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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 23, 2017

Lawmakers in Indiana have introduced several bills to legalize medicinal marijuana. (fbi.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's been a sudden flurry of legislation in Indiana to reform the state's marijuana laws. State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, has introduced a marijuana bill for the seventh straight year. Senate Bill 255 would create an an agency to work out details for allowing the use of med ...Read More

Political boundaries in Wisconsin may have to be redrawn to stop partisan gerrymandering. (stevenoviciger/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – In November, a federal three-judge panel ruled that Wisconsin's political boundaries are unconstitutionally gerrymandered to give an unfair advantage to incumbent politicians. Reform legislation will be introduced in the current legislative session to take the job of drawing ...Read More

Iowa poultry farmers will have greater protections for dealing with processors under new USDA rules. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans are being encouraged to add their two-cents on new regulations aimed at expanding protections for chicken and livestock producers as they deal with processors. The USDA's has called the regulations the "Farmer Fair Practice Rules," and Anna Johnson, policy associate with ...Read More

Growing numbers of churches in Minnesota have pledged to provide sanctuary for immigrants if the Trump administration steps up deportations. (isiahmn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Churches across Minnesota are continuing to pledge their support for immigrants who may face deportation under the Trump administration. Pastor Grant Stevensen said since the November election, churches have been signing on as sanctuaries for those seeking refuge in case of mass ...Read More

A broad based coalition is urging Sen. Susan Collins to join Sen. Angus King in opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. (Natural Resources Council of Maine)

AUGUSTA, Maine – With a vote possible as early as this week, environmental advocates are urging both of Maine's U.S. senators to unite in opposition to President Donald Trump's EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt. The Trump transition team calls Pruitt an expert in Constitutional law, with a deep unde ...Read More

Two Washington state lawmakers, Sen. Barbara Bailey and Rep. Steve Tharinger, have been recognized for their work supporting caregivers. (AARP)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – AARP is recognizing three Washington state leaders as advocates in the halls of Olympia for caregivers. Gov. Jay Inslee, state Rep. Steve Tharinger, and state Sen. Barbara Bailey were recognized as Capitol Caregivers, who champion policies for both family and professional ca ...Read More

Lawmakers in Olympia are still grappling with ways to properly fund public schools, after the 2012 McCleary decision. (dannymac15_1999/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – For many lawmakers in Olympia, the McCleary decision and how to properly fund public schools has been a stumbling block. But Sharonne Navas, co-founder and executive director of the Equity in Education Coalition, sees the issue as an opportunity for legislators this year to ...Read More

Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, a new survey shows. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation's middle and high schools can still be described as "hostile environments," according to a new survey by the Gay Lesbian and Stra ...Read More

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