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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Archive: August 31, 2017

Doctors urge parents to get the facts as they make decisions about children's immunizations, or their own. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Back-to-school preparations require more than just pencils and backpacks. Doctors are reminding parents and caregivers to have a conversation about vaccinations before school bells ring. Dr. Pamela Rockwell is the medical director of Dominos Farms Family Medicine and an immuniz ...Read More

Beavers were nearly wiped out in the Northwest a century ago. (Yellowstone National Park/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – For Idaho and other parts of the West to fight drought and arid conditions, taking a cue from beavers might help. Thought to be a nuisance by some landowners, researchers are finding the dams that beavers build on creeks and rivers actually help restore them. Researchers des ...Read More

Estimates from 2016 found there are about 690 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation groups are challenging in court the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to strip Yellowstone grizzly bears of endangered species protection. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Missoula and says Fish and Wildlife's decision to take g ...Read More

Henry McCollum was exonerated after serving more than 30 years on North Carolina's death row. (Center for Death Penalty Litigation)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Saturday marks the third anniversary of the biggest exoneration in North Carolina history. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were declared innocent after serving more than 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. Their story is chronicled in a report released Thursday b ...Read More

More than 30,000 Texans have sought refuge in shelters like this one. (Red Cross)

DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the most common questions asked amid natural disasters like Houston's Hurricane Harvey is, "How can we help?" Mark Tauscheck, a communications officer for the Red Cross in Iowa, says that question could be the tagline for his organization, which trains hundreds of p ...Read More

Mule deer herds have declined by 40 percent around the heavily developed gas fields near Pinedale. (Getty Images)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- With hunting season just around the corner, the sportswomen's group Artemis is making the case that keeping habitat viable for the greater sage grouse also will be good for mule deer populations. The group's new report, "Living on Common Ground," co-produced with the National Wil ...Read More

A new report card sizes up Maine's clean elections law and notes a couple of measure that failed by a narrow margin in the State Senate. (Royalbroil/wiki)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- A nonpartisan group is out with its annual report card on this year's legislative session, how lawmakers performed on Maine's campaign finance laws and how they serve the public interest. Anna Kellar is the program director for Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. She said this se ...Read More

In 2015, there were 12 overdose deaths for every 100,000 Oregonians. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Thursday is International Overdose Awareness Day, and medical experts in Oregon and across the nation are fighting the growing epidemic of this preventable cause of death. The opioid epidemic has gained national attention as the number of deaths has soared in recent years. ...Read More

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