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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: September 28, 2016

The average retirement income for Americans age 65 and older is about $31,000 a year. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - More than half of Michiganders are retired by age 62, but experts say it's never too early to begin plotting a path for retirement. Help is available through a series of Securing MI Financial Future workshops in October. AARP Michigan is among the sponsors, and associate state dir ...Read More

A new Senate bill is aimed at protecting whistleblowers at nuclear facilities such as the Hanford Site, above. (U.S. Department of Energy)

SEATTLE - A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would further protect whistleblowers at nuclear sites. Senate Bill 3394 is designed to level the playing field in cases where employees bring forward safety concerns, and even expands the definition of whistleblower to include anyone who reports on fra ...Read More

City leaders from across the nation are discussing the opioid epidemic this week. (CDC.gov)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An estimated 129 people die each day in this country from an overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs, and the leader of one Florida community that has been on the front lines says awareness is key. Fort Lauderdale once was considered ground zero for so-called "pill mills," ...Read More

More scorchers in store? Climate change could bring hotter temperatures to Colorado in coming decades. (Pixabay)

DENVER - If global greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, cities along Colorado's Front Range will see hotter summers and more powerful storms and wildfires, according to a new analysis. By 2050, the study from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization predicted, the Denver metro area - which r ...Read More

Ed Jaramillo, left, president of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and Al Young, right, manned a table at a Prop. 55 event at Laney College in Oakland on Tuesday. (Fred Glass/Calif. Federation of Teachers)

OAKLAND, Calif. - The campaign promoting Proposition 55 is ramping up, with supporters taking to the phone banks, walking the precincts and holding campus events, including one on Tuesday at Laney College in Oakland. Prop 55 would keep the temporary state income-tax increase in place for wealthy Ca ...Read More

Virginia industries could save billions and help the state meet carbon goals through energy efficiency, according to new research. (Brown, Smith and Kim - Georgia Tech)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia manufacturers and industries would gain billions in benefits from better energy efficiency, while also cutting their carbon output, according to two new studies. Jennifer Kefer, executive director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, said its research found industrial ...Read More

The Florida contractors who won the bid to spot-paint the Yeager Bridge in Charleston confessed to federal fraud on another contract in the state this summer. (Steve White)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Florida contractor confessed to defrauding workers on a Braxton County project, but still won a million-dollar state contract in Charleston. The contractor now could be in legal trouble again by not using West Virginia workers on the new job. In August, Nomiki and Michael Valv ...Read More

Arizona health experts are advising a national conference of city managers about strategies for fighting the opioid-abuse epidemic. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

PHOENIX - Unintentional drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death among adults, in the state and across the country - and Arizona public health experts are sharing their knowledge about opioid abuse at a major conference in Kansas City this week. The meeting brings together city mana ...Read More

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