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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Archive: August 11, 2016

Nothing to cry about: a new survey ranks Maine third in the nation for the affordability of having a baby. (Ernest F.)

AUGUSTA, Maine – It's no secret that August is a big month for children being born, across the nation, but Mainers may be surprised to learn that their state offers some of the lowest childbirth-related costs in the nation. Jill Gonzalez, an analyst for the online survey group Wallet Hub, sa ...Read More

The Johnson City Power Board is asking the city for permission to become a private entity. Changes in TVA rates and current state laws may prompt more municipal power boards to do the same. (Morguefile.com)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – There are 60 municipal power companies in Tennessee, but that number could decrease as power boards look to survive in a changing marketplace. This month the Johnson City Power Board presented at a public meeting reasons for separating from the city. Jeff Dykes, the J ...Read More

As the number of locally-transmitted Zika cases grows, so do frustrations over Florida's health care inequities. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the Zika virus continues to spread, Gov. Rick Scott is urging pregnant women to talk with their doctors about prevention strategies, which is no easy task for many Florida women caught in the so-called coverage gap. House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, who also is the C ...Read More

Since he became director of ODRC in 2011, Gary Mohr has been vocal about the need for reforms. (ODRC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is being recognized for its work to change its approach to corrections. The American Correctional Association (ACA) has presented its Lucy Webb Hayes Award to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The award goes to agencies that demonstrate a strong comm ...Read More

In Washington state, African Americans' median incomes are 33 percent lower than whites'. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

SEATTLE — According to a new study, it will take the average African-American family 228 years to accumulate the amount of wealth the average white family has today if current policies continue. It will take the average Latino family 84 years to achieve the same. The "Ever-Growing Gap" repor ...Read More

Some Colorado organizations are celebrating National Health Center Week with free backpacks and school supplies for low-income kids. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado is celebrating National Health Center Week to recognize the contributions of clinics that serve more than 23 million Americans. The focus this year, according to Laurie Larrick, vice president of human resources and compliance with the High Plains Community Health Center, i ...Read More

More Texans will be able to vote in November under an agreement that allows a wider range of identification documents at the polls. (niyazz/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — Voting rights advocates encouraged the more than 500,000 Texans who could not have voted under the Texas Voter ID law because they lacked a photo ID to cast a ballot in the November general election. Following a federal court ruling striking down most of the law, state offici ...Read More

The FitzPatrick nuclear power reactor is the same design as the Fukushima reactors. (USNRC)

NEW YORK – Exelon has agreed to buy the failing FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in upstate New York, but consumers are getting stuck with a huge bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the sale on Tuesday. The money losing facility sold for just $110 million. But to close the deal, and to keep t ...Read More

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