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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Archive: February 22, 2017

Confirmation hearings begin next month for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. (Rasha_Ramaswamy/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – With confirmation hearings set to begin next month for President Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Wisconsin's two U.S. Senators are split on their opinion regarding Gorsuch. Democrat Tammy Baldwin opposes the nomination, and Republican Ron Johnson supp ...Read More

Distracted-driving deaths have risen dramatically, prompting Washington state lawmakers to introduce a bill to stop it. (Sakkawokkie/iStock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State lawmakers want to stop a habit that could be as harmful to Washingtonians as drinking and driving: using a cell phone while driving. Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise in Washington state. Between 2014 and 2015, deaths rose from 130 to 171. House Bill ...Read More

Three out of four Nebraskans in an AARP survey approved of capping payday lenders' interest rates at 36 percent. (cohdra/morguefile)

LINCOLN, Neb. – State lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would beef up consumer protections in the payday-lending industry. While current Nebraska law allows payday lenders to charge borrowers up to 461 percent annual interest, Legislative Bill 194 would put a 36-percent cap on ...Read More

Parents are urged to take children to the dentist early in life to avoid problems later. (Virginia Carter)

CHICAGO – February is National Children's Dental Health Month and parents are being reminded of the importance of avoiding tooth decay because it can have long-term consequences for kids. Pediatric dentist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Mira Albert, say ...Read More

A controversial abortion measure will be before Indiana lawmakers within the next few days. (npr.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial piece of legislation that would require doctors to inform women who want to have an early stage non-surgical abortion that the procedure may be "reversible" will likely end up in court, if approved by lawmakers. On a seven-to-six vote, the House Public Policy Co ...Read More

Filing tax returns on your own can be a challenge, but free tax assistance is available from the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program. (Pixabay)

DENVER – W-2 and other tax forms are dropping into Colorado mailboxes, a sure sign that tax season has arrived. For many, income-tax returns are not something to tackle on your own, and hiring a professional can be costly, especially for people living on a fixed income. Carl Kantner, partner ...Read More

Enforcing the law, or painting Iowa as a racist state? There are two distinct views of House File 265 in the Iowa Legislature. (Iowa CCI Acton Fund)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Opponents of a bill under consideration at the Iowa Statehouse say it would "grease the wheels" for President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants. House File 265 would essentially bar state and local governments, along with public universities, from enacting policies tha ...Read More

A new study shows that in states where same-sex marriage was legalized, fewer gay teenagers have attempted to take their own lives. (DoroO/iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – New research says state laws legalizing same-sex marriage have brought a reduction in suicide attempts among high-school students. The study particularly notes a decline in suicides among gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers in those states, prior to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling upho ...Read More

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