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PNS Daily News - February 22, 2017 


We’re covering stories from across the nation including: new immigration policies released by the Trump administration; Obama’s transgender student bathroom rules could be reversed; and some senators weigh-in on the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

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In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled Wisconsin's political boundaries must be redrawn to make everyone's vote count equally. (bbourdages/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Wisconsin's political maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered, and in late January the panel ordered the state to redraw the maps in a fair manner by the first of November. Now, the Republican leaders of the state Legisla ...Read More

A legally questionable measure passed in several Oregon counties attempts to void a state law requiring background checks for private party gun transfers. (tigerlily713/Pixabay)

LAKEVIEW, Ore. -- A measure challenging gun regulations is popping up around the state. Since 2015, four counties have passed a measure known as the Second Amendment Preservation ordinance, and commissioners in Malheur, Union and Lake counties have heard the same measure in the past few weeks. The ...Read More

Led by a coalition of Catholic and Protestant denominations, weekly

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Every Tuesday, while Kentucky lawmakers are in session, a call for unity and social justice is being sounded at the state Capitol. The Kentucky Council of Churches, a coalition of more than 1,000 Christian congregations, leads a weekly gathering known as the Prayer in Action ...Read More

Conservationists are calling on Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to let his constituents know where he stands on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (fema.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ahead of a Senate confirmation vote this week, environmental groups in Missouri want U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak up about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the job, and t ...Read More

Child-care workers bear the responsibility of both looking after and helping to educate children. (Isaac and Aaron Goldberg/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- As the halfway mark in this year's legislative session approaches, issues such as the state's surplus and tax cuts are making headlines. But that could be obscuring one important issue affecting Idaho parents: The dire state of many of the state’s child care providers. A stud ...Read More

Sportsmen and conservation groups are crying foul over moves in Congress to overturn new U.S. Bureau of Land Management rules. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A coalition of sportsmen and conservation groups is standing up for the Bureau of Land Management's new land-use planning policies after the U.S. House invoked a rarely used rule to roll back the initiative. The Senate is expected to vote on eliminating the rules next week. Suzanne O̵ ...Read More

According to a new investigative report, family courts systemically discredit claims of child abuse and award custody to the accused parent. (serggn/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Over the past eight years, custodial parents killed 58 American children after a court ignored abuse claims by a protective parent, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence. And a new investigative report, published by 100Reporters.org, says family courts systemica ...Read More

PASADENA, Calif. — Rep. Tom Price begins his first full week as secretary of Health and Human Services today, and Medicare advocates say they will continue to push Congress and the new administration to protect the program they call "crucial." Price, a Georgia Republican, came under fire from ...Read More

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