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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Archive: April 17, 2017

Big legislative wins for victims who seek and access protections through Kentucky's network of domestic violence programs, including this one in central Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser. House Bill 309 gives people with a long-term protective order the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their land ...Read More

Will Nebraska school children pay the price in the state's budget negotiations? (kakisky/Morguefile)

This is the fifth in a series of reports that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? LINCOLN, Neb. – Schools and educators in Nebraska are troubled by tax cut talk as budget negotiations continue at the state house. Over the past several y ...Read More

Water quality testing for the more than 4,000 public water systems in Indiana has dropped with years of budget cuts. (cityoffortwayne.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – A spill at a U.S. Steel plant last week that sent wastewater containing potentially toxic chemicals into a tributary of Lake Michigan in Northern Indiana is the latest example of why constant water quality testing is important, according to Tim Maloney, senior policy director fo ...Read More

A new program from AARP Wisconsin aims to change the attitudes of policymakers about the contributions of senior citizens. (JBryson/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Spend a little now – save a lot later. That's the essence of AARP Wisconsin’s Silver Dividend campaign, which aims to maximize the number of older Wisconsinites who can continue to live in their own homes and communities, with reduced reliance on government progra ...Read More

An Oregon Senate bill would give low-income Pacific Islanders in the U.S. under the COFA treaty access to dental care.  (domoyega/iStockphoto)

SALEM, Ore. – Denied access to Medicaid more than 20 years ago, low-income Pacific Islanders in Oregon are gaining their coverage back. People here under the Compact of Free Association, or COFA treaty from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau are granted legal ...Read More

It can be hard to ensure that kids get the dental care they need when many states, including New Mexico, don't have enough dentists. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With all the debate surrounding medical care in the U.S., the topic of oral health isn't often part of the discussion - and in New Mexico, a setback in the Legislature means dental care needs for many will continue to go unmet. The Dental Therapy Bill, House Bill 264, passed t ...Read More

As Missouri lawmakers try to trim the budget, affordable housing advocates say one idea on the table would hurt seniors and people with disabilities. (aarp.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate is set to vote on legislation that would end a property tax credit for about 100,000 people. House Committee Bill 3 would repeal the so-called Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit - a state program for low-income people with disabilities or who are age 65 ...Read More

Fighting fires by helicopters and airplanes increased after an upsurge in Colorado wildfires in 2012 and 2013. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the Trump administration takes steps to sideline environmental science, recent research confirms that western states will need to brace for more frequent - and bigger - wildfires as a result of climate change. South Dakota State University scientist Mark Cochrane studied more than a d ...Read More

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