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PNS Daily Newscast - December 8, 2017 


In focus on our Friday rundown; two members of Congress are stepping down over sexual misconduct allegations; the BLM suspends natural gas waste standards; and we have a noted historian's take on the GOP Tax plan.

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Cars with special sensors mapped more than 800 miles of Jacksonville, a pilot city for a project to detect small natural gas leaks. (Environmental Defense Fund)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - How safe are the natural gas lines under your street? A new high-tech tool is helping to answer that question, while potentially sparing damage to the environment and your wallet. The collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach sent cars equi ...Read More

Opponents argue that transgender bathroom bills are an attempt to control a minority population. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Supporters of LGBT equality say it's time to stop gender identity-based discrimination in Michigan and around the country. North Carolina's new law banning people from using public restrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender is now the subject federal litigation, but has ...Read More

There's been an ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.(upstateNYer/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The findings of a new poll indicate many Ohioans want the stalemate over the Merrick Garland U.S. Supreme Court nomination to end. The survey released by the Center for American Progress found a strong, bipartisan majority wants the Senate to hold confirmation hearings on Presiden ...Read More

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing North Carolina over HB 2, and Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration have opted to counter-sue. (HalGoodtree/Flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina is going toe-to-toe with the federal government over HB 2, the controversial law passed in March. On Monday, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the state, saying it's violating the Civil Rights Act, Title Nine, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorizatio ...Read More

The Washington Legislature has established a review panel to investigate women's pregnancy-related deaths. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE - Washington state is battling a climbing rate of pregnancy-related deaths by re-establishing a Maternal Mortality Review Panel, not seen in the state since the 1930s. State lawmakers passed legislation this year to convene a panel to investigate these deaths, saying they happen at an alar ...Read More

State health experts have launched a new campaign aimed at curbing the growing number of heroin and prescription opioid-related overdose deaths in North Dakota. (iStockphoto)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Health experts host a community meeting today in Grand Forks to talk about the growing problems of prescription drug and heroin abuse in North Dakota. The meeting is part of the state Department of Human Services' newly-launched "Stop Overdose" campaign. According to the Cent ...Read More

Trophy hunting for grizzly bears in Wyoming could begin next year if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. (ba11istic/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Today is the last day for the public to weigh in on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) plans to remove the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has said it's prepared to allow bears outside park boundaries to be hunted and ...Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Tennesseans are encouraged to seek professional help if they feel stress, sadness or other emotions they feel unable to cope with. (WanMohd/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and experts are reminding Tennesseans about the importance of checking in on the psychological health of themselves and their loved ones. One in five adults experiences some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Al ...Read More

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