PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2018 

Authorities respond to another explosion in Austin Texas. Also on our rundown: A school resource officer credited with bringing a swift end to a shooting incident at a Maryland high school, The North Carolina GOP silent on an apparent Cambrrige Analytica connection; and an Alabama Medicaid Work requirement plan called a Catch-22.

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Archive: February 26, 2018

The Snake River Alliance helped more than 100 families install solar panels on their rooftops over the past year and a half. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – Could a proposal from the Idaho Power Company cast a shadow on the future of solar energy in the Gem State? The public will have a chance to weigh in on the utility company's proposition to state regulators to place Idahoans, who have installed rooftop solar panels, into a new ...Read More

Despite recent recalls, a Washington state veterinarian says pet food is the safest thing owners can feed their pets. (eminens/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Pet owners in the Evergreen State have been given two scares in the past few weeks over contaminated pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to pet owners about food brands, including Gravy Train and Kibbles 'n Bits, after the agency found low levels of pen ...Read More

Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation that would set up a voluntary retirement savings program for employers and employees. (

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a million Tennesseans don't have access to a retirement savings program through their employer - and AARP's Public Policy Institute estimates that people are 15 times more likely to save for retirement through a payroll deduction program. Those two facts are what ...Read More

The Great Lakes hold 90 percent of America's fresh water, and Wisconsin conservation groups oppose a plan to allow diversion of Lake Michigan water for a private manufacturer. (EPA)

MADISON, Wis. – As part of the deal being proposed for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a large plant in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is proposing that the city of Racine be allowed to divert 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water every day. The water would be ...Read More

People convicted of vandalizing natural and cultural resources or facilities managed by the BLM are subject to fines up to $1,000 and imprisonment. (

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Recreational visitors to public lands have a new tool to document any damage they see and upload their report to a database. Brian Sybert is executive director of the Conservation Lands Foundation. He said the new mobile app, TerraTRUTH, is needed because public lands are ...Read More

Under Oregon's new retirement savings program, people are saving about $50 per paycheck. (American Advisors Group/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon is listening to businesses on how to tweak the state’s novel saving option for employees as the program continues its roll out. OregonSaves is an alternative for workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings option, giving employees the chance to save pa ...Read More

In 1619, Virginia was home to the first Representative Legislative Assembly in the Americas. (Fort Monroe Authority)

HAMPTON, Va. — Fort Monroe, the first national monument dedicated by Former president Barack Obama, is one of many historic sites in Virginia that are re-examining the past and shedding new light on the role of African-Americans in American history. American Evolution - Virginia's 2019 Comme ...Read More

Illinois automatically sends 18-year-old defendants to adult court. (

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Legislation aimed at keeping juveniles on the right track is being discussed by Illinois lawmakers. Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, introduced HB 4581 this month. It would gradually bump the age that young offenders charged with misdemeanors are sent to adult court from 18 t ...Read More

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