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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Archive: July 25, 2016

Jane Herrod is one of the Kentucky farmers growing a test plot of industrial hemp this summer. (Catherine Moore)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky is experimenting with industrial hemp as dozens of farmers grow test plots covering 45,000 acres. This is the second summer that the crop has been grown on Jane Herrod's small farm along the Kentucky River in Fayette County. She said the experiment is filled with regu ...Read More

An estimated 107,000 Washingtonians have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. (JI/flickr)

SEATTLE — Washington state researchers are in Toronto this week joined by scientists from around the world for the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. The dementia research community is coming together to share studies and discoveries from their work. University of Wisco ...Read More

Most Americans don't grasp basic concepts of financial literacy, says a new study. (AlexBrylov/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. — According to a recently released nationwide study, only about one in three Americans is considered financially literate: possessing a basic understanding of financial concepts such as budgeting, credit and decision-making when it comes to money. The results did not surprise J ...Read More

Advocates say Hoosiers need to voice their opinions about the state's cleanup plan for coal ash. (Greg Stotelmyer)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is finalizing plans on how to deal with coal ash around the state. Indiana has 84 coal ash lagoons, more than any other state, and is second only to Texas for its dependence on coal energy. Jodi Perras, the Sierra Clu ...Read More

Protesters plan to march from Philadelphia City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic National Convention is being held. (Andrew Ciscel/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's 74 delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention could be met by hundreds of anti-poverty protesters on the convention's opening day. The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is holding the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in Philadelphia on M ...Read More

Domestic violence prevention programs across the Bay State got some major help this month with new funding from the CDC. (Ben Polloard via flickr)

BOSTON — The Bay State just got some major help from the feds when it comes to combating domestic violence and dealing with traumatic brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $30 million to 23 states this month. Angela Marr, branch chief at the CDC's National Cent ...Read More

Young athletes are less likely to ask for help when they're having suicidal thoughts. (Michael Carter)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Student athletes experience mental health issues at about the same rate as the general student body – 30 percent. About a third of those students will get help, but only 10 percent of their athlete counterparts will. In November 2014, two local high school athletes ...Read More

With the Democratic National Convention kicking off today, advocates say both political parties are ignoring a major problem in New Hampshire and the nation: that of childhood poverty. (Qqqqqq via wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today and advocates are concerned, because they say both parties are missing out on addressing a major problem in New Hampshire and the nation – child poverty. Amy Ireland Bourgault, director of New Hampshire Kids Count, says ...Read More

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