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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Archive: February 6, 2017

About 43 million Americans are now carrying a total of more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. (zimmytws/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin now ranks among the top five states in the nation for percentage of college grads holding student loan debt, with the average Wisconsinite carrying around $30,000 in loans. Student loan debt is difficult to refinance, unlike a mortgage or a car loan. A bill to change tha ...Read More

There is no age limit in Kentucky for when a child in trouble can be sent to court. Advocates want that changed, with a focus on options outside the court system. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Youth advocates say court is no place for young kids who get in trouble. In fact, they say, it can do more harm than good. But, Kentucky does not have a minimum age requirement to determine when children can be sent to court. According to a report from Kentucky Youth Advocates, b ...Read More

A new report finds that credit unions, which are not driven to return stockholder investments, are growing at a fast pace in the Northwest. (Hollywata/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Credit unions have seen explosive growth in the Northwest, expanding membership to half of the region's population. Since 2014, credit unions in Oregon and Washington have seen a 13 percent growth in membership, according to a new report from ECONorthwest. Over the same period, t ...Read More

The Tennessee Medical Association recommends the federal government work to improve the existing Affordable Care Act instead of repealing it. (Jason/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act. As discussions about the future of the ACA continue at the national and state levels, the Tennessee Medical Association is weighing in on how to improve the quality of health care. The TMA has released new recommendations for ho ...Read More

In addition to showing up at marches and rallies, more people are joining and donating to progressive organizations, in North Carolina and across the country. (Women AdvaNCe)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump's recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they're fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Pa ...Read More

Simiyu House in Kenya was built by volunteers through Indiana University at Bloomington. (Eric Smith)

KOUTS, Ind. – A student teaching project through Indiana University has turned into a quest to keep children in school in Africa. Eric Smith is a Portage High School graduate, attended IU Bloomington and now is a middle school English teacher in Kouts, but spends most of his free time workin ...Read More

Rural farmers want their voices heard about immigration and changes to trade policies. (state.mn.us)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Agriculture and trade groups are voicing their concerns over President Donald Trump's stance on immigration and his threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump's calls to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and possibly institute a tax on Me ...Read More

A new bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature could make pouring through large quantities of taxpayer-funded public data easier. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are set to hear a bill Monday that would bring local and state governments one step closer to the levels of transparency sought by watchdog groups. Senate Bill 40 would update the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA, making it possible to access digital copies of d ...Read More

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