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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Archive: March 7, 2017

Indian Point's electricity can be replaced by solar, wind and energy efficiency, advocates say. (skeeze/pixabay.com)

NEW YORK – The Indian Point nuclear power plant is slated to close by 2021, and a recent report says that electricity can be replaced with clean energy. The report, from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper, says the power can be replaced by a combination of increased energy e ...Read More

With 1,700 miles of coastline, water clarity affects the value of many Long Island homes. (Doug Kerr/flickr.com)

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – A new survey shows that improving water quality not only helps the environment, it raises property values too. Most of the water pollution problems on Long Island are from on-site residential waste disposal systems such as septic tanks and cesspools. The study, conducted ...Read More

Cuts to the Great Lakes cleanup fund could negatively impact many Michigan cities, advocates say. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Conservationists say there's nothing great about the White House plan to slash funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and they're calling on Congress and the president to leave the lakes out of partisan politics. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal would slash a ...Read More

Sally Terranova and her son Colin rely on Medicaid to deal with his type 1 diabetes. (S. Terranova)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation being heard in the Missouri Senate this week would change the financing structure of the Medicaid program, and advocates say that could put the health of thousands of residents in danger, and create unnecessary financial risks for the state. Currently, the f ...Read More

For the seventh time in a row, a Wake County jury opted for life in prison without parole for a person where prosecutors were pursuing the death penalty. (Matthias Muller/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Nathan Holden, convicted of the murders of his in-laws and beating of his ex-wife, will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. That's the decision of a Wake County jury late last week, marking the seventh time in a row a jury in that county rejected the death p ...Read More

Cities such as Nashville and others across Tennessee are home to immigrants and refugees in limbo again after President Trump issued a second executive order on Monday related to immigration. (John Lamb/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New restrictions on immigration are in place today, after President Trump signed an executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries. The travel ban comes six weeks after the initial ban that was ultimately blocked by federal courts. It drops I ...Read More

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States.

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona State Senate is expected to begin work this week on a series of bills that would have Arizona join the call for a Constitutional Convention. The Arizona House already passed legislation to hold a convention, specifically to consider a balanced budget amendment. Now 30 s ...Read More

The Sierra Club survey found about 3.2 gas leaks per road mile in Hartford. (Sage Ross/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut ratepayers are footing the bill for natural-gas leaks statewide, according to a new report. Using sensitive equipment, a study commissioned by the Sierra Club found that about 43,000 cubic feet of gas per day is leaking into the air in Hartford alone. According ...Read More

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