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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Archive: April 6, 2016

North Carolina's Medicaid program has 120 days to retrain employees to make personal-care services as equally accessible for people with disabilities living at home as those living in facilities. (xenia/Morguefile.com)

CARRBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Medicaid program must change some of its policies after a federal district court approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit. In the case, Pettigrew vs. Brajer, attorneys challenged the denials and terminations of Medicaid-funded personal-care services provided ...Read More

As part of National Walking Day, Minnesota health advocates are asking for more funding for the state's Safe Routes to School program. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many people gear up for National Walking Day, some Minnesotans are asking the state to do more to help youngsters find safer walking routes to school. Groups such as the American Heart Association are backing a $6 million funding plan for the "Safe Routes to School" program. Mi ...Read More

Opponents say a proposed pork-processing factory farm in Mason City would threaten the environment and public health. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With more than 9,000 large-scale "factory farms" already operating in the state, some Iowans are saying "Enough is enough" and fighting back against a proposed facility in north-central Iowa. At Mason City's City Council meeting Tuesday night, there was a second reading of a reso ...Read More

An Illinois civil rights group is praising state lawmakers for advancing a bill to make birth certificate changes easier for transgender people. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A move to change Illinois' birth certificate law is earning praise from a civil rights watchdog. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, the change will help thousands of transgender residents in the state. House Bill 6073, introduced by Rep. Greg Harris, D- ...Read More

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is getting ready to take over management of Yellowstone grizzlies and is accepting public comments until April 14.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming is getting ready for the potential removal of Yellowstone grizzlies from the endangered species list. The state has produced a draft management plan, which includes hunting, and is accepting public comments through April 14. Connie Wilbert, director of the Sierra Club's Wyo ...Read More

With April being STD Awareness Month, state health officials are urging sexually active North Dakotans to take simple steps to protect themselves. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - April is STD Awareness Month, and the North Dakota Department of Health is urging residents to safeguard themselves through some simple steps: Talk. Test. Treat. According to the latest numbers, incidents of sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, ...Read More

A study says $125 million in wage-theft judgments have not been paid. (Empire Justice Center)

NEW YORK - Now that New York has approved a hike in the minimum wage, labor advocates want to be sure workers can collect what they're owed. Wage theft - the failure to pay workers what they earn - is still a common problem. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a major campaign to prosecute employ ...Read More

Luzerne County fired its chief public defender after he sued on behalf of defendants.  (Paco36/Wikimedia Commons)

PITTSBURGH - Poor people must be allowed to sue for enforcement of their right to legal counsel, according to an argument being made today in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Four years ago, the ACLU of Pennsylvania successfully sued Luzerne County on behalf of the county's chief public defender and sever ...Read More

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