more 83,000 Oregonians with their income-tax returns. (Alex Raths/iStockphoto)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Taxes just got a little easier this year with the aid of volunteer programs throughout Oregon. AARP and CASH Oregon are offering free face-to-face consultations throughout tax season, mainly looking to help people with low incomes. Bill Ensign, state coordinator of the AARP Founda ...Read More

Maine and New Hampshire are working together, taking biological samples and using GPS tracking collars to study the survival rate of moose in both states. (Ashley Malinowski)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Shorter winters are blamed for driving up the local tick and parasite population, which can be fatal to moose, and now Maine is teaming up with New Hampshire to study survival rates for moose in both states. Lee Kantar, state moose biologist for the Maine Department of Inlan ...Read More

State Rep. Stephanie Chang and other lawmakers say Michiganders need a voice in air and water quality matters. (Michigan House Democrats)

LANSING, Mich. – Given the water crisis in Flint and air quality troubles in Detroit, some state leaders want to ensure the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is working for the people. Along with several other lawmakers, Democratic Rep. Stephanie Chang on Wednesday announced a pac ...Read More

More than 750,000 Marylanders don't have enough to eat and volunteers are helping to end that by participating in a food drive. (AAR.)

BALTIMORE – There are more than 750,000 people in Maryland who don't know where their next meal is coming from, and according to AARP many of them are older residents who have to decide between paying their electricity bill, buying prescription medications or purchasing food. Volunteers from ...Read More

Girl Day encourages young ladies to learn more about STEM Fields. (@ProfImages/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Young women in Ohio and around the world are being encouraged today to help design the future. It's Girl Day, an annual event urging young females to study the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also called STEM. In her more than 25 years of experi ...Read More

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