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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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Self-driving cars still are in their testing phase but one day could improve the lives of people with disabilities. (Don DeBold/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers are in the beginning stages of developing regulations for self-driving cars, but they're already being asked to keep people with disabilities in mind. A research paper commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation and Securing America's Future Energy e ...Read More

Virginia teachers such as Carmen Sitton say low pay can get in the way of doing a job they love. (Lisa Sale)

RICHMOND, Va. – Teaching can be a tough way to make a living, Virginia educators say. So, they're looking to the General Assembly for help with low pay. According to the Virginia Education Association, state teachers make $7,200 less than the national average. Carmen Sitton, a second-grade ...Read More

Critics charge a congressional plan for Medicaid to do more with less through block grants is a false promise. (DHS)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress say Medicaid funding should be turned into block grants. They argue the increased flexibility would allow for spending cuts without cutting services. But according to critics, that's a false promise. Judith Solomon, v ...Read More

Groups advocating for hunters and anglers are crying foul over new rules passed in Congress that they say could pave the way for selling off the nation's public lands. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Hunting, fishing, conservation and outdoor industry organizations – and businesses – are sending a letter to Congress in opposition to new rules they say pave the way for selling off or transferring the nation's publicly-owned lands. Aaron Kindle, Western sportsmen's cam ...Read More

AARP Foundation is offering free tax preparation assistance through its Tax-Aide program across Tennessee beginning next week. (Tax/Flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tax season is upon us, and AARP of Tennessee is offering free tax assistance beginning next week as part of its Tax-Aide program. This season, nearly 400 volunteers will prepare taxes at 66 locations across Tennessee. Pam Holcombe, coordinator for the program in Tennessee, ...Read More

Duke Divinity School this weekend is offering help to churches and faith leaders looking to offer immigrants and refugees a sanctuary from deportation. (Icars/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – President Donald Trump signed a series of border security orders on Wednesday in what he said was an effort to counter illegal immigration. Included were orders to begin the process of constructing the wall between the U.S. and Mexico and restricting the immigration of re ...Read More

A new poll finds the vast majority of Granite Staters support the current smoke-free law and even more don't want to see it changed. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new poll found strong support for the Granite State's smoke-free law, and even greater opposition to a pending measure that would repeal key elements of it. Backers of a new bill, HB 279, said it's all about property rights; that's why they want the state to roll back the d ...Read More

NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta, right, testifying in legislative budget hearings this week. (NYSUT)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Educators say the state is on the right track, but needs to invest more in higher education. Three weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to make the state and city university systems tuition free for low- and middle-income New Yorkers. Testifying at state budget heari ...Read More

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