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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Archive: June 30, 2016

Advocates want more protections for the more than 100,000 domestic workers in Florida. (pedrojperez/morguefile)

Miami - There are close to 100,000 domestic workers in south Florida alone, and a new effort aims to educate them about the potential risks of their jobs and to encourage them to fight for their rights. A domestic worker is someone who works in another person's home on more than a part-time basis an ...Read More

Although the threat from Zika is low in the Northwest, women are still being cautioned about sexual transmission of the virus. (pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. - As temperatures rise this summer, the threat of the Zika virus looms for many Americans. The risk of contracting the virus in the Northwest is low; the two species of mosquitoes that carry the disease don't typically travel farther north than California's Bay Area. However, contract ...Read More

Couples across the country are celebrating wedding anniversaries this month and next, one year after the Supreme Court decision that legalized their unions. (Jeremy Womack)

INDIANAPOLIS – There are a lot of first wedding anniversaries being celebrated in the next few weeks by couples who raced to the altar after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of that decision. Evan Wolfson, former p ...Read More

Yellowstone National Park is studying how human behavior impacts natural ecosystems. (Lan Kim/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is studying how human behavior affects natural ecosystems. More than 52,000 resource warnings were issued as visitation passed the four million mark for the first time last year, and 2016 attendance is expected to be even higher. With increased numbers come ...Read More

Since the recession, the vast majority of jobs have gone to workers with college degrees. (David Maiolo/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A high school diploma isn't enough in the post-recession job market, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, 8.4 million of all jobs created have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degr ...Read More

Some people believe payday loan sharks should be feared just as much as those swimming in the ocean. (Valdek/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While some Michiganders enjoy watching "Shark Week" specials on TV, others are working to stop what they see as another type of predator – the loan shark. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced rules to regulate the payday loan industry, but some g ...Read More

A new MASSPIRG survey cautions that some popular personal-care products on local store shelves are linked to negative health effects, including cancer. (M. Clifford)

BOSTON - Claire Gambrill, research intern at the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), which produced the survey, lists 10 common, everyday products which her group said consumers should beware. "There is men's deodorants, there are baby wipes, shampoos, conditioners, things like ...Read More

View of the 2014 Dan River coal-ash spill from the Duke Power Plan in Eden, a site that is still in need of cleanup. (Environment North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. - After promises from Duke Energy and North Carolina's government that the coal-ash ponds in the state would be cleaned up and excavated, the state Senate is pushing ahead with legislation (HB 630) that would offer the power company a cheaper alternative. After its approval by the Sena ...Read More

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