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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Archive: October 13, 2017

There are about 10,000 licensed child-care providers in Minnesota. (Tyler Hoff/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is first in the nation to use a new online tool that's designed to help both child-care providers and parents understand more about who and what is available for licensed child-care. Angie Bowman is the data programs manager for Child Care Aware of Minnesota, she ...Read More

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., visited a small meat processor after reports it had been harassed by a federal meat inspector. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BUTTE, Mont. – Small meat processors in Montana hope the state's Congressional delegation will act soon to rein in a regional food inspector from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Last month, Montana Standard ran a story on harassment from Food Safety and Inspection Service front-line supe ...Read More

Multiple organizations, including AFT Washington, are protesting U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos's visit to Bellevue today. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Protestors plan to greet Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in Bellevue today, where she is scheduled to speak at an annual fundraiser for the Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank. The center says it invited DeVos to speak because she's one of the nation's top po ...Read More

As the federal government pulls money out of the Affordable Care Act, its advocates and volunteers are helping to publicize the program and assist people with enrollments. (Raedle/GettyImages)

AUSTIN, Texas – As the Trump administration moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act, advocacy groups in Texas and across the country are taking over the federal government's role in helping people get health coverage. A coalition known as "Cover Texas Now" is stepping in to publicize the upcom ...Read More

Natural-gas pipeline opponents say they'll protest again Friday at Gov. Charlie Baker's office. (350 Mass For a Better Future)

BOSTON – A new report says two utility companies inflated energy costs for their customers in Massachusetts and other New England states. The allegations are being made in a new white paper by the Environmental Defense Fund. Craig Altemose, Master of Public Policy for the group, "350 Mass fo ...Read More

More than 1,100 Pennsylvania schools and daycare centers are within one-half mile of oil or gas production facilities. (anita_starzycka/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH – Does your child go to school or daycare near an active oil or gas well? A new interactive map can help you find out. The map was created using data from the Department of Education to show not only the location but the total enrollment of daycare centers, primary and secondary s ...Read More

Last year, Tax-Aide volunteers helped 31,000 Connecticut residents file their state and federal income-tax returns. (stevepb/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Tax day is still months away, but now's the time to volunteer to give low- and middle-income people in Connecticut help in preparing their income-tax returns. The AARP Foundation has been recruiting and training volunteers for its Tax-Aide program for almost 50 years. They ...Read More

President Donald Trump's executive order proposes new health-insurance products that won't go into effect until the relevant agencies develop new rules. (Goir/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Some California groups are predicting that President Trump's new executive order on health care could undermine health-insurance markets and lead to higher premiums for many people. The order, issued Thursday, directs federal agencies to loosen regulations, to allow small ...Read More

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