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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: March 25, 2016

Death penalty opponents hold a vigil at the South Dakota State Penitentiary on Good Friday. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A group of death penalty opponents is holding a Good Friday vigil to protest the use of capital punishment in South Dakota. The group is having its 19th annual prayer service outside the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, the only prison in the state where executio ...Read More

New research shows some international news coverage unnecessarily links the Islamic faith to acts of extremist violence. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - With the March Madness basketball tournament under way, social justice advocates are releasing their own version of the Elite Eight: the eight most-quoted sources in news articles about extremism. To create their list, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) looked throug ...Read More

Washington has 101 delegates up for grabs in Saturday's Democratic caucuses. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a demographic profile of the state of Washington ahead of Democratic caucuses tomorrow. According to the Census Bureau, the state has nearly 5.5 million people of voting age. Although that doesn't necessarily mean all 5.5 million are eligible to vote ...Read More

A new law will prevent local municipalities from passing legislation to enable transgender people to use public bathrooms assigned to the gender they identify with. Legal challenges are expected to follow. (Shelly/Flickr)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - While it often takes months to advance new bills through the North Carolina State Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory has signed legislation lawmakers pushed through this week with sweeping speed. The State Assembly passed legislation, House Bill 2, that blocks cities from allowing transg ...Read More

Prescription drug prices have increased six times faster than inflation. (Alcibiades/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Prescription costs are going up fast, but help is available for low-income seniors. A recent AARP study found the retail price of prescription drugs has risen six times faster than inflation over the past ten years. Bill Johnston-Walsh, state director of AARP Pennsylvania, ...Read More

The Animal Welfare Approved label sets the highest standard for treatment of egg-laying hens. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Whether it's for a hunt or a brunch, animal welfare groups are advising Michigan residents purchasing eggs this Easter week not to be fooled by deceptive packaging claims. Carter Dillard, director of litigation for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, says with increasing consumer ...Read More

Two Indiana universities are working to keep fertilizers from ending up in local waterways, and have gotten recognition for their research from the White House. (in.gov)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A new program aimed at improving water quality in the nation's heartland by using watershed-scale conservation to reduce nutrient runoff from farms has been recognized by the Obama Administration during the United Nations World Water Day Summit. The program is a collaborati ...Read More

The CDC says its TIPS anti-smoking campaign, launched in 2014 to get people to talk to each other about their smoking-related illnesses, has been a success. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – While Maryland's smoking rate is slightly lower than the national average, anti-tobacco advocates say it still needs to come down, especially with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), its efforts to get more people to stop smoking are ...Read More

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