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PNS Daily News - February 20, 2017 


We’re following several stories from around the nation including: a look at what to expect from the President’s revised immigration ban; Presidents Day rallies elevate calls for impeachment; and progress made in ensuring kids have a healthy start to the school day.

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Archive: January 12, 2017

From 2003 to 2013, assets of charitable foundations grew by $321 billion. (Nat'l. Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

NEW YORK – Foundations receiving tax-deductible contributions are booming, but a new report says little of the new money pouring in makes its way to those working on social justice issues. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) report says between 2003 and 2013, which incl ...Read More

Early tax filers will have to wait for refunds this year. It's the result of new anti-fraud measures being taken by the Internal Revenue Service. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – It's just about time to give Uncle Sam his share, and some changes this year could affect when those who often rely on tax refunds will get their money back. The IRS will begin accepting 2016 income tax returns on Jan. 23, but because of new anti-fraud measures, taxpayers fi ...Read More

House Speaker Paul Ryan may be escalating his plan to privatize Medicare. (paulryanhouse.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There's been talk by Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan for several years about phasing out Medicare and replacing it with private insurance, but now those words may turn into action. Ryan has said he'll try to push it through as efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act mo ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Food allergies, diabetes and cancer are among the growing health concerns for Ohio families, and a best selling author and mother says the nation's "sick" food system is partly to blame. Robyn O'Brien, director of the AllergyKids Foundation, is scheduled to speak about the i ...Read More

Juvenile fish often are caught up in shrimp trawler nets off of the North Carolina coast. (flickr.com/mwms1916)

NEW BERN, N.C. – Wildlife advocates say the state's fish population is in jeopardy because some species are getting caught up – literally – in the shrimp industry. It's known as bycatch, and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation has filed a request to expand nursery habitat area ...Read More

Groups are asking federal agencies to stop investments in the lower Snake River dams, which could be torn down to help salmon populations. (BLM/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Conservation and fishing groups are calling for a halt to spending projects on four lower Snake River dams that they say could be torn down to help salmon in the Northwest. The groups filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Portland this week to cut off an estimated $110 million in proj ...Read More

Advocates for public transportation are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to make public transportation funding a part of his infrastructure plan this year. (Tennessee Public Transportation Association)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Transportation and infrastructure are areas of focus for Gov. Bill Haslam as he enters the new year, with the governor being quoted as saying he plans to unveil a plan for projects and funding. While work to the state's thousands of miles of roads is no doubt on the list, ...Read More

Opponents of a measure to repeal the Granite State's concealed carry gun law say it would put public safety at risk. (Moms Demand Action NH)

CONCORD, N.H. – This is the legislative priority? That's what opponents of a measure to repeal the state's concealed carry gun law are asking as the measure appears ready to advance in the state Senate. The vote in the full Senate could come as early as next week, and Zandra Rice Hawkins, ...Read More

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